ATLANTA - Dollywood hosts premiere of new Dolly Parton Netflix series:
The Queen of Country will soon be the Queen of Netflix, with the debut of a Georgia-filmed series that brings the music of Dolly Parton to life in a whole new way.
"Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" is a new eight-part series featuring stories inspired by the songs of country superstar Dolly Parton, including “Jolene,” “These Old Bones,” and “If I Had Wings.” Set to hit the streaming service in late November, the series was filmed throughout metro Atlanta and features a star-studded cast including Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Gerald McRaney, and Delta Burke.
Several cast members along with a special group of fans got the chance to screen the show’s first episode (“Jolene”) at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge on Tuesday night — and FOX 5 the only Atlanta station there along the red carpet.
MLS Eastern Conference is taking place tonight at Mercedes Benz Stadium. FOX Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas and Maurice Edu join Good Day Atlanta's Buck Lanford to talk about the match, which you can catch live on FS1. For more information click here.
The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund was started back in 2010 in honor of Steve Cannon's West Point classmate who lost his life after a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. He left behind a wife and five children.
To help out the family, Cannon and more of his classmates put together the scholarship.
Since 2014, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund has awarded $12,000,000 in scholarships and education programs to over 1,500 military students.
One of the latest recipients is Brandon Pettaway. Right now he's a fan experience graduate assistant with the Atlanta Falcons.
Brandon says the Johnny Mac Fund has also helped him gain new friends aside from education, and that it's also helped him to strengthen his efforts on service.
For his 26th birthday, he celebrated by buying 26 meals from McDonald's and gave them away to 26 homeless people throughout Atlanta.
The mission of the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund is to honor military service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, especially to children of our nation’s fallen and disabled.
If you'd like to donate to the Johnny Mac Soldiers fund click here.
Divorce Court's Judge Toler on Good Day Atlanta:
It is a case gaining international attention: the death by suicide of 22-year-old Boston College student, Alexander Urtula. His 21-year-old girlfriend is charged with involuntary manslaughter after thousands of texts revealed that she encouraged him to kill himself. Judge Lynn Toler of TV's longest-running court show, "Divorce Court," now in its 21st season, stops by to discuss this case. For more information click here.
Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to an end and all month we've been featuring the stories of Breast Cancer survivors. Martha Lanier stops by with an interview with Good Day Atlanta's Katie Beasley, she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at age 60 and chose to attack her cancer aggressively with a bilateral mastectomy.
Martha Lanier then wrote the book, "Pink Lemonade," to help others going through this. For more information on Martha Lanier click here.
Pet of the day from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. For more information click here.