www.dollymania.net                News                          June 2015

June 29:
Aug. 1 Nashville Show Added, On Sale Thursday
Given the 24-minute sell-out of her July 31 Ryman Auditorium show in Nashville to benefit a local music school, Dolly has added a second charity concert at the same venue for a different organization, The Tennessean revealed here very early Monday morning. She told the newspaper: ""The show won't be flashy, but I will be. I don't have … video screens, pyrotechnics and the like. But I hope people will enjoy sittin' back and enjoying the stories and songs told and done in a simple way. Hopefully the shows will represent the spirit of our beloved, historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry...where I became a member back in 1969. I am so looking forward to performing there again." The concert will benefit the Opry Trust Fund. In a press release, she explained: ""I love being a member of the Grand Ole Opry...have been since 1969. It's important to me to be able to do a concert for the Opry Trust Fund as so many of my old Opry friends have benefited from it through the years. The money raised will go to help fund the medical needs and hospitalization for those who are not able to afford it and need the help. I am proud to be of help in any way." Tickets, $100 each and $55 each, will go on sale via Ticketmaster and Ryman.com at 10 a.m. Central time Thursday. Ticketmaster shows a "fan club presale" starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday but doesn't give any details; but since Dolly no longer has an official fan club, that is likely referring to some type of club associated with the Opry instead.

'Blue Smoke' Still No. 1 Overseas
Dolly's Blue Smoke retains the No. 1 spot on the British country compilation albums chart for a 55th consecutive week atop the charts, it was revealed Sunday. Also on the U.K. country compilations tally, Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony) holds steady at No. 9 and her Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) gains two to No. 15.

Please Pardon This Week's Site Interruptions
Updates over the next few days may be a bit spotty, as your webmaster currently has no home internet service due to some storm damage to a phone line. Full service may not be restored until the end of the week. Your understanding is appreciated.

June 26:
Official: 'Coat' Movie To Start Filming Aug. 10
NBC's adaptation of Dolly's classic song "Coat Of Many Colors" into a TV-movie is scheduled to begin filming on Aug. 10, the day after she concludes her four sold out Dollywood benefit concerts for her Imagination Library, Dolly Parton Productions President Ted Miller announced to the attendees at her literacy project's international conference on Thursday. He added that negotiations are ongoing over whether the movie will film in Tennessee or Georgia but Dolly is trying to get it shot in her home state. Earlier this year, Dolly had previously revealed the movie in answering a question from your webmaster, adding that it should air sometime around Christmas this year, and in subsequent interviews has said in addition to the story of her coat that the song tells, the film will share the story of her little brother, Larry, who tragically passed away a few days after being born. Miller said Dolly is currently in Los Angeles finishing her work writing songs for the film.

1977 Concert Coming To CD Next Month
Hotspur Records has announced plans to release a CD on July 24 of Dolly's May 13, 1977, final show of her three-night gig at New York's famed Bottom Line nightclub under the title Live From The Bottom Line. The concert, which the nightclub had recorded for its radio series, has been available from website Wolfgang's Vault since 2007 as streaming audio and since 2009 as a download for its members. If the CD track listing is the same as the online version, it will be 56 minutes long and feature the following songs (reserve your copy here!):

  • Higher And Higher 
  • All I Can Do 
  • Jolene 
  • There's No Place Like Home (one instrumental verse of Dolly playing the dulcimer) 
  • My Tennessee Mountain Home 
  • Do I Ever Cross Your Mind 
  • Coat Of Many Colors 
  • Applejack 
  • Light Of A Clear Blue Morning 
  • I Will Always Love You 
  • Getting In My Way 
  • Me And Little Andy 
  • How Does It Feel 
  • Holdin' On To You 
  • The Seeker 
  • You Are (followed by the spoken word verse of "I Will Always Love You") 
  • Love Is Like A Butterfly

    'Evening With Dolly' Gets Another Week On Charts
    The Cracker Barrel exclusive CD/DVD set An Evening With Dolly . . . Live holds steady at No. 22 in its 51st week on the top 40 music DVD sales, Billboard's July 4 tallies released Thursday revealed.

    'Billboard': Put Dolly On $10 Bill
    Billboard on Thursday offered its opinion on female artists who should be considered for replacing Alexander Hamilton on the 10 dollar bill, including Dolly. Nearly all of the publication's suggestions, including Dolly, are still living, which means they are ineligible for actual consideration. See their full list here.

    Video Of Urban Singing 'Applejack' Available
    Thanks to YouTube poster Keith Urban Superfan for bringing my attention to a video he recently posted of a 10-year-old Keith Urban singing Dolly's "Applejack" on an Australian television show. Watch it here.

    June 25:
    Library's Children's Music CD Debuts At Conference
    A full year after first making the song "I Believe In You" available for free download and announcing that a full CD of 12 songs to benefit her Imagination Library would be soon released, the album was made available this week to attendees at the literacy project's biennial conference, "Homecomin'." "I Believe In You" Love, Dolly features the 12 songs from her various Imagination Playhouse musicals, a welcome message from Dolly and a bonus track of her reading her 2009 children's book I Am A Rainbow. No word yet on when it will be available for the general public to purchase. In related news, the conference welcomes author Lori Nichols on Friday to Dollywood to sign copies of her Maple series of books. Read more about the book signings from The Sevier News Messenger here. The CD's track listing is:

  • Dolly's Special Greeting
  • I Believe In You
  • Together Forever
  • I Am A Rainbow
  • I'm Here
  • A Friend Like You
  • Imagination
  • Always Choose To Be Nice
  • You Can Do It
  • Friends
  • Responsibility
  • You Gotta Be
  • We Will Always Be Friends
  • Bonus: I Am A Rainbow Book read by Dolly

    Dolly Helps British Animal Shelter
    The Shepton Mallet Journal overseas reports that Dolly is helping a fundraising campaign by animal shelter Happy Landings to raise money for new kennels. She contributed a signed photo and merchandise to the shelter which last year accepted a lost dog that had been found at the Glastonbury Music Festival, named in her honor, and she had offered to adopt. Read more here.

    Teacher Award Photo Released
    Dolly's publicist this week released the photo taken in May of her presenting the 2015 Chasing Rainbows Award to Dyane Smokorowski, instructional technology coach for Andover Public Schools in Andover, Kan. The honor goes to a former state Teacher of the Year who has overcome great obstacles to have a positive impact on children. About the honor, Smokorowski said: "It is difficult to admit that my personal struggles actually prepared me to be a stronger person today. I wanted to be someone who could inspire others to reach beyond their environments, beyond their extremities, and to do as I have always done—to dream big!"

    June 22:
    Music City Show Sells Out Within 25 Minutes
    Tickets went on sale to the public Saturday for Dolly's July 31 benefit concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and sold out in 24 minutes, according to event organizers The Dustin J. Wells Foundation as posted on the founder's Facebook page. Fans posted to Facebook that while most were unable to obtain tickets due to the large number of people online at the same time attempting to buy seats, some who tried again and again were able to secure tickets as late as 20 minutes after the sale began. In a press release afterward, Dolly's management claimed the period ranked "among the fastest in Ryman Auditorium history" for a concert at the famed venue to sell out. Dolly said in the release: "I think back to all the people who encouraged me and helped me on my way up, and if I can help some young person make music, then I absolutely want to do that. Music is important to me and my family, and I'm grateful that so many people wanted to come see the show that it sold out so quickly." The Tennessean used some hyperbole to claim the concert sold out "in seconds" but later changed the length of time to "record time" instead here.

    'Blue Smoke' Sticks Around At No. 1 On U.K. Tally
    Dolly's Blue Smoke holds on to the No. 1 spot on the British country compilation albums chart for a 54th consecutive week atop the charts that came out Sunday. Also on the U.K. country compilations tally, Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony) holds steady at No. 9 and her Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) loses one to No. 17.

    Danielle Steel Loves Dolly
    Romance novelist Danielle Steel is a Dolly fan, The Tennessean reports here, adding the author said: "I met her several years ago, and was absolutely bowled over by her, how smart, funny, down to earth and absolutely wonderful she is. She's an amazing woman, and I love her songs and the lyrics she writes and sings."

    June 20:
    Pre-Sale Sells Out, Public Seats On Sale Saturday
    The portion of the Ryman Auditorium set aside for pre-sales for Dolly's July 31 benefit concert sold out within about an hour of becoming available Friday morning. The remainder of the venue's seats go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Central time (11 a.m. Eastern) Saturday via Ryman.com. In anticipation of the sale, The Tennessean celebrated Dolly here with the five top reasons they love her.

    Dolly's Website Shares Daddy's Dinner Bucket Story
    Dolly's official website, DollyParton.com, on Friday debuted a new section called "Front Porch Stories," where tales from Dolly's life will be told. In honor of Father's Day, the first story focused on her father's dinner bucket. Brother Randy sang the "Dinner Bucket Song" Dolly wrote about the lunch box and provided the box for photos. In the story, available here, Dolly said: "Our sweet Daddy worked so hard for all of us.  At night we used to take turns rubbing Daddy's cracked, hard-working hands with corn silk lotion and we soaked and washed his tired old feet.  My sister Willadeene sweetly (and jokingly) dried them with her long beautiful hair. If Jesus could wash the feet of his disciples, at least we could do it for Daddy.  If you're lucky enough to have great parents, it's truly one of God's greatest gifts. Happy Father's Day to all the good daddy's out there…and to the bad ones, too. Maybe they weren't lucky enough to have a Daddy as good as mine." Happy Father's Day, all!

    Dolly Featured In Women Who Changed Lives Book
    The Guardian British newspaper noted Dolly is among the women profiled in the upcoming anthology Here She Comes Now: Women In Music Who Have Changed Our Lives, coming out Aug. 11. See the story here and order your copy of the book here.

    In Memoriam: Cynthia Hurd
    Dolly's Imagination Library on Friday paid tribute via its Facebook page to one of the victims of this week's Charleston, S.C., shooting: Cynthia Hurd, who managed a branch of the county's public library system and worked with Dolly's literacy program in South Carolina. See the tribute here.

    June 19:
    Benefit Tickets On Pre-Sale Friday, Regular Sale Saturday
    The Dustin Wells Foundation on Thursday revealed ticket details for Dolly's July 31 Gift of Music Benefit concert at the Ryman Auditorium that had been first announced on Tuesday. A limited number of VIP seats were sold out within just a few hours of being announced on Thursday at $1,000 each featuring a Dolly meet-and-greet, valet parking, a signed poster, dinner and premium seating. Regular seats go on pre-sale at 10 a.m. Central time Friday (you had to be a customer of the dental clinic of the foundation's founder on his customer e-mail list to receive the pre-sale code), and the remaining seats will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Central time Saturday. Tickets, $85 and $55 with a limit of four seats per person, will be sold via Ryman.com. In a press release, Dolly said: "The 'Gift of Music' is something that runs deep within my kin folks. I love and cherish The Ryman and I am really excited to perform there to help raise money for the Dustin Wells Foundation. This goes to help many young kids that are part of the W.O. Smith School of Music. Through all of us working together we can make a difference in helping a child feel the magic in making music." The press release incorrectly states this is Dolly's first full Nashville concert in 12 years. (Actually, her most recent full public concert in Nashville was 13 years ago when her Halos & Horns Tour visited The Ryman – a fact noted by Rolling Stone in its coverage of the announcement here, and her most recent full private concert in Music City was a "friends and family" preview concert at Belmont College nine years ago to test the set list in preparation for the handful of U.S. dates she performed in 2006 and 2007 and her 2007 European tour.) Other coverage included The Tennessean here, WSMV here and The Nashville Business Journal here.

    Cracker Barrel DVD Back On Charts
    After being off the charts for several months, the Cracker Barrel exclusive CD/DVD set An Evening With Dolly . . . Live re-enters the top 40 music DVD sales, Billboard's June 27 charts released Thursday showed. The set earned a 50th week on the tally to re-enter at No. 22.

    June 17:
    July 31 Nashville Benefit Concert Announced
    The Dustin J. Wells Foundation on Monday announced that Dolly will be the performer for this year's Gift of Music Benefit Concert, which supports Nashville's W.O. Smith Music School. Ticket information for the July 31 concert, to be held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, has not been released yet. Her show will be another performance of her "Pure And Simple" acoustic set that she'll perform in a series of four sold out concerts a week later at Dollywood as a benefit for her Imagination Library charity. Check out the announcement from a Facebook page for the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, which is associated with the Foundation's founders here. Dolly had previously played the annual benefit concert in 2009 as one of several performers including Ronnie Dunn and Kellie Pickler.

    Fan Chenoweth Shares Dolly Picture
    Major Dolly fan Kristen Chenoweth on Tuesday sent out a picture from her dressing room at the Library of Congress' theatre before a performance, gushing over the fact that a picture of Dolly in the same theatre adorned her wall. Check out her Facebook posting here.

    Bluegrass Band Loved Dollywood Performances
    Wonder what it's like to play Dollywood's BBQ & Bluegrass Festival? Band Due South tells you in an interview with The Thomaston Times here.

    Alaska's Library Faces Financial Trouble
    Alaska's affiliates of Dolly's Imagination Library literacy project are in trouble due to state funding cuts, The News Miner reports here.

    June 16:
    Dolly No. 3-Selling U.K. Female Artist Last Year
    Dolly was the third-biggest-selling female solo artist in the U.K. last year, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) revealed in its Music Market 2015 report released Monday. She was behind only Taylor Swift and the woman who was the only one to sell over 500,000 CDs in Britain last year, Paloma Faith. As was previously reported here, her Blue Smoke moved about 355,000 copies in the final six months of last year, making it the year's 13th-biggest-selling CD in that country. Sales of her other albums following her massively-successful headlining gig at last year's Glastonbury Festival likely pushed her overall total to between 400,000 and 450,000 in the U.K. Read the press release here.

    June 15:
    Dolly Steady In U.K., Back Off Down Under
    Dolly's Blue Smoke this week enters its second year in the No. 1 spot on the British country compilation albums chart, logging a 53rd consecutive week atop the charts that came out Sunday. The U.K. country compilations tally also sees Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony) slip one to No. 9, her Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) fall five to No. 16 and Ronstadt's own Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) drop off the top 20, down from No. 19. Down Under, The Very Best Of Dolly Parton falls back off the Australian top 40 country albums chart, down from No. 38 for a 351st week.

    USA Today: Henley Album Should Be Out This Fall
    Coverage of Don Henley's country album continued over the weekend, and although most stories just recapped what had already appeared about the CD's preview party, USA Today added a new tidbit that when Dolly came into the studio she told Henley that the key was too high, so she'd have to rare back and get it. Two takes later, he recalled, "she had rared back and got it." The piece also noted that it should be released in the fall. Read more here.

    June 13:
    Dolly Acquires Second Pigeon Forge Dinner Theatre
    Dolly on Friday announced that she had acquired Pigeon Forge, Tenn., dinner theatre Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show. The venue becomes part of Dolly's World Choice Investments LLC, which manages her Dixie Stampede dinner theatres in Branson, Mo., and Pigeon Forge as well as her Pirate's Voyage dinner theatre in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The purchase was effective immediately, although the theater will be leased back to its current operators for the remainder of the current season before a revamping by Dolly's company for the 2016 season. In a press release, World Choice President Jim Rule explained: "We plan to make major renovations to the facility and add significant family fun action and comedy elements for the 2016 season." Dolly added in the release: "Since its opening in June 2011, Lumberjack Feud has been well accepted by the guests. We believe it has a great future here and I'm excited to get started! This will be a fun, creative project for all of us as we continue to develop Pigeon Forge into a world class family destination. As Jim said, we plan to develop a new, exciting version of the Lumberjack show and unveil it next spring. It will include major updates, changes and enhancements that I feel will greatly exceed guest expectations." The release also noted that the purchase is "expanding Parton's entertainment offering in Pigeon Forge and setting the stage for future growth," which suggests the company may begin placing Lumberjack Feud theaters in other cities in the future. Coverage included Knoxville TV stations WATE here and Local 8 News here.

    Henley Duet Heard At Nashville Preview
    Critics this week finally got to hear Dolly's duet with Don Henley that the pair recorded four years ago and had been originally reported here at that time. Henley has been working on his country album, Cass Country, for five years and has finally completed it. The track is a cover of the Louvin Brothers classic "When I Stop Dreaming." Rolling Stone reported here that Dolly "almost steals the show" as a highlight of the CD, while Billboard noted here that her collaboration received "the biggest reception" from critics and that Henley told them she recalled during the recording that she used to sing it with Porter Wagoner. (She only recorded it once previously, with Emmylou Harris on Harris' 1977 album Luxury Liner.) Capitol Records will release the CD, although the final release date has yet to be announced.

    Delta's 'Sky' Magazine Features Article By Dolly
    Thanks to Jonathan for alerting me to a Dolly article in Delta's current issue of its in-flight Sky magazine. The piece by Dolly is about the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway and surrounding area in Tennessee.

    USA Today Announces Best Music Destinations
    USA Today has released its list of the world's 10 best music destinations, ranking Dollywood at No. 6. See the full list, which named Graceland No. 1, here and see a story from Knoxville's Local 8 News here.

    June 11:
    Miley Sings '9 To 5' With Zit Cream On Her Face
    Dolly goddaughter Miley Cyrus on Tuesday night played around singing along to "9 To 5" while wearing acne cream, filmed herself, and posted the footage to Instagram. Check it out in coverage from E! Online here and Billboard here.

    Keith Urban Dons Dolly Duds For CMT Awards
    Major Dolly fanatic Keith Urban on Wednesday pulled out a new custom-made Dolly t-shirt for his performance at the CMT Awards. Check it out below.

    June 9:
    New Linda Ronstadt DVD Features Dolly Collaborations
    A new DVD titled Linda Ronstadt & Friends is slated to come out on Tuesday with special appearances by Dolly. The track listing includes "Applejack" with Dolly and "After The Goldrush" and "To Know Him Is To Love Him," both listed as with Emmylou Harris, so it's likely that the "Applejack" is with Dolly and Harris from their appearance on Dolly's 1970s variety show and the other two titles are Trio performances from various television appearances to support their two albums together in 1987 and 1999. The other performances listed are "Don't Know Much" with Aaron Neville, "I Never Will Marry" and "A Mile In My Shoes" both with Johnny Cash, "Somewhere Out There" with James Ingram, "I've Got A Crush On You" with Nelson Riddle," "Back In The USA" with Chuck Berry, "Different Drum" and "On" both with The Stone Poneys, and "Desperado," "It's So Easy" and "Tracks Of My Tears." Get your copy here! Thanks, Tony!

    Dollywood Preps For Great American Summer Launch
    Dollywood's Great American Summer returns on Saturday with special entertainment, longer operating hours and nightly fireworks. In a press release, Dolly noted: "There's nothing quite like those warm summer nights right here in the middle of the Great Smoky Mountains. I still remember lying in the grass and watching the stars dance across the sky, and we'd chase those ol' lightnin' bugs all night long through the hills where we grew up. I'm so glad we're able to give families more time to stay up late during my Great American Summer so they can enjoy everything that is so special about spending time together under the stars." The park is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during the festival, which features Dolly's Nights Of Many Colors fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. (this year with popular music from the past 30 years to celebrate the park's 30th anniversary), The Gazillion Bubbles Show (which moves to the larger DP's Celebrity Theatre this season), the debut of Old Bear And His Cub and Betty Bunny Didn't Do It at the Imagination Playhouse (plus the return of The Little Engine That Could), the new Live At The Back Porch music show and the new roving "Pick-Up Patrol" dance party throughout the park and "Lite The Nite" dance party at Wilderness Pass just before the fireworks, The festival concludes Aug. 2.

    June 8:
    'Blue Smoke' Tops U.K. Country Compilations Tally For One Year
    With one solid year on the chart overseas, Dolly's Blue Smoke this week holds the No. 1 spot on the British country compilation albums chart for a 52nd consecutive week with the release of Sunday's charts. The U.K. country compilations tally also sees Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony) gain one to No. 8 while her Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) rise five to No. 11 and Ronstadt's own Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) inch up one to No. 19. Down Under, The Very Best Of Dolly Parton re-enters the Australian top 40 country albums chart, at No. 38 for a 351st week.

    June 6:
    YouTube Analyzes Video Viewing Stats
    YouTube's new Music Insight analytics tool shows who listens to whom where, and the BBC found here Dolly as the anomaly. All country music superstars the network searched using the tool had almost all of their top cities for online streaming in the U.S. only (with Houston, Chicago and Dallas as most of them's top three cities) except Dolly, whose popularity overseas far exceeds her streams in her home country. The tool here shows about 52 million streams for her over the past nine months, and while the U.S. is her No. 1 overall country, one has to go all the way down to No. 9 in individual cities to find one in America. For individual nations, the top 10 were the U.S. at 8.7 million views, U.K. at 6.7 million, The Netherlands at 2.2 million, Romania at 1.9 million, Canada at 1.8 million, Brazil at 1.6 million, France at 1.2 million, Poland at 1.2 million, The Philippines at 1 million and Mexico at 1 million. Her top 10 cities were:

  • 1. London, England, 1.3 million
  • 2. Bucharest, Romania, 543,000
  • 3. Nairobi, Kenya, 337,000
  • 4. Tel Aviv, Israel, 325,000
  • 5. Dublin, Ireland, 301,000
  • 6. Warsaw, Poland, 245,000
  • 7. Manila, Philippines, 234,000
  • 8. Sao Paulo, Brazil, 222,000
  • 9. New York City, USA, 204,000
  • 10. Jakarta, Indonesia, 201,000

    June 5:
    Another 'Midnight Special' DVD Set With Dolly Released
    Time Life a year or so ago released a couple of DVD sets with several discs containing classic performances from The Midnight Special series from the 1970s and early 1980s, and just a few weeks ago a three-disc abbreviated set was released featuring some of the best tracks, including two Dolly performances: "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene," both from a 1978 appearance. Get your copy here!

    'Telegraph' Puts 'Jolene' At No. 67 Of All Time
    The music critics at London's Telegraph newspaper ranked the 100 best songs of all time, and Dolly's "Jolene" came in at No. 67. See the full list here.

    'Rolling Stone' Hearts Dolly, Stuart Duets
    Rolling Stone this week recalled a 2011 appearance Dolly made at Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at the CMA Music Festival for a couple of duets, sharing the YouTube video here.

    Dolly Hoot Night Hits Portland This Weekend
    Saturday night's Dolly "Hoot Night" tribute show in Portland, Ore., was previewed in Willamette Week with an interview with comedian Amy Miller on why Dolly "is an icon to believe in." Read what she had to say here.

    June 1:
    Dollywood Celebrates New Sign With Video

    Building the Dollywood Entrance Sign

    Dollywood got a new entrance sign! Watch the process of putting together this stunning new additon.

    Posted by Dollywood on Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Dollywood over the weekend released a video of the creation of the park's new entrance sign. Check it out in the media player above or by visiting Facebook here.

    Dolly's Sevierville Statue Wins Award
    TripAdvisor last week recognized Sevier County's Dolly statue on the county courthouse lawn with its 2015 Certificate of Excellence based on the quality of reviews and opinions through the travel opinion website in the past year, Knoxville station WATE reported here.

    Overseas Charts Updated
    Dolly's Blue Smoke this week remains at No. 1 for a 51st consecutive week on the British country compilation albums chart, Sunday's numbers showed. Elsewhere on the U.K. country compilations list, Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony) drops two to No. 9 while her Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) inches down one to No. 16 and Ronstadt's own Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) loses three to No. 20. Down Under, The Very Best Of Dolly Parton falls back out of the top 40 country albums chart, down from No. 38 in its 350th week.

    The Boot Loves Dolly Videos, Anniversary
    AOL's country music blog The Boot celebrated Dolly over the weekend, offering their opinion on her five best music videos here and observing her 49th wedding anniversary with Carl Dean here.