COUNTRY music legend Dolly Parton has given her seal of approval to one of the acts performing at Millport's Country Music Festival.

The multi-Grammy award winning icon says she has been 'hugely impressed' by Candi Carpenter, who is headlining the Maverick Acoustic stage on August 19.
When Dolly celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with a star-studded concert in Nashville, she invited Candi to join her on stage at the show, which was broadcast live in America. 
She has described the exciting new talent as 'one of the best singers I have ever heard'."
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