This week in
Dolly history
Sixteen years ago Monday, Halos & Horns is released. Sixteen years ago Tuesday, Dolly in New York City kicks-off her first U.S. tour in a decade; all dates on the 13-city tour to promote the Halos & Horns album sell out completely. Thirty-six years ago Wednesday, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas premieres in Austin; the film becomes one of the highest-grossing musicals in cinema history ($70 million U.S., about $145 million adjusted for inflation) and brings two Dolly hits from its soundtrack, her second recording of “I Will Always Love You” (country No. 1, pop No. 53) and “Hard Candy Christmas” from the original Broadway score (country No. 8). Forty-three years ago Thursday, Porter & Dolly's duet “Say Forever You'll Be Mine” debuts on the county charts; it would peak at No. 5, the 12th of their 14 Top 10 hits. Twenty-one years ago Thursday, Dolly's techno remix of “Peace Train” debuts on the dance singles sales chart; it would peak at No. 4. Thirty-one years ago Saturday, Trio is certified simultaneously gold (+500,000 copies sold) and platinum (+1 million copies sold). Sixteen years ago Saturday, Halos & Horns debuts at No. 1 country, No. 37 pop and No. 11 indie on the British albums chart; it reigns at No. 1 on the country side for 10 weeks.

Charts

  • U.K., July 8 edition:
          The Complete Trio Collection No. 1 country compilation (no change; 95th week; peaked at No. 1 for 25 weeks)


    Upcoming television appearances
    (All times Eastern unless noted)
  • July 12, 6 a.m., HBO2, 9 To 5
  • July 14, 8:30 a.m., Showtime2, Steel Magnolias (re-runs 2:15 p.m. July 20)
  • July 14, 2 p.m., E!, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (re-runs noon July 15)
  • July 16, 4 a.m., Showtime, Steel Magnolias (re-runs 5:30 p.m. July 16, 10:30 a.m. July 23)
  • July 17, 12 p.m., Freeform, Reba
  • July 17, 7 p.m., REELZ, Revealed: Dolly Parton (re-runs 11 p.m. July 17)


    Upcoming or recent releases

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Dolly afterword, Oct. 9

  • King Of The Road Roger Miller tribute with Dolly performance, Aug. 31

  • Frank McKlusky, C.I. Blu-Ray release (and DVD re-release) July 17

  • The Faith of Dolly Parton June 12 book

  • What Would Dolly Do? April 24 book

  • Straight Talk Special Edition, Blue-Ray and DVD re-issue, April 17

  • Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin April 6

  • Dolly Parton, Gender and Country Music Jan. 6 book

  • Next New Heartbreak, Brad Hudson CD Nov. 3 with Dolly duet

  • I Believe In You kids' CD Oct. 13 on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, Sept. 29 digital download

  • Younger Now, Sept. 29, Miley Cyrus CD with Dolly duet

  • Woman Walk The Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives Sept. 20 book

  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends DVD set Sept. 19

  • Simple Dreams, 1977 Linda Ronstadt album on CD with Dolly duet, Sept. 15

  • Just Because I'm A Woman 1968 vinyl re-issue, Sept. 8

  • A Real Live Dolly, 1970 album on CD, Sept. 1

  • Rainbow, Kesha CD with Dolly duet, Aug. 11

  • Born Again Wildflower, by Debbie Cochran (with Dolly duet on "Born Again Wildflower"), June 16

  • Hee Haw: Pfft! You Were Gone! DVD with Dolly performance of "Coat of Many Colors" and "The Right Combination," Time-Life, June 13

  • Dolly On Dolly: Interviews and Encounters With Dolly Parton May 1 book

  • Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child , features Dolly's performance of "The Story," May 5 (also available on vinyl here)

  • Just Between You And Me, 1968 album with Porter Wagoner download, March 3

  • Songs Of Cinema, Michael Bolton (duet with Dolly), Feb. 10

  • Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love DVD and Blu-Ray Dec. 20

  • Once Upon A Christmas, vinyl, 1984 album, Dec. 2

  • Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors Blu-Ray release, Nov. 29

  • Coat Of Many Colors Oct. 18, children's book

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Oct. 11 "Pop Art Cover" DVD re-issue

  • "Jolene" with Pentatonix, Sept. 16

  • Hits Made Famous by Country Queens, Sept. 14, reissue

  • The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe Sept. 9, three-CD set (and My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection one-CD version, vinyl release of Trio II, and vinyl two-LP set of bonus tracks as Farther Along)

  • On Top Of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music, CD with Dolly track, Aug. 19

  • Pure & Simple, solo CD, Aug. 19 (U.K. import with live CD from 2014 Glastonbury set available as import here)

  • Golden Streets of Glory 1971 album digital download

    My Tennessee Mountain Home 1973 album digital download

  • Country Girl In The Big Apple. vinyl, 1977 concert, June 24

  • Smart Blonde, biography re-issue, June 7

  • Dolly Parton: Queen Of Country April 5 digital release of hourlong documentary

  • Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors May 3 DVD release

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (BluRay release), March 8

  • Coat Of Many Colors Feb. 12 vinyl re-issue

  • Mountain Songbird: A Sister's Tribute Stella Parton tribute CD to Dolly, Jan. 19

  • Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors (2015 movie), Dec. 21 download

  • Rhinestone (1984), Dec. 4 download

  • Joshua (1971), Dec. 4 download

  • The Great Pretender (1984), Dec. 4 download

  • Hello I'm Dolly (1967), Dec. 4 download

  • Here You Come Again (1977), Dec. 4 download

  • Jolene (1974), Dec. 11 download

  • The Collection, Dec. 4 download of 10 Dolly albums

  • Christmas Time, Rhonda Vincent CD with Dolly guest appearance, Oct. 30

  • The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton Oct. 2

  • Cass County, Sept. 25 Don Henley CD with Dolly duet

  • Picking Up The Pieces, Sept. 11, Jewel CD with Dolly duet

  • Platinum Blonde Australian DVD, Sept. 11 (import)

  • The Blacklist: Music From The Television Series Aug. 21 CD with "Slow Ass Jolene" by Dolly

  • Jolene Aug. 3 vinyl re-issue

  • Live From The Bottom Line, July 24 CD

  • Midnight Special DVD set with two Dolly songs, May 12

  • Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited CD with Dolly performing "When They Ring Those Golden Bells," May 12

  • Sonic Highways DVD with Dolly interview, April 7

  • Lifetime Holiday Triple Feature DVD with A Country Christmas Story featuring Dolly, Nov. 4

  • Touch Your Woman digital re-issue of 1972 album, Oct. 22

  • Early Morning Breeze DVD August 12

  • 2015 Official Dolly Calendar July 15

  • Trio, vinyl reissue of 1987 album with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, July 7

  • Bridges Mary Sarah (with Dolly duet on "Jolene") July 8

  • Blue Smoke U.S. release, May 13 (get the vinyl release here)

  • Just Between You And Me: Complete Recordings 1967-76 Porter & Dolly six-CD boxed set, May 13

  • "Home" U.S. digital single release, April 22

  • Who Is Dolly Parton? children's illustrated biography book April 3

  • Love Is Like A Butterfly 1974 album available for digital download March 21

  • "Blue Smoke" U.S. digital single release, March 18

  • Blue Smoke U.S. import of Aussie release, Feb. 4

  • The Box Set Series four-CD set, Jan. 28

  • The Very Best Of Dolly Parton: Australian Tour Edition U.S. import of Aussie release, Dec. 31

  • The Bargain Store, 1975 album available for digital download Dec. 23

  • Dream More: Celebrate The Dreamer In You paperback edition of Dolly's book Nov. 512:30 a.m.

  • Divided & United Civil War music CD with Dolly duet of "Listen To The Mockingbird" Nov. 5

  • My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, 1969 album available for digital download Oct. 22

  • To All The Girls Willie Nelson CD (with Dolly duet) Oct. 15

  • You Can't Make Old Friends Kenny Rogers CD (with Dolly duet) Oct. 8

  • Rhinestone DVD re-issue Aug. 6

  • Heartbreak Express, 1982 album available for digital download July 16

  • Under The Influence Straight No Chaser CD (with Dolly guest vocals) May 7

  • Duets Paul Anka CD (with Dolly duet) April 9

  • Unsung Hero: A Tribute To The Music of Ron Davies (features Dolly track) March 25

  • At Last Lulu Roman CD (with Dolly duet) Jan. 15

  • Dream More book (Putnam) Nov. 27 (audio book available here)

  • Hollywood To Dollywood DVD (Breaking Glass Pictures), Nov. 6

  • Playlist: The Very Best of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton (Sony Legacy) Oct. 9

  • Joyful Noise Songbook (Hal Leonard) May 30

  • Joyful Noise DVD (Warner Brothers) May 1

  • Joyful Noise Soundtrack (Watertower) Jan. 10

  • Bill Anderson: The First 10 Years: 1956-1966, Bill Anderson (previously unreleased duet "If It's All The Same To You") (Bear Family Records), Nov. 22

  • Les Grands Espaces, Isabelle Boulay, Nov. 15, duet on "True Blue"

  • "He's Everything", single from Joyful Noise soundtrack, Oct. 28

  • Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three, Oct. 4, duet on "Wonderful Christmas Time" (Chicago II)

  • First Dog DVD (features original songs by Dolly) Sept. 6

  • The Words and Music of Dolly Parton, July 31 (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)

  • The Tour Collection, July 26 (re-issue via Sony UK)

  • Better Day, June 28 (Dolly Records) (Vinyl version available here Aug. 16)

  • Straight Talk, May 10 (Mill Creek Entertainment) Blu-Ray disc release

  • . Hannah Montana Forever: Final Season, The Ultimate Fan Experience, March 8 (Disney DVD)

  • The Grascals, Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin (Cracker Barrel exclusive) Jan. 10

  • Dolly's 9 To 5: The Musical songbook Jan. 5

  •  Wanted Dec. 14, seven previously unreleased Monument-era songs (Jukebox Records)

  • Super Hits/Heartbreaker, Nov. 9, re-issue (Sony)

  • Dolly Parton Triple Feature, Vol. 2, Nov. 9, re-issue of Coat of Many Colors, My Tennessee Mountain Home and Jolene (Sony)

  • Playlist: The Very Best Gospel Of Dolly Parton, Oct. 12 (RCA/Legacy)

  • Taken Rhonda VIncent (with Dolly duet), Sept. 21 (Upper Management)

  • Desgining Women: Season Four DVD, Sept. 14 (Shout)

  • "Made For Loving You" (digital single) (duet with Curly Putman) Aug. 31

  • Fairest Of Them All/My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner Aug. 17 (Omni; re-issue)

  • Brother Clyde (CD by Billy Ray Cyrus' new band, Brother Clyde, featuring a Dolly duet) Aug. 10 (Disney)

  • The Essential 3.0 Dolly Parton (compilation) June 15 (Sony Legacy)

  • Letter to Heaven: Songs of Faith and Inspiration May 4 (RCA)

  • A Real Live Dolly March 19 (RCA, download only)

  • Country's Greatest Stars Live Vol. 1 Jan. 26 (Shout! Factory)

  • "Comin' Home For Christmas" (single only) Dec. 1 (Dolly Records)

  • Dolly: Live From London (DVD and CD concert set) Nov. 10 (Dolly Records) (DVD portion available for downloading from Amazon here)

  • Dolly (four-CD boxed set) Oct. 27 (Sony Legacy)

  • Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (three-CD boxed set with new Dolly duet) Oct. 27 (Time Life Records)

  • "Change It" (single) July 28 (Dolly Records)

  • 9 To 5: The Musical (Soundtrack) July 28 (Dolly Records)

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    Today's Dolly Parton news

    Rock Hall Of Fame Features Dolly Pinball
    The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this week announced a new exhibit which features Dolly. “Part Of The Machine: Rock and Pinball” opens Wednesday in the Main Exhibit Hall of the museum and includes playable pinball machines dedicated to artists including Dolly and her 1979 Bally machine as well as Elton John, Guns N' Roses, Alice Cooper, KISS, and The Who. The display also features related memorabilia including the dress Dolly wore which inspired the backglass art of her pinball machine, the drum set of Peter Criss from KISS, the guitar on which The Who's Pete Townshend composed “Pinball Wizard,” Alice Cooper's electric chair prop from his 1971 tour and an Andy Warhol piece titled “Little Electric Chair.” Attendees will receive a limited number of complimentary tokens upon entry to the Hall of Fame to play the pinball machines and will be able to purchase additional tokens for a fee. Those playing the games will be able to tweet their high scores with the hashtag #pinballwizard to be featured on the leaderboard of high scores. An end date for the exhibit has not been announced. Learn more from the Hall of Fame's website here.

    Witherspoon Show Includes Dolly
    Actress Reese Witherspoon on Tuesday announced she is launching a new interview series on trailblazing women titled Shine On With Reese, which will premiere next week on a Hello Sunshine Video On Demand channel on AT&T's DirecTV (channel 1112), DirecTV Now and U-Verse (channel 1530). Among the early interviewees in the series are Dolly, director Ava DuVernay, author Glennon Doyle and World Cup champion Abby Wambach. Read more from Deadline here.

    Dolly Caught Out In LA
    Dolly was out and about in Los Angeles this week and got caught by paparazzi. Media who shared the photos misidentified her gloves as medical bandages for an injury and misidentified a longtime employee as her husband. Check out the images from Britain's The Daily Mail here.



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    Past news

    July 9:
    Dolly Chats With 'Nash News'


    Nash Country Daily last week released a new Dolly interview conducted a few weeks back in which she talks about running her theme park, her career, the current ladies of country music and her desire to work with Reba McEntire musically or on film. Take a listen to the interview with Elaina Smith from the site's "Women Want To Hear Women" podcast here or in the audio player below or watch the video portion in here or in the video player above.

    'Trio' Stays No. 1 Overseas This Week
    The Trio of Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt this week see a 25th non-consecutive week for The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe to sit at No. 1 on the British country compilations albums chart, remaining steady in the album's 95th chart week. The Deadpool 2 soundtrack with Dolly's "9 To 5" slips 12 to No. 29 on the U.K. soundtrack albums chart in its seventh week. Also on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, 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 Ronstadt) gains three to No. 3, Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) rises three to No. 10, and Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 2 inches up one to No. 9.

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    July 4:
    Trio Tops U.K. Chart Once Again
    Presumably due to a sales bump following news of their selection for a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, the Trio of Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt this week saw their The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe rebound nine places in its 94th chart week since release to capture a 24th week at No. 1 on the British country compilations albums chart. The Deadpool 2 soundtrack with Dolly's "9 To 5" gains three on the U.K. soundtrack albums chart in its sixth week but falls off both the U.S. top 200 pop albums chart, down from No. 197 in its fifth week, and top 50 Australian pop albums chart, down from No. 39 in its fifth week. Also on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, 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 Ronstadt) slides one to No. 6, Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) dips two to No. 13, and Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 2 gains four to No. 10.

    Dollywood Makes Two Best Of Lists
    Dollywood made two lists this week: Architectural Digest's 11 Most Breathtaking Amusement Parks in the World here and Money magazine's 10 Best Amusement Parks in the U.S., coming in at No. 6 here. The park's Star-Spangled Summer continues through Aug. 5 with 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. extended hours, nightly fireworks and more. Several rising country stars perform each Thursday in July for "America's New Faces of Country," the American Eagle Foundation will offer meet-and-greets with several of their featured bald eagles at the Plaza at Wilderness Pass, and iLuminate headlines with dazzling lights and glow-in-the-dark costumes.

    'Straight Talk' Re-Issue Reviewed
    DVD Talk this week reviewed April's Blu-Ray re-issue of Dolly's film Straight Talk. Check it out here.


    June 27:
    Dolly Gets Second Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

    The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce this week announced Dolly will next year receive her second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this time for the all-female supergroup Trio she formed with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, making her the first female to receive a second star on the Walk since the start of the 21st Century. She joins a group of about 50 women who received more than one star in the 20th century. Her first star was presented in 1984. Check out Dolly's video reacting to the announcement here and in the media player above, while media coverage included Variety here.

    LA Press Honors Dolly For Humanitarian Work
    The Los Angeles Press Club over the weekend presented Dolly with its 2018 Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to Civic Life at the 60th SoCal Journalism Awards Gala in recognition for her Imagination Library program and Smoky Mountains wildfire recovery efforts. The honor was presented by her production partner Sam Haskell. Check out coverage from California Rocker here and watch the Press Club's video of her acceptance speech here.

    U.S. Chart Update
    The Deadpool 2 soundtrack with Dolly's "9 To 5" drops 71 places to No. 197 in its fifth week on the U.S. top 200 pop albums chart, the June 30 Billboard tallies released Tuesday revealed.


    June 25:
    'Pure & Simple' Certified Silver In U.K.
    Just shy of two years after its U.K. release, Dolly's album Pure & Simple (released overseas with a bonus album Live from Glastonbury 2014) on Friday was certified silver for British sales of more than 60,000 copies, BPI has announced.

    Overseas Chart Updates
    The Deadpool 2 soundtrack with Dolly's "9 To 5" loses 12 to No. 39 pop in its fifth week on the Australian pop albums chart, while in the U.K. it falls eight to No. 20 soundtracks in its fifth week. The remastered re-issue of 1985's The Ballad Of Sally Rose by Emmylou Harris featuring Dolly and Linda Ronstadt harmonies throughout falls off the top 20 British country albums tally, down from No. 13 in its second week, while the U.K. country compilation albums chart sees The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe dip one in its 93rd chart week to No. 10, 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 Ronstadt) hold steady at No. 5, Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) hold steady at No. 11, and Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 2 slide two to No. 14.


    June 21:
    'These Old Bones' Heads To Netflix
    Dolly's first movie in her eight-picture Netflix deal may be getting started soon. @CastingAbout tweeted Tuesday that Patrick Rush, who cast Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors and Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love, is casting a Netflix project called "These Old Bones," which focuses on "in 1945, a legal battle ensues over land in Tennessee between two young lawyers and an elderly woman named Old Bones who is determined not to let the city folks have their way." Dolly had previously sold a movie based on the song "These Old Bones" to CMT, her staff had revealed and it was reported on Dollymania.net last year, but the network never announced the project, so presumably they decided to not film it – like what happened with NBC and "Jolene" – so the project appears to have moved to her Netflix deal instead.

    Dolly Joins 'Hungry Caterpillar' Anniversary Edition
    Penguin Publishers imprint Philomel Books has announced a special 50th anniversary edition of Eric Carle's beloved children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be released Oct. 9 featuring a new afterward by Dolly – or as the promotional materials for the hardcover release call it, an "appreciation by prominent children's literacy advocate Dolly Parton." Additional bonus material will include an essay on the history and significance of the Caterpillar including some of Carle's original sketches and historic photos as well as a new introduction letter by Carle. Reserve your copy here!

    Roger Miller Tribute Coming Aug. 31
    Producers on Wednesday revealed a Roger Miller tribute album, King Of The Road, will be released Aug. 31 featuring a Dolly appearance. She performs "The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me" as a duet with Alison Krauss. Others on the project include Brad Paisley, Kasey Musgraves, Willie Nelson (in a trio with Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard in one of Haggard's final recordings), Loretta Lynn, Ringo Starr and more. Two songs, "You Can't Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd" and the title track, are listed as "various artists," so they may feature multiple artists from the project, although whether Dolly is among those is not yet known. Read more from The Tennessean here.

    U.S, Chart Update
    The Deadpool 2 soundtrack with Dolly's "9 To 5" falls 37 spots to No. 126 in its fourth week on the U.S. top 200 pop albums chart, the June 23 Billboard tallies released Tuesday revealed.


    June 18:
    'Faith Of Dolly' Reviewed By Christian Magazine
    After being delayed a month by the publisher, The Faith of Dolly Parton hit stores last week, and Christianity Today reviewed the tome here, finding the book too worshipful of Dolly rather than focusing on how to find God through her story.

    U.S., Overseas Chart Updates
    The Deadpool 2 soundtrack with Dolly's "9 To 5" drops 41 places to No. 89 in its third week on the U.S. top 200 pop albums chart, it was announced Tuesday. Down Under, it loses nine to No. 27 pop in its fourth chart week, while in the U.K. it slips six to No. 12 soundtracks in its fourth week and falls off the compilation albums list, down from No. 73 in its third week. The remastered re-issue of 1985's The Ballad Of Sally Rose by Emmylou Harris featuring Dolly and Linda Ronstadt harmonies throughout inches up one to No. 13 British country albums in its second week, while the U.K. country compilation albums chart sees The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gain one in its 92nd chart week to No. 9, 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 Ronstadt) rise four to No. 5, Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) hold steady at No. 11, and Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 2 move up four to No. 12.


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