THE TRANSATLANTIC MAGAZINE
Christie’s is hosting an online-only charity auction entitled “NASHVILLE: An Auction to benefit ACM Lifting Lives® COVID-19 Response Fund”. One spectacular lot is Dolly Parton’s Swarovski-crystal encrusted four-string dulcimer, owned by for 30 years by the star and played by Dolly when she celebrated her 50th Anniversary onstage at the Grand Ole Opry in 2019 - the auction estimate is $50,000 to $100,000.
Dolly said: “Seeing my country music community suffer due to the pandemic has broken my heart. It was important to donate the dulcimer that was designed for my 50th Opry Anniversary so we can raise awareness and much needed funds to keep these folks on their feet before we can open the doors to our stages once again.”
If the dulcimer doesn’t suit you or your pocketbook, how about one of the other items generously donated by some of country music’s biggest names, including gowns from Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood or Carrie Underwood? Or a guitar from Taylor Swift, Dwight Yoakam, Bradley Cooper or Little Big Town? Or maybe even Tim McGraw’s Hellcat motorcycle – a gift to him from NFL Hall of Famer, Brett Favre?
The auction starts today, October 15, and runs through October 29. It will receive a special mention during the live broadcast of the Academy Of Country Music Awards, hosted by Keith Urban on Wednesday, September 16 and broadcast on CBS. ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music.
To get hold of a genuine piece of country music history – and do some good for the people that brought you a major part of American culture – go to www.christies.com