Forty-one years ago Monday, “Starting Over Again” debuts on the adult contemporary singles chart; the No. 1 country single would peak at No. 35 adult contemporary and No. 36 pop. Thirty-one years ago Monday, Dolly appears on The Dove Awards for a special performance of “He's Alive.” Thirteen years ago Monday, “Jesus & Gravity” debuts on the country singles chart; it peaks at No. 56. Forty-seven years ago Tuesday, Dolly's first recording of her original classic “I Will Always Love You” debuts on the country singles chart; two months later it becomes her third No. 1 hit (she hits No. 1 with it again in 1982 and No. 15 in 1995, while Whitney Houston takes it to No. 1 on the pop charts for 14 weeks in 1992, and a multi-artist new recording of the song mashed up with “On The Road Again” and “Country Roads” featuring Dolly herself tops the country chart in 2016). Thirty years ago Tuesday, Eagle When She Flies debuts on the album charts; one month later it would become her fifth album to reach No. 1 on the country charts, makes it to No. 24 on the pop charts, spawns her 24th country No. 1 single and sells more than 1 million copies to be certified platinum (her fifth). Fifty years ago Wednesday, Porter & Dolly record “Burning the Midnight Oil,” “The Right Combination” and other cuts for their The Right Combination/Burning The Midnight Oil album; released as singles seven and two months later, respectively, they reach No. 14 and No. 11 on the country singles chart. Thirty-seven years ago Wednesday, Dolly's cover of Petula Clark's “Downtown” debuts on the country singles chart; it reaches No. 36 country, No. 80 pop and No. 20 adult contemporary. Forty-nine years ago Thursday, “Lost Forever In Your Kiss” debuts on the country singles chart; it peaks at No. 9. Forty-eight years ago Friday, Dolly records a second version of her song “Travelin' Man,” this time for her album Bubbling Over; released as a single one month later, it peaks at No. 20. Forty-four years ago Friday, “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” Dolly's first post-Porter single, debuts on the single charts; it reaches No. 11 country, No. 87 pop. Fifty years ago Saturday, “Comin' For To Carry Me Home,” Dolly's arrangement of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” debuts on the country singles chart; it reaches No. 23. Forty years ago Sunday, 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs marks its ninth of 10 weeks at No. 1 on the country album chart (Dolly's fourth and longest stay atop the chart); it also reaches No. 11 pop and gold status for more than 500,000 copies sold (Dolly's fifth). That same day, “But You Know That I Love You” debuts on the country singles chart one week after its pop debut and one week before its adult contemporary debut; it peaks at No. 41 pop, No. 14 adult contemporary and No. 1 country. Thirty-eight years ago Sunday, Kenny Rogers begins recording “Islands In The Stream;” during the five-day recording session, he decides to bring Dolly in to sing with him; released as a single five months later, the duet spends two weeks atop both the country and pop charts, four weeks at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart, reaches No. 7 on the U.K. pop chart and sells more than 2 million copies in the U.S. alone to become the biggest-selling song of the year in any genre and one of the biggest-sellers of all time. Twenty-nine years ago Sunday, “Straight Talk” debuts on the country singles chart; the title song from Dolly's film would peak at No. 64.
Upcoming television appearances
(All times Eastern unless noted)
Starting April 7: Netflix, Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute
April 13, 9:48 a.m., Starz, Steel Magnolias (re-runs 6:59 p.m. April 13)
April 17, midnight, VH1, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous
April 18, 1 a.m., REELZ, Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!
In-person Dolly (scheduled live
appearances, some are tentative)
Sept. 25-26, Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthropy, Oxford, Miss.
Brandi Carlile Talks 'Songteller,' Uncle Bill, God With Dolly
Musician Brandi Carlile on Thursday night hosted an insightful, inspirational, and moving conversation with Dolly, which will remain available for streaming rental for two weeks here. She focused mostly on stories from Dolly's recent book Songteller, but Dolly asked a few questions about Brandi's upbringing and her new memoir Broken Horses. The discussion also ventured into remembrances of Dolly's Uncle Bill Owens, who passed away on Wednesday, and faith and spirituality, which prompted Brandi to thank Dolly on behalf of many of her LGBTQIA+ fans for helping reconnect them to their faith, explaining in a clip she shared on social media afterward here and in the media player above: “I wanted to tell you that like one of the things I've learned since writing this book is how many other LGBTQIA people, how many other queer people, are coming to me and telling me that they have such a similar trauma around religion. A lot of the fear and the imagery and that kind of dark stuff you're talking about has traumatized so many of us because we've always been told you know from a really young age about eternal damnation and stuff. And I mean, I think to say it's a turn-off is been it's an understatement because a turn-off means you can ignore it, you know, you can walk away from it, but there's something about faith, there's something about God that you know innately is there. I always say it's how we know we're not algae, you know. It's, I don't know how to name it half the time but I know it's there and other people do so a lot of people who are sort of prejudged by something about us that's innate, it's unsettling. And what's beautiful about that is when you are unsettled by something, the only way to overcome it is to come closer to it. And I've really felt that doubt has led me to faith just like questions lead me to answers, you know. And my spiritual trauma and my past around faith rejection has allowed me to be close to God in a way that I now see as definitely a gift and not a burden. And the way that you see and the way that you talk about the Lord, the way you talk about faith is, inspires me more than any Sunday School class I ever took. And I just want you to know that. And also I'm not alone. There's a lot of people like me that are drawn to you and love you with all their hearts because you have been quite a light at the end of a lot of our tunnels. So, let me just speak on everyone's behalf and say thank you for that.”
Dolly's Ice Cream Flavor Breaks The Internet The release of Dolly's Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream limited edition from Jeni's on Thursday broke the retailer's website. Fans tried for two and a half hours to purchase the ice cream online faced with crashing pages and multiple reloads and error messages. Some orders went through but most attempts were unsuccessful. Finally, after two and a half hours, the retailer shut down its online ordering system. Its 40 local stores saw lines out of the door when they opened from fans buying the few pints shipped to them for in-person sales but also received free square posters for the flavor when they went in person. Initially expecting to have the website issues resolved later in the day, the retailer apologized for the failure, explaining it was not sold out and they would get the site back up and running soon. By the end of the day they conceded it would not be back up that day and promised 48-hour notice via email and social media to fans before it is offered for sale again in coming days. That notice included a disclosure that they had tested their website for significantly increased traffic and thought it would be able to handle it, but when it hit 50 times their normal orders it collapsed. On Friday, they updated fans that the revised online ordering system won't be back up yet this weekend so they will have to wait longer. The snafu garnered significant media attention from national outlets including FOX News and USA Today. Read the recap from NBC's Todayhere.
U.K. Chart Updates Overseas, Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1) gains 13 places to No. 74 overall sales in its 13th week in the U.K. and eight spots to No. 67 physical sales, holding steady at No. 6 Americana. On the U.K. top 100 pop albums tally, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the top 100 at No. 86, while gaining 11 to No. 77 streaming and sliding three to No. 7 on the British country compilations chart. Elsewhere on the country compilation tally, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe holds steady at No. 5, 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) rises two to No. 11, The Essential Dolly Parton loses four to No. 15, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) inches down two to No. 12, and 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-enters the top 20 at No. 16.
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April 8: In Memoriam: Uncle Bill Owens
I've lost my beloved Uncle Bill Owens. I knew my heart would break when he passed, and it did. I'll start this eulogy...
Dolly's beloved maternal uncle Bill E. Owens, who encouraged and enabled her early music career and with whom she co-wrote dozens of songs during her first several years in Nashville, died Wednesday at age 85, she revealed on social media that day. He will be buried in the Catons Chapel Cemetery in Sevierville, Tenn., where most of Dolly's family is interred.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Styles, and is survived by his wife, Sandra Madden; son, Kim Owens; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Alden Owens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be left at Bolton Funeral Home's website here.
During their early years in Nashville, Dolly co-wrote most of her songs with Bill including 1966 BMI Song Award winner "Put It Off Until Tomorrow," which was a top 10 hit for Bill Phillips with uncredited harmony by Dolly and quickly became a country standard, as well as Phillips' follow-up "Friends Tell Friends," also with uncredited harmony from Dolly. Some of the tracks they co-wrote include the Skeeter Davis hit "Fuel To The Flame" and "Burning" from the film Straight Talk as well as most of her Monument recordings and several of her early RCA songs.
He appeared in the Wild Possums Band in Dolly's film Rhinestone and performed for many years at Dollywood in her kinfolks show until he retired in after the 2012 season. In 2009, Dolly singled out his efforts to restore the American Chestnut Tree to Appalachia at the 75th anniversary re-dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and when asked later by this website what that recognition meant to him, he answered simply: "Best day of my life . . . I was speechless." Dolly then interjected: "Bill is kind of shy. He can talk a lot if he's performing, when he's singing. But he gets all flustered when somebody wants to acknowledge him and pay him any kind of accolades. But anyhow I'm proud of you and think it's wonderful work that you've done."
A couple of days after that ceremony, Dolly recognized him again at the theme park and they participated in a tree planting ceremony together. Video from that event is available here or in the media player below.
Dolly remembered Bill in her social media posting here:
"I've lost my beloved Uncle Bill Owens. I knew my heart would break when he passed, and it did. I'll start this eulogy by saying I wouldn't be here if he hadn't been there. He was there... there in my young years to encourage me to keep playing my guitar, to keep writing my songs, to keep practicing my singing. And he was there to help build my confidence standing on stage where he was always standing behind me or close beside me with his big ol' red Gretch guitar.
"He was there to take me around to all of the local shows, got me my first job on the "Cas Walker Show." He took me back-&-forth to Nashville through the years, walked up-&-down the streets with me, knocking on doors to get me signed up to labels or publishing companies.
"It's really hard to say or to know for sure what all you owe somebody for your success. But I can tell you for sure that I owe Uncle Billy an awful lot.
"Uncle Bill was so many things. He loved the music, loved to play, loved his guitar and loved to write and sing. He wrote great songs, at least 800 of them through the years. We wrote several songs together, the biggest one being "Put It Off Until Tomorrow." We won our first big award on that one back in 1966. It was the BMI Song of the Year.
"He wrote songs that were recorded by Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner, Ricky Skaggs, Kris Kristofferson and many others. He also traveled the road with many big artists playing his guitar, including playing on stage with me in my early years in Nashville.
"Uncle Bill worked at Dollywood from the time we opened in the family show for many years. He was funny, friendly and generous. He always had a kind word for everybody and gave good advice to young people starting in the business.
"He joined forces with Dollywood, The American Chestnut Foundation, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and The American Eagle Foundation to bring back the endangered chestnut tree to the Great Smoky Mountain area. That was his passion.
"He also championed the cause of protecting the natural environment at Dollywood in 1986. During that time, he took it upon himself, with his wife Sandy, to plant 70,000 trees on the Park property.
"I bet a lot of our own relatives don't even know all of the great things that Uncle Bill did behind the scenes through his life. But the greatest thing he ever did for me was to help me see my dreams come true and for that I will be forever grateful. I'm sure that Uncle Bill's friends, fans, his wife Sandy, his kids, grandkids and great grandkids will join me when I say that we will always love you. Rest in peace, Uncle Bill.
New Dolly Duet Coming April 21 With Janelle Arthur American Idol Top Five Finalist Janelle Arthur, who got her start as a child performer portraying Dolly in her life story musical at Dollywood, announced Wednesday she will release a new single April 21 as a duet with Dolly called "Hand Me Downs." She posted a video from Dolly to social media here revealing the collaboration and a contest open through May 5 here to sign up for the song in your Spotify stream and be entered to win two nights at DreamMore Resort, two tickets to Dollywood, a $50 UberEats voucher, a $100 Frontier Airlines gift card and breakfast with Janelle herself.
Jeni's Ice Cream Reminder For Thursday Don't forget Dolly's Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream is released Thursday morning at Jeni's stores and at noon Eastern Thursday online for nationwide mail delivery. Company officials confirmed that although the purchase limit on Dolly's flavor, which benefits Imagination Library, is two pints, the minimum four-pint order for shipping will remain in effect, which means you will have to buy two additional pints of other flavors to order. The 10,000-pint limited edition is expected to sell out quickly. And Thursday night her streaming interview with Brandi Carlile is scheduled at 8 p.m. Eastern to promote Carlile's new memoir. Tickets are available here.
Dolly Covid Treatment Gets U.S. Government Order The U.S. government has announced an order for 700,000 doses of a Covid treatment created at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that was initially funded with Dolly's $1 million contribution. The monoclonal antibody cocktail further developed commercially by AstraZeneca is a treatment for serious hospitalizations due to Covid-19 and joins two other antibody cocktails currently being used in treatments in the U.S. The new treatment is in late-stage clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe and the purchase was made anticipating emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration in coming months. Dolly's gift also funded initial research into the vaccine that became the Moderna shot and several other potential Covid treatments studied at the facility.
RuPaul Added To Dolly Mural In N.C. A popular Dolly mural near Beauty Parade Hair Salon in West Asheville, N.C., got a makeover this week with the addition of drag icon RuPaul to the painting. Check it out here.
Tennessee Assembly Recognizes Dolly The Tennessee House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution honoring Dolly as a Tennessee icon (although not to erect a statue of her on the Capitol grounds as had previously been proposed since she asked them not to do that) as well as a bill that would add Dolly's recording of "Amazing Grace" as one of the official Tennessee State Songs. The song bill still needs Senate approval before being submitted to the Governor to become law.
U.S. Chart Updates The April 10 Billboard: charts released Tuesday see Ultimate Dolly Parton inch back up one to No. 45 country albums, while Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" loses three to No. 13 Christian streaming songs and seven to No. 17 Christian digital song sales.
In Memoriam: Walter Olkewicz Character actor Walter Olkewicz, who played the recurring Bubba character in the Dixie's Diner skits on Dolly's 1987-88 variety show and was best known as the bartender in Twin Peaks and oil refinery worker on Grace Under Fire, died this week. He was 72. Here is a clip of him acting with Dolly and Barbara Mandrell in a skit from Dolly's show.
April 5: Dolly Gets Second Covid Vaccine Shot
Dolly gets a (second) dose of her own medicine.
Thank you Dr. Naji Abumrad, Andrea Calhoun and Heather O'Dell of Vanderbilt Health ??
Dolly on Friday took her second dose of the Moderna vaccine she helped fund with her $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, so she should have maximum immunity to Covid-19 in about two weeks. As pictured on her social media here or embedded above, Dr. Naji Abumrad, who administered her first shot, oversaw administration of this one with Andrea Calhoun and Heather O'Dell of Vanderbilt Health.
Dolly Wins Movieguide's Grace Prize Dolly on Sunday won the Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Performance from Movieguide for her role as Angel in Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square. She accepted the award via Zoom during the ceremony broadcast on Reelz and thanked everyone involved in the Netflix film. The Grace Price was won by Alyvia Alyn Lind in 2016 for playing young Dolly. Dolly had previously won the Movieguide Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program of the Year in 2016 and 2017 for two autobiographical NBC movies and the Faith and Freedom Award for Television in 2020 for the "These Old Bones" episode of Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.
'Opry' Special Heading To Stores Next Month The Dolly 50th anniversary special at the Grand Ole Opry DVD currently on sale via the PBS website after it repeated on PBS a few weeks ago will be released to general retail stores May 11 for the same $25 price currently available on the PBS website. You may reserve your copy at Amazon here.
Lots Of Dolly Stuff This Week Don't forget Dolly's 2019 MusiCares tribute hits Netflix on Wednesday, her limited edition Jeni's ice cream flavor (Strawberry Pretzel Pie) is released at noon Eastern Thursday for national delivery online, and her interview with Brandi Carlile online premieres Thursday evening here. Leslie Jordan, whose gospel album Company's Comin' featuring a Dolly duet came out Friday, posted a video over the weekend promoting both the album and the ice cream here and in the media player below, and was interviewed about the music project by Billboardhere.
April 2: Dolly Is Tickled 'Pinch' With New Signature Color
Dolly created her own color, a "perfect" combination of pink and peach she calls "pinch," and colored her perfume that unique shade, the packaging designer who worked on her Scent from Above perfume said in a video interview with Beauty Packaging available here or in the media player above. The designer said while the final release date for the full-sized bottles of the perfume has yet to be finalized, it is still expected to be out sometime this summer as sample sizes continue to be sold at dollyfragrance.com.
Carlile To Chat With Dolly Online Next Week Brandi Carlile is releasing a memoir on Tuesday titled Broken Horses and will conduct a series of remote conversations as a "virtual book tour" to promote it, including one with Dolly from Nashville at 8 p.m. next Thursday. Tickets to watch it live, and access it for two weeks afterward plus receive a copy of the book, are available for $33 in the U.S. and $58 international here. Each interview has a limited number of autographed books available, although as of press time the autographed books for Dolly's interview were sold out. The book features several mentions of Dolly, including her 2017 recording of Carlile's "The Story" (which your webmaster considers one of Dolly's all-time greatest recordings ever) and Carlile's curating an all-women segment of the Newport Folk Festival in 2019 with Dolly as the surprise headliner.
Leslie Jordan Album Released Today Don't forget Leslie Jordan's gospel album Company's Comin', featuring a duet with Dolly on "Where The Soul Never Dies" as well as collaborations with Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker, among others, was released Friday.
Dolly Nominated For Movieguide Award Sunday Dolly is nominated for this year's Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Performance for Television from Movieguide for her turn as "Angel" in Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square on Netflix. She competes against Richard Roundtree in Family Reunion, Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods and Michael Weatherly in Bull. Dolly previously won Movieguide's Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of the Year in 2016 and 2017 for Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors and Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love, respectively, while the films' star Alyvia Alyn Lind won the Grace Prize in 2016 for the role of young Dolly. Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: These Old Bones won Movieguide's Faith & Freedom Award for Television in 2020 and was nominated for the Epiphany Prize that year while its star, Kathleen Turner, was up for the Grace Prize that year, but also lost. Winners will be revealed on REELZ at 4 p.m. Eastern Sunday.
Dress Donated By Dolly For Actors Charity Auction Dolly is donating a dress to be auctioned off this month to benefit The Actors Fund being organized by Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square star Christine Baranski. Other items have been contributed by Cher, Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Bruce Springsteen and more. The auction starts at Doyle Auctions at 10 a.m. April 28, with more details about the items to be released before then.
Facebook Partnership Gets 'Forbes' Attention Dolly spoke this week with Forbes magazine about her promotional partnership with Facebook last year for her Christmas album, including releasing several animated music videos from the project via the online network. Read more here.
PBS Selling Stand-Alone DVD For Opry Special PBS has added the network-exclusive U.S. DVD from Dolly's 50th anniversary Grand Ole Opry special to its online store for $25 each. A month ago, the DVD debuted as a thank you gift available in exchange for contributions of about $100 to local stations. It is now available as a stand-alone purchase nationwide here.
Dolly and Jeni's on Thursday revealed her upcoming ice cream flavor to benefit her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program will be Strawberry Pretzel Pie. The flavor, to be released April 8 at Jeni's physical stores and for national online sales (no grocery store sales are planned), features "layers of salty pretzel streusel, subtly sweet and effortlessly tangy cream cheese ice cream, and lipstick red strawberry sauce" meant to remind one of a potluck triple decker strawberry pretzel pie. The limited flavor will only have about 10,000 pint-sized containers available, so the store recommends either waiting in line at stores prior to opening or ordering online as soon as they become available at noon Eastern time April 8 for best chances of successfully buying it. Purchasers are limited to two pints each, and while the purchase price has not been announced, all other flavors and past special edition flavors have sold for $12 a pint, so it is likely that will also be the price for Dolly's special flavor as well. Get more information here and see Dolly's social media announcement of the flavor on Facebook here or in the embedded post above. A photo of the product is shown at left; click on it for a larger view.
'Hamilton' Beats 'Christmas On The Square' At PGAs The Producers Guild Awards handed out their trophies this week, and unfortunately Netflix's Dolly Parton's Christmas On the Square did not take home Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures, losing to Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller for Disney+'s Hamilton.
Linda Sells Catalog To Private Investors Dolly's pal Linda Ronstadt is the latest to ink a deal for her back catalog, but unlike most recent big sales in the industry, she sold her ownership interest in her past vocal recordings rather than her songwriting copyrights, since she is a singer and not a songwriter. Irving Azoff's private venture Iconic Artists Group purchased the rights for an undisclosed sum, and Ronstadt and her manager plan to work with IAG to market the catalog and "preserve her legacy in the digital era." Presumably, the sale includes her share of the Trio recordings with Dolly and Emmylou Harris. In addition, it should include the first-ever cover of Dolly's "I Will Always Love You," which Ronstadt recorded in 1975 on Prisoner In Disguise, and Dolly's two appearances on Ronstadt albums: the Trio's recording of "My Blue Tears" from 1982 on Get Closer and the top 10 country single "I Never Will Marry" with Dolly harmonies from 1977 on Simple Dreams. Read more from New York Daily Newshere.
Dolly Rented West Hollywood Home Now For Sale Turns out the home in West Hollywood up for $3.8 million that is being marketed as "Dolly's former home" was never owned by her. Instead, she rented it for about three years and lived there for a few months out of the year during the time she rented it. It was always owned by a third party who extensively renovated it just prior to her rental, The New York Times reported here.
Scots First Minister Supports Library Dolly recruited some pretty powerful help to promote her Imagination Library book program recently in Scotland. The nation's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who holds the highest political office in Scotland, recorded a video reading the children's book Mabel and the Mountain by Kim Hillyard for Children 1st to promote donations to the program there. Check out the video here or in the media player below.
March 23: Netflix Confirms April 7 MusiCares Premiere Date
Just as it was reported here a week ago that the announcement of the special would likely come on Monday, Netflix on Monday formally announced that Dolly's 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year concert tribute will begin streaming on their network on April 7. A trailer for the show was posted to YouTube on Monday here or in the media player above, and a poster graphic below also released (click on it for a larger view). In a press release, Dolly said: "I am so happy that Netflix is going to be showing the MusiCares tribute to me. MusiCares has done so much for the people in this industry and continues to be a beacon of light for those in need. I am so proud and impressed with all of the great artists. It was such a joy and a humbling experience to be able to sit and watch all of the great artists singing songs that I had written or had been a part of." The network did not release a list of which performances from the concert are being shown in the broadcast, but the trailer included almost all of them (appearing to be absent from the performance clips in the trailer were P!nk, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Don Henley & Vince Gill, and Dolly & Linda Perry, but all other performers were shown at one point or another).
Amazon Adds 'Heartstrings' For Digital Purchase Amazon this week added Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: Season 1 to their Prime Video Service for ownership. So if you don't have Netflix but wish to watch the shows, or you've already seen them but would like to own them digitally, they are available for $18 for the entire season or $3 per episode here.
Dolly Comic Gets Mainstream Press Notice Also previously reported here – this time a couple of months ago – was that Dolly would be the subject of an upcoming graphic novel, or "comic book," about her life as part of the "Female Force" series. The news was picked up by Reuters news service here last week, prompting numerous stories in media outlets around the world about the March 31 release, which, as was also previously reported here, will be available in
kindle edition, hardcover, and paperback.
Kentucky Taking Imagination Library Statewide Kentucky is poised to join Tennessee, North Carolina, Delaware, Ohio, and Arkansas (and soon Colorado and Oklahoma as well) with a statewide Imagination Library program, as a bill authorizing it passed the state Legislature last week and is awaiting the governor's signature. The law would provide $800,000 in first-year matching dollars for local communities to support Dolly's early childhood literacy program with the intention to approve additional funding for the second and third years in next year's state budget. Learn more from WAVE here.
'Heartbreaker,' 'You're The Only One' Get New Publisher Song publisher Hipgnosis announced last week that it had purchased the catalogue of hitmaker Carole Bayer Sager, including taking on the song publishing copyrights for two of the biggest hits of Dolly's career that she didn't write herself: 1978's "Heartbreaker" (which was No. 1 on the country charts for three weeks) and 1979's "You're The Only One" (No. 1 country for two weeks). Other songs from the famous composer include "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer, Bond theme "Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon, "Ice Castles" theme "Through The Eyes Of Love" by Melissa Manchester, Celine Dion's "The Prayer," Patti LaBelle's "On My Own" (which was also covered by Reba) and the Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John collaboration "That's What Friends Are For."
Dollywood Makes Forbes' Best Employers List Forbes magazine last week named Dollywood to its 2021 list of the 500 best mid-sized employers in the country, placing Dolly's theme park as one of 20 in the "Travel and Leisure" category and the only theme park on the midsize list. The park ranked No. 6 in its category and No. 138 out of the full 500, which were chosen based on anonymous surveys of 50,000 American workers at companies with 1,000 or more employees to rate on a scale of 0 to 10 how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others and which other companies they would also recommend. Others ranked in the category included Choice Hotels, Best Western, Westgate Resorts, Major League Baseball, and the National Baseball Association. (The magazine's best large employers, those with more than 5,000 employees, included two other theme park companies: Hershey Entertainment and Resorts (which owns Hershey Park) and Six Flags.)
'Jolene' Gets Another Answer Song Country trio Chapel Hart last week released a cute video to their new song, "You Can Have Him Jolene," which, as the title implies, is a sequel to Dolly's classic. In their new track, the main character changes her mind and leaves her cheating partner, allowing the redhead to take him. Check it out here.
Jeni's, kind of the Midwest's version of socially-conscious ice cream manufacturers Ben & Jerry's (and President Biden's favorite ice cream), announced Monday it would soon reveal a special flavor collaboration with Dolly, sales of which will benefit her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program. No further details were released of the flavor or when it would be available, but the Columbus, Ohio, ice cream manufacturer has a page here to sign up for notification when more is revealed. The chain's most recent special flavor, which was available in its 40 stores across 11 states and the District of Columbia as well as online ordering nationwide, was White House Chocolate Chip in January to honor the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Billboard: Dolly's MusiCares Concert Heading To Netflix Stumbled across a sentence buried in a Billboard article from about a month ago that revealed that Netflix has purchased the broadcast rights to Dolly's 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert from the Grammys and -- as of the time of the report a few weeks ago -- planned to air it this coming April. No other details were given and no further mentions have been made since then as far as your webmaster can tell. As of today, the show does not appear on the list of programs for the streaming service next month, but it isn't expected to release its full list of the month's additions until sometime next week, so it could still be added. The concert, which raised $6.7 million for the Grammys' MusiCares charity, featured the following line-up, concluding with a reunion of the Trio:
P!nk — "Jolene"
Brandi Carlile and Willie Nelson — "Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)"
Lauren Daigle — "The Seeker"
Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes & Mark Ronson — "Islands in the Stream"
Chris Stapleton — "9 to 5"
Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves — "Here You Come Again"
Norah Jones and Puss N Boots — "The Grass Is Blue"
Don Henley and Vince Gill — "Eagle When She Flies"
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood — "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You"
Mavis Staples, Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste — "Not Enough Love"
Yolanda Adams — "I Will Always Love You"
Jennifer Nettles, Cam and Margo Price – "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
Dolly and Linda Perry — "Coat of Many Colors"
Presentation of the MusiCares Person of the Year Award to Dolly by Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt
U.S. Chart Updates The March 20 Billboard: charts released Tuesday see Barry Gibb's Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1), with its Dolly collaboration, lose 19 spots to No. 54 current albums and drop off the top 100 overall album sales, down from No. 56. Ultimate Dolly Parton holds steady at No. 38 country albums, while Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" slips one to No. 13 Christian streaming songs and seven to No. 18 Christian digital song sales.
March 15: Dolly Wins 10th Regular Grammy Award Dolly on Sunday night won her 10th career regular Grammy Award, or 11th including her Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, as "There Was Jesus" with Zach Williams won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, which she had previously won last year with For King & Country. The award is given to both the performers and songwriters (Williams, Jonathan Smith, and Casey Beathard). On social media, Dolly reacted saying: "Thank you Jesus, thank you Zach Williams, and thank you to the GRAMMYs and all of our fans. I am very humbled but proud." Williams and Smith accepted the award remotely prior to the televised broadcast of the ceremony, with Williams speaking and thanking Dolly "for being a champion from day one for this song." It wasn't the only Dolly-connected win for the evening. The documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice, which interviewed Dolly about her friend and collaborator, won Best Music Film, and 1987's Trio album by Dolly, Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, Dolly's fifth entry following her 1974 recordings of "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene," 1971 recording of "Coat of Many Colors" and as a songwriter for Whitney Houston's 1992 recording of "I Will Always Love You." It is Ronstadt's second Hall of Fame entry and Harris's first.
Dollywood Opens For Season Sans Dolly Dollywood this weekend opened for its 36th operating season, albeit without Dolly on park to kick things off for season passholder preview day Friday or public opening day Saturday. While she usually makes appearances at both events, she released a statement Friday explaining: "I wish I could be there for the opening, but the doctors said I need to wait until after I've had the second dose of the vaccine. Let's all be patient. All of this stuff is going to be over soon, and I know it won't be long until we can be together." Dolly had her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, early research into which she funded with a charitable gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, on March 2. Her second shot is recommended on March 30, from which she would achieve maximum immunity around April 13. There is no word when she will plan to make a visit to the park. She missed all of its 35th anniversary season last year, leaving town due to Covid the day before preview day/media day and cancelling all of her appearances for that day, and then the park decided to postpone public opening day for several weeks, which turned into several months, and it didn't open until summer, operating at limited capacity under a mask mandate since then. Dolly said further in her statement: "Our people are doing a great job to care for our guests, and I'm just glad that everyone is seeing what the good folks at Dollywood have been doing to make it one of the best family destinations in the entire country. What we have is special. It's a place where folks can come to enjoy those precious moments they will cherish forever. This season looks bright, and I just know families are going to love making a lot of great memories this year." Improvements in the off season included new outdoor restaurant seating areas and re-tracking improvements to Lightning Rod, Blazing Fury, and Mystery Mine coasters plus new shows. With international travel still limited due to the pandemic, there is no Festival of Nations this year. The first scheduled festival is the Flower & Food Festival April 23-June 7, with the return of the Umbrella Sky and addition of a festival dining pass as well as the Melodies of Spring contemporary Christian and gospel concert series. The Summer Celebration June 25-July 31 will see the addition of a drone light show to the evening fireworks that mark that season in the park. Harvest Festival Sept. 24-Oct. 30 returns with the Great Pumpkin LumiNights and Smoky Mountain Christmas concludes the year Nov. 6-Jan. 2. Coverage of the opening weekend included The Knoxville News-Sentinelhere and NewsChannel 5 here.
Leslie Jordan Unveils Tracks For Album Leslie Jordan last week released the full track listing for his April 2 gospel album Company's Comin', including which track features Dolly: "Where The Soul Never Dies." The full track listing is:
1. This Little Light Of Mine with Katie Pruitt
2. Meet cute . . .
3. Angel Band with Bradi Carlile
4. Where The Soul Never Dies with Dolly Parton
5. Somebody Touched Me . . .
6. Sweet By and By with T.J. Osborne
7. In All Things with Danny Myrick
8. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder with Tanya Tucker
9. Whole world . . .
10. The One Who Hideth Me with Eddie Vedder
11. The Longest Day with Travis Howard
12. I'll fly away . . .
13.Workin' On A Building with Ashley McBryde & Charlie Worsham
14. Farther Along with Chris and Morgane Stapleton
March 9: 'Christmas On The Square' Earns PGA Nod The Netflix holiday film Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square was nominated Monday for the Producers Guild of America as Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures. It competes against Bad Education, Hamilton, Jane Goodall: The Hope and What The Constitution Means To Me. Winners will be announced virtually March 24.
Dolly Talks About 50th Grammy Nom This coming Sunday, we'll learn whether Dolly wins an 11th regular Grammy Award when the ceremony announces winners for this year's categories, delayed several months due to the pandemic. She is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for "There Was Jesus" with Zach Williams, an award she won last year with For King & Country for "God Only Knows." She talked about the nomination, her career 50th (a record for the second-most for any woman), with the Associated Press here.
Oermann Discusses Dolly Book Collab Nashville historian Robert K. Oermann spoke with Mainstreet Nashville about his work as co-author of Dolly's Songteller book last year. Read the interview here.
Imagination Library Profiled By 'Rolling Stone' Rolling Stone this week profiled Dolly's Imagination Library early childhood literacy program, which currently sends books to 1.7 million children a month in the U.S. Read the story here.
'Billboard' Looks At Danny's Studio Billboard took a look at the Nashville warehouse turned studio Dolly's manager created in lieu of their planned massive recording and filming studio they had announced plans for a couple of years ago but postponed due to Covid. Read more here.
'The Sun' Talks About Dolly's Gloves British tabloid The Sun last week dug up the old story asking why Dolly always wears fingerless gloves, which she has done for all public appearances since early fall 2010, including a 2011 quote from your webmaster recounting how she told fans during a taping of a scene in Joyful Noise that she was covering up scars from wrist surgery, here.
U.K., Aussie Chart Updates Former No. 1 Barry Gibb's Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1), which features his Dolly duet on "Words," loses 11 places last week to No. 99 British pop albums in its eighth week, it was revealed Friday, as it drops eight spots to No. 16 overall sales and nine to No. 16 physical sales. The collection dips two to No. 4 U.K. Americana albums and falls off the downloads chart, down from No. 97. Down Under, the collection tumbles 27 digits to No. 43 on the Australian pop albums chart. Back in the U.K., Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 holds steady at No. 3 British country compilation albums, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains three to No. 7, 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 four to No. 15, The Essential Dolly Parton regains four to No. 10, and Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) rises five to No. 12.
March 3: Dolly Gets Covid Vaccine
Dolly on Tuesday visited Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville and received her Covid vaccine on camera to encourage others to get theirs. The footage went viral immediately, given that she had a year ago donated $1 million to Vanderbilt, part of which funded initial research at the institution which eventually become the Moderna vaccine, which is the one she received. The vaccine was administered by Dr. Naji Abumrad, her longtime friend who is a physician and researcher at the hospital and whose son made the award-winning Dolly Parton's America podcast. In introducing the video, viewable here or in the media player above, Dolly offered: "I'm old enough to get it and I'm smart enough to get it." Later, she joked: "I want to say to all of you cowards out there, don't be such a chicken squat, get out there and get your shot!" She also sang alternate lyrics to her classic "Jolene" as:
Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine.
I'm begging of you please don't hesitate.
Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine.
Cause once you're dead then that's a bit too late. The Covid virus has killed more than 2.5 million people worldwide in just over one year, nearly 530,000 in 11 months in the U.S., the No. 3 cause of death and more than any other cause other than heart disease and cancer in the past year.
U.S. Chart Updates The March 6 Billboard: charts released Tuesday see Barry Gibb's Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1), with its Dolly collaboration, drop nine places to No. 50 album sales, 12 to No. 34 current albums, and off the Americana/folk albums, down from No. 21. Ultimate Dolly Parton holds steady at No. 47 country albums, while Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" gains 10 to No. 20 Christian streaming songs and six to No. 6 Christian digital song sales thanks to the release of the new piano remix of the song.
March 1: Dolly 'Little Golden Book' Coming In September Legendary children's book publisher Little Golden has announced a tome coming out Sept. 21 dedicated to Dolly herself. My Little Golden Book About Dolly Parton joins a series of biographies about famous individuals including Kamala Harris, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington and Ruth Bader Ginsberg aimed at children ages 2-5. The 24-page children's book traces Dolly's life from her upbringing to her career as a country and pop star as well as businesswoman with her own theme park. It was written by Deborah Hopkinson with large illustrations by Monique Dong covering most of each page. (Disclosure: Your webmaster helped edit and fact check the book and is credited as such on the title page.) There is no word whether the book will be considered for Dolly's Imagination Library early literacy program, now that Little Golden publisher Random House recently merged with Penguin Publishing, which produces all of the program's books. Reserve your copy here!
PBS Offers Special DVD Of Dolly 'Opry' Special PBS has announced an exclusive U.S. version of the DVD for Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years At The Opry, her 2019 television special observing her anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The concert is airing on many PBS stations this week as one of this year's lead pledge week programs, and a special DVD has been produced with unaired bonus footage and is available as a premium for PBS donors. Check your local PBS station for air dates and times, and check its donation section of its website for how to make a pledge and receive the DVD as a thank you gift. (Your webmaster's local PBS station was asking for a $98 donation to receive the DVD.) At present, the only DVD of the program is produced in Australia and does not play on most U.S. DVD players.
Tennessean: ACMs Snubbed Dolly For Entertainer Of The Year Academy of Country Music (ACM) nominations came out last week, and The Tennessean considered Dolly's absence from the Entertainer of the Year category to be the year's biggest snub, given her No. 1 country chart album with her holiday collection, a Christmas movie on Netflix, a prime-time network music special, and numerous online streaming appearances during a time when the pandemic shut down promotional activities and appearances for almost all other performers in the genre, plus her humanitarian efforts including helping fund a Covid vaccine. Read more from Yahoo here.
Dolly Recording Up For Tenn. State Song Even though Dolly has asked the Tennessee Legislature to cease consideration of erecting a statue of her on the state Capitol grounds, there is still a bill regarding her making its way through the legislative process: a proposal to add her recording of "Amazing Grace" from her 1999 Dollywood-exclusive CD Precious Memories as one of the official state songs, according to The Tennessee Ledgerhere.
Former Dolly Home On Market In California One of Dolly's former West Hollywood homes has hit the market. The Realtor listing the dwelling posted a video of it to Facebook here and photos here. The asking price is $3.795 million. The Realtor said on Facebook that Dolly lived in the home for a couple of months out of the year for three years but wouldn't disclose whether she currently owns the property. Property records show it appears to have been sold most recently for just over $1 million in 2012 The listing states it was completely rebuilt in 2014.
Dolly Has New AirBnB Commercial AirBnB last week released a new commercial about pet-friendly accommodations featuring Dolly's 1974 original recording of "I Will Always Love You." Watch here.
'9 To 5' Announces U.K. Tour Back On Producers for Dolly's West End version of 9 To 5: The Musical announced over the weekend that their national UK tour is back on and will kick off this summer after being cancelled last year due to Covid. Learn more here.
New Dolly Mural In Orange County Gay bar Strut Bar and Club in Orange County, Calif., has painted a huge Dolly mural outside in appreciation for her Covid-19 vaccine donation and in honor of all frontline workers during the pandemic. Check out a story about it from Q Voice Newshere.
'Holly Dolly Christmas' Gets Amazon Discounts Now that the holidays have come and gone, Dolly's most recent CD, A Holly Dolly Christmas, has headed to discount, especially for its less-popular special formats released last year. So if you wanted to pick one up, now is the time to do it. The $17 CD is down to $8 on Amazon here, while the $27 Amazon-exclusive cassette with a bonus track is down to $16 here and the $55 Amazon-exclusive 8-track with a different bonus track is only $25 here.
Dollywood Preps For Opening In Two Weeks Dollywood is readying for its opening with season passholder preview day March 12 and its general public gate opening March 13. The Lightning Rod roller coaster is expected to re-open featuring a hybrid track structure that includes both a wood stack "Topper Track" and a steel "Ibox" track installed by the ride's manufacturer. This year will not feature a Festival of Nations, presumably due to the coronavirus crippling international travel for performers, so the first full festival of the park's 36th season will be the Flower and Food Festival April 23 to June 7, which features a Melodies of Spring concert series of contemporary Christian and Southern Gospel artists such as Matthew West, Big Daddy Weave, I AM THEY, Rebecca St. Jaimes and more. The new Dolly kinfolk show Harmonies of the Heart premieres in March, as does A Brighter Day, an inspirational show at the Back Porch Theater. Popular street singers the Gem Tones will become The Tones and perform in The Village. The Summer Celebration will then take place June 25 to July 31, Harvest Festival Sept. 24 to Oct. 30 featuring the Great Pumpkin LumiNights, and Smoky Mountain Christmas returns Nov. 6 to Jan. 2. No official announcements have been made regarding Dolly's appearances at the park this year, if any (she did not make any of her usual appearances last year due to the pandemic), but I would doubt she plans any in-person appearances until after the pandemic restrictions have been lessened, which likely won't be until fall.
Chart Updates Former No. 1 Barry Gibb's Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1), which features his Dolly duet on "Words," plummets 57 places to No. 88 British pop albums in its seventh week, it was revealed Friday, even though it only slips one to No. 8 overall sales and remains steady at No. 7 physical sales, given the tremendous influence online streaming, where the album is weak, has on chart position today. The collection also holds steady at No. 2 U.K. Americana albums and loses 33 to No. 97 downloads. Down Under, the collection drops seven spots to No. 16 on the Australian pop albums chart. Back in the U.K., Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 holds steady at No. 3 British country compilation albums, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe also remains steady at No. 10, 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) rises three to No. 11, The Essential Dolly Parton inches down one to No. 14, and Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) re-enters the top 20 at No. 17. In the U.S., the Feb. 27 Billboard: charts last week saw Gibb's Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1) fall back out of the top 200 pop albums chart, down from No. 195, while it lost 31 to No. 41 album sales, 13 to No. 22 current albums, 16 to No. 21 Americana/folk albums and off the 50-position country albums chart, down from No. 21. Ultimate Dolly Parton held steady at No. 47 country albums, and Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" held steady at No. 20 Christian streaming songs and dipped three to No. 12 Christian digital song sales.
Feb. 23: Taylor Swift Ties 'I Will Always Love You' Record Billboard announced here Monday that when the Feb. 27 charts are released on Tuesday, Taylor Swift's re-recorded "Love Story (Taylor's Version)" will debut at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, making her just the second artist after Dolly to top the chart with a cover of their own previous No. 1 hit. The original of Swift's song topped the chart in 2008 but she is re-recording and re-releasing her first several albums after the owner of the masters refused to sell them to her. Dolly first achieved this feat when her adieu to Porter Wagoner, "I Will Always Love You," topped the country chart in 1974 and a new version recorded for the soundtrack of the film The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas hit No. 1 in 1982. (She made it to No. 15 with a third recording as a duet with Vince Gill in 1995.)
Ole Miss Charity Event Pushed To September Dolly's acceptance of the Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthropy has been rescheduled for a second time due to Covid not yet being under enough control, it has been announced. She was first scheduled to accept the honor in April 2020, which was then delayed to April 2021, and now has been delayed to September. She will participate in a free but ticketed storytime event at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 25 and then the Legacy Award dinner on Sept. 26.
PBS 'Opry' Anniversary Show Reminder Don't forget that many PBS stations will launch their spring pledge week this weekend and broadcast a special repeat of Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years At The Opry as part of the biannual event. Catch their promo for the show in the media player below or by visiting YouTube here and check local listings for broadcast times. For example, Mountain Lake PBS (which posted the preview clip) will air it at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans will show it at 7 p.m. next Monday, Cincinnati at 8 p.m. Saturday (with a repeat at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3) and Dayton at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, on its Think 14 channel and 9 p.m. Friday, March 5, on Think 16.
Feb. 20: New Piano Version Of 'There Was Jesus' Released
Dolly and Zach Williams on Friday released a new remix of their contemporary Christian chart-topper "There Was Jesus" backed only by a piano instead of the original instrumentation, which allows the vocals to be emphasized much more than before. Take a listen from YouTube here or in the media player above, and download the new version from Amazon here.
Dolly Declines Statue But Legislator Hasn't Given Up Dolly this week asked the Tennessee Legislature to not proceed with passing a bill to erect a statue in her honor on the State Capitol grounds, but the legislator who proposed it told The Tennesseanhere that he will not withdraw the bill and will instead encourage Dolly's fans to change her mind on allowing the honor. Dolly's complete statement, available on Facebook here and her other social media accounts, is: "I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration. Given all that is going on in the world, I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time. I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I'm gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I'm certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean. In the meantime, I'll continue to try to do good work to make this great state proud." Rep. John Windle replied: "I believe it's totally appropriate. I certainly respect her wishes but I'm gonna give her fans a chance to change her mind. Because she's wrong. She does deserve this."
Irish 'Late Late Show' Appearance Recap Dolly and Barry Gibb appeared via video on Friday's The Late Late Show in Ireland on RTE One to discuss their recent collaboration and other topics. Check out a recap from The Sunhere.
U.S., U.K., Aussie Chart Updates Former No. 1 Barry Gibb's Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1), which features his Dolly duet on "Words," dips two places to No. 31 British pop albums in its sixth week, it was revealed Friday, although it gains two to No. 7 sales and No. 7 physical sales, increases one to No. 2 Americana and falls 39 to No. 64 downloads. Down Under, the collection remains at No. 9 on the Australian pop albums chart. Back in the U.K., Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls off the pop albums list, down from No. 82, overall sales list, down from No. 96, and physical sales chart, down from No. 98. On the British country compilation chart, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 holds steady at No. 3, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe dips one to No. 10, 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) rises four to No. 14, The Essential Dolly Parton dips two to No. 13, and Ultimate Dolly Parton falls back off the top 20, down from No. 16. In the U.S., the Feb. 20 Billboard: charts released Tuesday saw Gibb's Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1) re-enter the top 200 pop albums chart at No. 195, gain six to No. 10 album sales, rise one to No. 9 current albums, No. 5 Americana/folk albums and up five to No. 21 country albums. Ultimate Dolly Parton dips one to No. 47 country albums, and . Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" falls seven to No. 20 Christian streaming songs and two to No. 9 Christian digital song sales.
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