How to Watch Dolly Parton Special: '50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry' Live Stream, Air Time, Guest Stars and More

Five decades ago a young, bright country star was offered the chance to join Tennessee's most prestigious theater. Now, the music industry will come together to celebrate the woman who forever changed the sound of country music since she became a member of the renowned Grand Ole Opry in 1969—Dolly Parton.

In honor of the country superstar's long-running music career, NBC will air a special recognizing Parton's music catalog and influence on the industry. Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry is slated to air on the broadcast network on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Viewers without television can tune in to the special on any smart device via live stream on NBC's website and app. However, a cable provider login is needed to access the stream. Those with Hulu Live TV services can also watch Parton's celebration there.

Everything to Know About Dolly Parton 'Grand Ole Opry' 50-Year Celebration
Dolly Parton performs onstage at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. Parton's NBC special, "Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry," airs on NBC on November 26. Mickey Bernal/WireImage/Getty Images

The two-hour program, which was filmed during the anniversary concert in October, features highlights from the singer's Opry tribute along with video footage and clips of some of Parton's most memorable moments performing at the Nashville music stage. The special will also include performances from some of Parton's country music friends and those who have long been inspired by her work and career. Guests include country stars like Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Chris Janson and Hank Williams Jr.

The 73-year-old singer called the ceremony a "really big milestone."

"It was my dream to be on the Grand Ole Opry as a child," Parton told The Tennessean in an interview released Monday, crediting her father's love for music by singers Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells as her introduction to the Opry. "As a kid, I could picture them in my head, and I would just picture where they were and I could hear people applauding. And I was picturing myself on the Grand Ole Opry, singing for my daddy. And I did and I still am."

Parton added: "It's been a great honor to be part of the Grand Ole Opry all these years. That was always my dream. And then to have a whole celebration, to have it televised ... it's really a wonderful thing."

The 50th anniversary special is just one of the many projects celebrating Parton's longevity in country music. The "Jolene" singer made her foray into Netflix, releasing her very own anthology series, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, based on eight of her most dynamic songs, on Friday.