www.dollymania.net                News                          November 2020

Nov. 30:
'Songteller' Makes Top Three 'New York Times' Best Sellers
Dolly's Songteller book is officially a Best Seller. The tome debuts this week at No. 3 nonfiction hardcover and No. 3 combined nonfiction hardcover and e-books on the venerable New York Times Best Seller List. It also comes in at No. 10 out of all genres of books on the USA Today/Associated Press Best Seller List, No. 9 nonfiction on The Washington Post Best Seller List and in Canada No. 10 nonfiction in The Toronto Star Best Seller List. According to the New York Times archives search, Dolly hasn't been on their Best Seller list since her first autobiography made the hardcover list for several weeks in 1994-1995 and the paperback list in 1995.

'Holly Dolly Christmas' Passes 100,000 Sales, Possibly New Best Week
Dolly's promotions continue to pay off for A Holly Dolly Christmas, as sales through last Friday jumped again and may have surpassed the 26,000 units it sold in its first week. Hits Daily Double is estimating 25,820 units moved (about 24,000 hard copies and full downloads sold, 200 album-equivalent download singles, and more than 1,600 album-equivalent online streams), but their number reported last week was actually quite a bit lower than the actual sales for the week (18,500 versus an actual count of 21,000), so it's possible the album may have a new sales highwater mark. Either way, it has passed the 100,000 sales milestone during the week with approximately 115,000-120,000 copies sold since release.

U.K. Chart Updates
Across the pond, A Holly Dolly Christmas remains on the top 100 pop British albums for a third week, slipping eight places to No. 25, while losing eight in its seventh week on the overall sales chart to No. 20, seven to No. 19 physical sales, nine to No. 24 downloads, falling off the vinyl sales chart from No. 18 for one week and coming in at No. 5 independent label albums. On the U.K. country compilation albums chart, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 loses two to No. 9 in its 150th week, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe slips three to No. 8, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) falls out of the top 20, down from No. 17, and 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) gains two to No. 12.

Library Gets Coverage In Colorado, Ohio
Dolly recently celebrated statewide initiatives in her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program with interviews in the local media. She chatted with The Denver Post this week here about the state recently allocating funds to take the program statewide in Colorado, while she spoke with The Columbus Dispatch here about the state successfully launching the final county in the program to make available to all children statewide in Ohio.

Dolly Leads Thanksgiving Parade Entertainment
Dolly's holiday appearances continue with a remote stop at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday viewable here or in the media player below. Vulture called the appearance "socially distant but emotionally necessary" here and several media observers noted it was the morning's highlight performance. She gave an interview to The Tennessean here about her various projects and she and Christine Baranski spoke with NBC Palm Springs here about Netflix's Christmas On The Square, which Stylist magazine said is "the only holiday film to watch this year" for its campy fun here, although several other reviewers didn't like it much. Director Debbie Allen spoke with a few outlets as well, including this interview with Oprah Magazine here. Dolly still has Wednesday's Christmas In Rockefeller Center for NBC, her Pandora streaming special Friday, a new CBS special Sunday, Graham Norton appearance in the U.K. on Friday and the U.S. the following Friday, and Saturday's CMT Take Over, among other appearances.

Nov. 25:
'There Was Jesus' Earns Dolly's 50th Grammy Nomination
Dolly received her career 50th Grammy nomination on Tuesday, earning a nod for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "There Was Jesus" with Zach Williams. She won the category last year for "God Only Knows" with For KING & Country. This year she faces off against Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship for "The Blessing;" Lecrae and Kirk Franklin for "Sunday Morning;" We The Kingdom for "Holy Water;" and Tauren Wells and Jenn Johnson for "Famous For (I Believe)." Dolly reacted on social media saying: "I was honored to hear that "There Was Jesus" is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at this year's #GRAMMYs ?? So proud to be a part of this song with Zach Williams! I am so happy that it has touched the hearts of so many!" Also nominated with a Dolly connection was Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice documentary for Best Musical Film which features an interview with Dolly. Winners will be announced Jan. 31 on CBS. Dolly's new nomination keeps her second place role behind Beyonce for the most-nominated women of Grammy history, as Beyonce's nine nominations increases her career total to 79, tying Paul McCartney for second-most nominations of all artists (behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones with 80 each).

'Cozy Up' Debuts On Adult Contemporary Chart
Dolly has a new song on the Billboard charts released Tuesday. "Cuddle Up And Cozy Down Christmas" with Michael Buble debuts at No. 27 Adult Contemporary Singles and No. 26 holiday digital singles on the Nov. 28 tallies. It marks her first time on the Adult Contemporary Chart since the remake of "Smoky Mountain Rain" with Ronnie Millsap went to the same position on the list last year. The album that contains the song, A Holly Dolly Christmas, sees a huge leap thanks to Dolly's massive promotional push over the previous week, with a 90 percent sales increase to 21,000 copies. That pushes it up 41 spots to No. 20 Hot 100, three to No. 3 current album sales, one to No. 4 overall album sales, three to No. 3 country albums, seven to No. 4 independent albums chart, back to No. 1 Holiday Albums, and up 61 to No. 33 Canadian albums, while Dolly rises eight to No. 24 Artist 100. Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers inches up four to No. 35 Christmas albums. Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas" gains 11 to No. 22 on the Christmas digital song sales chart. Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" finally drops from its No. 2 position on the Hot Christian Songs chart down to No. 3, down two to No. 6 Christian streaming songs, two to No. 4 Christian digital song sales chart. It also holds steady at No. 5 Adult Contemporary Christian Singles chart but falls off the Christian airplay list, down from No. 10.

CMT Dolly Takeover Weekend Details
CMT has revealed at least some of the schedule for its Dolly Takeover Weekend Dec. 5-6. The program starts at noon with Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors, followed at 2 p.m. by Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love, then Steel Magnolias at 4 p.m., a repeat of Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors at 7 p.m., a repeat of Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love at 9 p.m., Unlikely Angel at 11 p.m., and a repeat of Steel Magnolias at 1 a.m. I also saw Top 20 host Katie Cook say she recently interviewed Dolly, so presumably she will also make an appearance on that program over the weekend as well.

New E-Cards For Dolly Holidays Released
As part of Dolly's holiday product placement and her deal with American Greetings, a series of new holiday e-cards featuring tracks from her new album were announced this week. They're accessible here.

Director Talks New Dolly Special
It was previously reported here that PBS stations will begin airing a new Dolly music documentary Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You (My Music) this coming weekend, and The Albuquerque Journal interviewed the director here.

Dolly The Good Lauded
Columnist Leonard Pitts lauded Dolly's goodness as the antithesis of Gordon Gekko's "Greed Is Good" philosophy of the 1980s in his column this week, available here. Similarly, a columnist from CNN said "Just let Dolly Parton rule the world already" here.

'Christmas On The Square' Does Well
Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square premiered on Netflix Sunday and quickly became the No. 4 movie on Monday and No. 8 overall program of the day, falling out of the top 10 overall shows on Tuesday but only dipping one to No. 5 movie. Reviews have been mixed, but those who knew what to expect in advance as a campy, sentimental, unbelievable, silly holiday tall tale were kinder. For example, the venerable New York Times opined in a largely positive review here: "It's bad, the sort of bad that knows what it is — campy rather than camp. 'Campy' is camp with a diploma and a martini. And 'Christmas on the Square' is a drunk."

Library Announces Premiere, Q&A, Concert Dec. 9
Dolly's Imagination Library on Monday made its big announcement, which was the official premiere of the documentary The Library That Dolly Built at 7 p.m. Eastern Dec. 9 on Facebook. The actual premiere information had already been released in a trailer for the project that the Library had posted to YouTube a month and a half ago and was reported here at the time, but this reveal included the addition that the movie will be followed by a conversation with Dolly and then a live acoustic performance. Then on Dec. 11 the film and conversation will be released nationwide as a Watch Now @ Home Cinema Release followed by an early 2021 release across multiple platforms. In a press release, Dolly said: "I am so excited that we can finally tell the whole story of the Imagination Library. It is certainly not just about me. Our story is the story of children, of families and communities who all share the dream to inspire kids to love to read and to love to learn. My hope is this documentary will encourage more towns, more states and even more countries to jump onboard. One thing is for sure, I think this is the best investment I have ever made!"    

Australian Film Featuring Dolly Music In Production
Several years ago, Australian actress Rose Byrne revealed she had purchased the rights to produce a musical dramedy about a Dolly impersonator filled with Dolly music and was placing the movie into development, and The Music reports here that shooting on the film has finally begun in Australia. Seriously Red will star Krew Boylan as the impersonator named Red an also features Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Daniel Webber, Celeste Barber, Jack Thompson and Nell Campbell. The production summary states: "A vivacious and hilarious redhaired woman grappling with high expectations and low self-esteem, she pours herself a cup of ambition and trades her 9 to 5 career in real estate for a life under the spotlight as a Dolly Parton impersonator. After misreading her work party's dress code, Red tumbles outta bed into a new world of tribute artists and impersonators in her wild and messy journey that includes romancing a Kenny Rogers impersonator. Red has to lose herself in order to find herself. As Dolly Parton says, 'Be yourself because, everyone else is taken.'" It is expected to be released in Australia in 2021.

Dollywood Gets New President
After 10 years leading Dollywood, The Dollywood Company President Craig Ross will take a new position at parent company Herschend Family Entertainment, it was announced this week, promoting vice-president of parks operation Eugene Naughton to the role of President. Learn more from The Knoxville News-Sentinel here.

Nov. 21:
A Very Dolly Week
In a week that began with release of Dolly's new lyrics book/autobiography Songteller (although the CD version of the audiobook has been delayed until possibly early December) and ending Sunday with Netflix's premiere of Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square, Dolly was everywhere this week promoting both projects plus her holiday album and a ton of other appearances announced this week. Developments included:

  • Drugmaker Moderna announced its COVID-19 vaccine was 94.5 percent effective, and within days news went viral that – as had been reported here several times in recent months – Dolly's $1 million Vanderbilt University Medical Center donation for coronavirus research had paid for the initial study into the new vaccine, which officials at the hospital said allowed research on it to progress up to 10 times faster than applying for an waiting on government funding. Coverage included The Guardian here, Billboard here (which quoted her appearance on BBC's The One Show saying: "I'm a very proud girl today to know that I had anything at all to do with something that's gonna help us through this crazy pandemic.") and The Independent here, which interviewed Vanderbilt researcher Dr. Naji Abumrad, her friend in whose honor she made the donation, discussing her intelligence and curiosity that led her to make the gift. She was informed on NBC's Today of her connection to the vaccine.
  • Billboard announced Dolly will be honored with its 2020 Hitmakers Award at the 15th annual Women in Music Event, which will stream virtually Dec. 10. The award honors her as a songwriter and is given to an artist "whose compositions have significantly impacted culture," The Boot reported here.
  • NBC officially announced Dolly and Jimmy Fallon performing as part of the Christmas In Rockefeller Center special and announced it will air at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, although Fallon had already let that cat out of the bag.
  • Pandora streaming radio announced Dolly will host a special at 9 p.m. Dec. 4 on the service where she'll perform cuts from her CD and welcome special guests Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce. Billboard reported on the announcement here.
  • Additional appearances announced include a Dolly Takeover Weekend on CMT Dec. 5 and 6 and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Dec. 7.
  • Interviews included PBS's Newshour here, Broadway.com here, Yahoo here, Delilah's "Love Someone" podcast here, a Vanity Fair interview over her entire career highlights here, Magic 106.7 here and The Sydney Morning Herald here.
  • TMZ reported here that Playboy is interested in Dolly's offer to be a cover girl for her 75th birthday in January.
  • CMT shared her letter to Santa published by Good Housekeeping magazine here.

    Dolly Earns First Double-Platinum U.K. Album
    BPI, the British record industry group, this week certified the 2007 collection Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 double-platinum for U.K. sales in excess of 600,000 units, her career first album to reach that milestone there. The album recently re-entered the charts due to renewed attention because of its first-ever vinyl release.

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    Dolly's promotions for all of her products results in a 38 percent increase last week in sales for A Holly Dolly Christmas to 11,000 in its sixth week of release, up from 8,000 the previous week, Billboard confirmed this week and in Tuesday's charts. I'd expect her continued appearances this week will increase its sales again for next week's charts, too. As of last Thursday, it had sold approximately 75,000 copies in the U.S. since release. The Nov. 21 charts showed it jumping up 50 places to No. 61 Top 200, six to No. 6 current albums, eight to No. 5 overall album sales, two to No. 6 country albums, seven to No. 11 independent albums, one to No. 4 Christmas albums, and steady at No. 94 Canadian albums, while Dolly gains 17 to No. 32 Artist 100. Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers slips eight to No. 39 Christmas albums. Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas" loses 20 to No. 33 on the Christmas digital song sales chart. Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" remains steady yet another week at No. 2 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, falls one to No. 4 Christian streaming songs, loses four to No. 10 Christian airplay and after 17 weeks at No. 1 dips one to No. 2 Christian digital song sales chart. It also holds steady at No. 5 Adult Contemporary Christian Singles chart. Across the pond, A Holly Dolly Christmas on Friday re-enters the top 100 pop British albums chart at No. 17, shooting up 35 points to No. 12 overall sales, 83 spots to No. 15 downloads and 33 to No. 12 physical CD sales. It debuts at No. 18 vinyl sales. On the U.K. country compilation albums chart, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 dips three to No. 7 in its 149th week, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe stayed at No. 5, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) slips three to No. 17, and 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) slips eight to No. 14.

    British Library Plans Dolly Interview Fundraiser
    The U.K. arm of Dolly's Imagination Library early childhood literacy program has announced a live virtual interview online that fans may watch as a fundraiser for the charity. BBC interviewer Sara Cox will question Dolly for an hour starting at 7:30 p.m. British time. Fans who buy tickets for £5 each here will be sent a link in advance to watch live and may access the interview for 48 hours. Stateside, the program announced it will share "BIG NEWS" on Monday, Nov. 23.

    'Christmas At Dollywood' Heading To General Release DVD
    After being available for a while as a Wal-Mart exclusive DVD, last year's Hallmark holiday movie Christmas At Dollywood will get a general DVD release Jan. 5, it was announced this week. Reserve your copy here.

    Andy Cohen's Kid Thinks Dolly Is God
    Andy Cohen shared a photo to Instagram that went viral this week of his son seeing an Andy Warhol painting of Dolly and asking "Is she God, Daddy?" See it here.

    Nov. 13:
    Macy's Parade, CBS Special, Apple TV Interview, Graham Norton Stop Coming

    Cracker Barrel on Wednesday announced in the video here or in the media player above that Dolly will perform "A Holly Jolly Christmas" during the restaurant's float time during the socially distant Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airing on NBC at 9 a.m. Nov. 26 and also revealed they are accepting entries for 10 lucky fans to enjoy the show from home with VIP Watch Party Packages of the limited-edition pink Cracker Barrel rocking chair signed by Dolly, a copy of her holiday album, and gift cards to Macy's and Cracker Barrel ($100 for each card for nine winners, $250 for Macy's and $650 for Cracker Barrel to represent free meals for a year for the grand prize winner). To enter, visit crackerbarrel.com/vip through Tuesday and share your favorite holiday tradition. A panel of reviewers will choose the winners based half on creativity and originality and half on descriptive language.

    But that's not the only TV appearance revealed on Wednesday, as CBS announced Dolly has inked a deal for an hour-long A Holly Dolly Christmas television special at 8:30 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Pacific Dec. 6 (also streaming on CBS All Access starting that night). Described as "an intimate, candlelit set of faith-filled hymns and holiday classics" plus "Christmas stories and faith-based recollections of the holiday season," Dolly said in a press release: "I am so proud to be a part of the CBS family this holiday season with my new Christmas special."

    Dolly's other appearances continue to multiply as she promotes her various winter projects. It was announced Thursday she had taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+'s The Oprah Conversation to premiere on the streaming subscription service on Friday. Check out an excerpt from Today here.

    She also was announced Thursday as the musical guest for the BBC's Graham Norton Show at 10:45 UK Time Dec. 4 to perform "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." (The show repeats a week later, 11 p.m. Eastern Dec. 11, on BBC America.)

    USA Today shared an Associated Press interview about Netflix's Christmas On The Square here, and another remote interview with Christine Baranski about the project came from Dewayne Hamby here. She made an appearance on GQ here answering social media posts about her and appeared remotely on Good Morning Britain here. She also spoke with In Style magazine about her holiday fashion sense here. And don't forget about her holiday concert on Amazon at 1 p.m. Eastern Friday.

    Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Profiled
    Dollywood has launched this year's Smoky Mountain Christmas, and The Knoxville News Sentinel profiled the festival here.

    Dolly Fans Interviewed About Show
    Dolly fans Harrel Gabehart and Patric Parkey were interviewed this week live on Facebook by Williamson Source about Sunday's MeTV broadcast of Collector's Call about their huge Dolly collection which will feature a remote appearance by Dolly herself. Check out the interview here.

    Nov. 11:
    Promotions Begin For Netflix Holiday Film

    Dolly and Christine Baranski were making the rounds this week to promote the Nov. 22 premiere of Christmas On The Square, with Dolly chatting with News Channel 9 here and the pair being interviewed by New Now Next here or in the media player below and Pridesource here. They and several others involved in the project were interviewed by Theatremania for a piece available here and in the media player above.

    Dolly Promotes Christmas Album
    Meanwhile, she promoted her holiday album and Friday's Amazon concert in an interview with Elle magazine here. And a couple of line dance enthusiasts informed me they choreographed a line dance to the album's track "Christmas On The Square" which is available here for folks to learn.

    'Holly Dolly Christmas' Still In Top 15 Bestsellers
    A Holly Dolly Christmas continued to sell well in its fifth week of release, coming in as the country's 14th-best-selling album of the week even though low streaming numbers push it much further down the charts, the Nov. 14 numbers from Billboard released Tuesday showed. The album slipped three to No. 12 current albums, four to No. 14 overall album sales, 24 spots to No. 111 Top 200, one to No. 8 country albums, one to No. 18 independent label albums, four to No. 5 Christmas albums and 48 places to No. 94 Canadian albums, while Dolly moves up five digits to No. 49 Artist 100. Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers loses eight to No. 31 Christmas albums. Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas" falls six to No. 13 on the Christmas digital song sales chart. Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" remains steady yet another week at No. 2 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, gains one to No. 3 Christian streaming songs, loses one to No. 56Christian airplay and remains steady at No. 1 Christian digital song sales chart, its 17th week atop that list. It also holds steady at No. 5 Adult Contemporary Christian Singles chart and falls back off overall all-genre digital songs chart, down from No. 43.

    Nov. 10:
    Christmas Concert, Fan Q&A On Amazon Friday

    Amazon on Monday announced Dolly will hold a pre-recorded virtual concert Friday to promote A Holly Dolly Christmas and then answer fan questions live (questions must be submitted in advance to Facebook here). Hosted by uberfan Leslie Jordan, Comin' Home For Christmas will air at noon Central (10 a.m. Pacific, ,1 p.m. Eastern) on Amazon Live here as well as Amazon's Twitch channel, Amazon Music's mobile app and Amazon Music's live streaming function.

    Kroger Gets First Dolly Homewares Products
    Dolly's new line of homeware products began appearing over the weekend in their first stores nationwide, Kroger groceries. Serving bowls and boards, measuring cups and mixing bowls, fruit bowls, mugs, and more – some in music-related shapes, some with music or butterfly emblems, some with Dolly quotes, and some with no apparent Dolly connection other than her face on the box – showed up on store shelves nationwide. It appears these are the first items from her Tabletops Unlimited partnership that was announced a month ago. No retailers for the products were announced at that time but the manufacturer also supplies stores such as Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond and Wayfair. Thanks to Coleman Jarrett for submitting the below photo.

    Dolly Discusses Her Most Iconic Albums
    Pitchfork Magazine shared a video Monday of Dolly breaking down her most iconic albums. Watch it on YouTube here.

    BMI Asks Other Country Stars About Dolly The Songteller
    BMI, the songwriting rights organization to which Dolly belongs, honored her this week with a series of videos called Songteller To Songteller of modern country artists discussing her composing artistry: Luke Bryan on Dolly in general, Kane Brown on "9 To 5," Brandi Carlisle on "Coat Of Many Colors," Ashley McBryde on "These Old Bones," Scotty McCreery on "My Tennessee Mountain Home," Thomas Rhett on "Jolene" and Carrie Underwood on "I Will Always Love You." Watch them courtesy Music Row here.

    Dolly's Imagination Library Goes Statewide In Ohio
    Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine, who has been promoting Dolly's Imagination Library early childhood literacy program in her state for the past year, announced over the weekend that the final two counties have signed on to declare the program is now available statewide, she wrote in The Fairborn Daily Herald here. She also revealed that she will release a cookbook combining recipes from her previous Family Favorites cookbook and Dolly's out-of-print Dixie Fixin's cookbook in a new publication to fundraise for the program in the state.

    Doctor Suggests Dolly Be Vaccine Spokesperson
    With news that a vaccine from Pfizer may be effective against COVID-19, one medical expert thinks a unifying celebrity should publicly be inoculated once a vaccine has been approved by the FDA, recalling how Elvis Presley publicly took the polio vaccine to help convince the public of its safety. Dr. Charles Stoecker from Tulane University recommended to WWL TV here that Dolly as the best celebrity to fill that role. (Although Dolly was not involved in the Pfizer research – the company and German investors funded their vaccine independently from any U.S. funding to avoid politicization of the effort – she did fund early research into one of the other leading vaccine candidates currently being examined in human trials by pharmaceutical company Moderna as part of her $1 million gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.)

    Dolly Collectors On TV This Weekend
    Record-setting Dolly collectors Harrel Gabehart and Patric Parkey will be profiled on the MeTV series Collector's Call at 10 p.m. Eastern Sunday night with a special video appearance from Dolly herself. Watch a preview here. The couple is also expected to do a live Facebook interview with the program sometime on Tuesday although the time was not set as of press time Monday night. Find your local MeTV channel here.

    Nov. 7:
    Barry Gibb Duet Previewed

    Former Bee-Gees lead singer Barry Gibb on Friday announced he will on Jan. 8 release a country covers album of Bee-Gees songs with guest artists from Nashville, including Dolly, who sings with him on the band's first U.S. single, "Words." The original track was their first to perform on American television, on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1968, and peaked at No. 15 here, while hitting No. 1 in several European countries and No. 8 U.K. This isn't the first time the two have worked together, as the Bee-Gees wrote her first Kenny Rogers duet, "Islands In The Stream," and Barry Gibb co-produced the album. Watch a preview of the new project in the media player above or by visiting YouTube here. Dolly's track will be available here, the MP3 of the album Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1) is available for pre-order here, and vinyl here.

    U.K. Chart Updates
    A Holly Dolly Christmas on Friday lost another five places in its fifth week to No. 47 overall British album sales, dipped six to No. 45 physical CD sales, and 12 to No. 98 download album sales. On the U.K. country compilation albums chart, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 remained steady at No. 4 in its 148th week, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe stayed at No. 5, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) gained two to No. 14, 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) shot up 13 to No. 6, and Ultimate Dolly Parton fell back out of the top 20, down from No. 20.

    Katie Couric Profiles Dolly
    Katie Couric profiled Dolly this week in the 20th episode of her online series See Her. Catch it from People Magazine here.

    Gorillaz Want To Sing With Dolly
    Animated band Gorillaz have put out into the universe that they want to record their next song with Dolly and have written one for her, DIY Magazine reported this week here.

    New Duet Video, Promotions For 'Christmas'
    Dolly on Friday morning released the official animated video for her Michael Buble duet "Cuddle Up and Cozy Down Christmas" exclusively on Facebook. Watch it here. Meanwhile, she this week was up for a new interviews to promote her holiday album including with Elvis Duran and The Morning Show here or in the media player below and Morning MAGIC here. She also was interviewed by American Songwriter here.

    Nov. 4:
    'Holly Dolly Christmas' Still Top 10 Selling Album
    A Holly Dolly Christmas remained America's 10th-best-selling album of the week once again in its fourth week of release, but once more its lack of online streams kept it low in charts that add streaming data. The Billboard Nov. 7 numbers see the record dip one to No. 9 current albums, hold steady at No. 10 overall album sales, gain 55 places to No. 87 Top 200, move up seven to No. 7 country albums, and add a dozen digits to No. 17 independent label albums. The set recaptures the No. 1 holiday albums spot, up from two weeks at No. 2, and rises 15 spots to No. 46 Canadian albums, while Dolly inches up three to No. 52 Artist 100. Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers drops five to No. 23 Christmas albums. Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas" loses one to No. 7 on the Christmas digital song sales chart. Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" remains steady yet another week at No. 2 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, No. 4 Christian streaming songs, No. 5 Christian airplay and No. 1 Christian digital song sales chart, its 16th week atop that final list. It falls two to No. 5 Adult Contemporary Christian Singles chart and inches up two to No. 43 overall all-genre digital songs chart.

    Dolly Gets Moss Named After Her
    Researchers have discovered a new fossilized species of moss in rocks near to Dolly's hometown in East Tennessee and chose to name it after her, an article from the University of Oregon noted here. Dollyphyton boucotii was discovered in an Ordovician rock deposit from Douglas Dam in Tennessee.

    'Christmas' Gets Another Vinyl Version
    Yet another special release of A Holly Dolly Christmas has been announced. Vinyl collectors' club Magnolia Record Club has announced a red and green swirl vinyl will be an exclusive for its members available in their November bundles. You must join by November 30 to get the bundle. A general release on red vinyl is available at retailers including Amazon here), coming out Nov. 13, while Amazon is also offering an exclusive cassette tape and 8-track, each also delayed to Nov. 13 and with a bonus track each, and a streaming version for its Music Unlimited streaming service with both of the bonus tracks included here. Also, her official online store sold exclusive white, green, and gold vinyl versions of the album, all of which are sold out.

    Dolly Chats With 'Bustle'
    With Songteller about to be released, promotions continue including an interview with Bustle released on Tuesday here.

    Miley: Dolly Brought Sexy To Country
    Dolly goddaughter Miley Cyrus says Dolly made country music sexy for the first time with her image and personality in an interview highlighted by The Cheat Sheet this week here.