www.dollymania.net                News                          October 2021

Oct. 20:
'Does He Love You' Makes Hot Country Songs Chart
Dolly and Reba are officially on the Hot Country Songs chart together, as their collaboration of "Does He Love You" debuts at No. 47 on the Oct. 23 charts released Tuesday reflecting its first full week of airplay, sales, and streaming. The track also debuts at No. 13 country digital sales but falls off of the top 50 country airplay tally, which is off from the other charts by three days (it runs Monday through Sunday, while the sales, streaming, and Hot Country Songs charts run Friday through Thursday), down from No. 49 the previous week, which reflected airplay in its first three days' of release only. It's Dolly's first entry on the Hot Country Songs chart since "Cuddle Up and Cozy Down" with Michael Buble last year, and Reba's since "Be A Light" with Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban, and "Dear Rodeo" with Cody Johnson, both last year. The triple album containing the track, Reba's Revived, Remixed, Revisited, debuts at No. 91 on the overall top 200 albums combining sales and streams, No. 8 Top Album Sales, No. 8 Current Albums, and No. 12 Country Albums with 8,000 units sold and 1,000 unit equivalents streamed. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" moves up four to No. 18 Christian digital song sales, and A Holly Dolly Christmas holds steady at No. 15 Top Holiday Albums.

Oct. 19:
Seats Remain Open For Dolly's Cancer Benefit Sunday
Tickets are still available for Dolly's breast cancer fundraising benefit Sunday in the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. While upper balcony ($165), lower balcony ($275), and back of mezzanine ($385) are sold out, front of mezzanine ($550), back of floor ($550), and front half of floor seats ($1,100 VIP packages) had seats remaining as of Monday night. Organizers have announced Dolly will be performing an "intimate" one-hour set accompanied only by band leader Kent Wells on guitar. Get tickets here!

Dolly, Reba Chart On Radio With 'Does He'
Dolly and Reba are back on the radio. Their new duet of "Does He Love You" from Reba's triple album earned 1.1 million audience impressions in just its first three days of radio availability, allowing it to debut at No. 49 on the country airplay chart dated Oct. 16 that came out last week. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" gained three to No. 22 Christian digital song sales, and A Holly Dolly Christmas dipped four to No. 15 Top Holiday Albums, while Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers falls off the top 50, down from No. 50. Overseas, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 fell six spots to No. 7 on the U.K. country compilation albums chart while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gained three to No. 9, Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) slipped four to No. 19, and Essential Dolly Parton fell out of the top 20 down from No. 19.

Porter & Dolly DVD Set Hits Stores
Don't forget if you didn't get the Time-Life deluxe Dolly collection with all of its episodes of The Porter Wagoner Show and Dolly's 1976-77 Dolly series, the discs from that set featuring those items are coming out Tuesday from MPI Home Video as Country Legends: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner & Friends with a few extra feature performances not included in the Time-Life set.

Dolly Grammy Dress Up For Auction
The Grammys have announced the white and gold dress Dolly wore on the red carpet arriving for her 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will be included in the items up for auction at next year's MusiCares charity auction, to be held Jan. 30 hosted by Julien's Auctions. Read more from USA Today here.

'9 To 5' Headed Down Under In 2022
Dolly's 9 To 5: The Musical will be heading Down Under to Australia next year, she announced in a recent interview with The Project. An earlier Australian engagement for the show had been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. Learn more here and check out the interview here.

Oct. 8:
Dolly, Reba Release 'Does He Love You' Video Friday

Reba made the surprise announcement Thursday on social media that when her new triple album Reba: Revived, Remixed, Revisited drops on Friday she will also premiere a music video for her collaboration with Dolly on "Does He Love You." The video will premiere on Reba's Facebook page here at noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central (Reba will go live 20 minutes before the video premiere). The two released a teaser late Thursday you may watch here or in the media player above.

Another Dolly Covid Preventative Applies For Approval
Dolly is saving the world once again, literally. AstraZeneca filed a request with the FDA for emergency use authorization for a long-acting antibody combination to protect against Covid-19 for those individuals with medical conditions that render the existing vaccines ineffective. The preventative treatment was developed at Vanderbilt University using a portion of the same $1 million gift Dolly gave for Covid research that was responsible for researchers at the same institution discovering the Moderna Covid vaccine, which has likely prevented millions of cases of Covid.

Check Out Great New Interview, Photo Spread In 'W'
W magazine this week released a new interview with Dolly complete with a series of spectacular fashion photos of the icon in designerwear. Check it out here and a companion video interview here.

Dolly Donates $700K To Tenn. Flood Relief
Dolly's Pigeon Forge companies this week made a gift of $700,000 to flood relief efforts of the United Way of Humphreys County, Tenn., where her friend Loretta Lynn's ranch is located. The county was impacted by catastrophic, deadly flash floods in August, and United Way was the charity Lynn requested Dolly support. "I hope that this money can be put to good use to help the people of Middle Tennessee with what they need during their recovery," Dolly said in a press release. "Loretta and her people helped us out so much following the wildfires in 2016 that I just knew we had to do something to help them. They have our prayers and our thoughts as they go through this time." Proceeds from ticket sales Oct. 2-3 from Dollywood as well as Dolly's Stampede, Pirates Voyage, and Hatfield & McCoy dinner theatres and support from The Dollywood Foundation were donated to the effort.   

Dolly On U.S., U.K. Charts
With October being the prime release month for Christmas music, Billboard on Tuesday reinstated the Top Holiday Albums chart for the new year with the charts dated Oct. 9. For the first chart week of the new season, last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas debuts at No. 11 and Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers debuts at No. 50. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" falls five to No. 25 Christian digital song sales. Overseas, it was also a Dolly week on the U.K. charts released last Friday, as Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 was one of the selections chosen for special 1,000-unit limited edition vinyl re-issues in honor of British music retailer HMV's 100th anniversary, which immediately sold out and allowed the collection to re-enter the top 100 U.K. pop albums chart at No. 57, overall U.K. album sales chart at No. 28, physical sales chart at No. 26, vinyl sales chart at No. 11, and country compilation albums chart at No. 1. Other entries on the U.K. country compilation albums tally include The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe inching down one to No. 17, Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) rising three to No. 15, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) dropping out of the top 20, down from No. 17, and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) re-entering the top 20 at No. 18.