This week in
Dolly history
Forty-five years ago Tuesday, Dolly records “Love Is Like a Butterfly;” released as a single one month later, it would by November become her fifth country No. 1. Eight years ago Tuesday, Dolly's album Better Day debuts on the U.S. charts at its peak of No. 11 country and No. 51 pop. Forty-eight years ago Wednesday, “My Blue Tears” debuts on the country charts; it would reach No. 17. Thirty-nine years ago Friday, “Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You” debuts on the country chart; two months later it would become her 13th No. 1. Twenty-two years ago Friday, the techno dance remix of Dolly's version of the Cat Stevens classic “Peace Train” debuts on the pop chart and country singles sales chart; it reaches only No. 119 pop but makes it to No. 4 on the dance singles sales chart, No. 23 on the dance club play chart and No. 8 on the country singles sales chart (even though it was not a country single).

Charts

  • U.K., July 15 edition:
          The Complete Trio Collection No. 3 country compilation (up from No. 4; 148th week; peaked at No. 1 for 30 weeks)


    Upcoming television appearances
    (All times Eastern unless noted)
  • July 15, 7 a.m., REELZ, Dolly Parton Revealed
  • Sept. 15-18 and 22-25, 8 p.m., PBS, Country Music
  • Nov. 10, 9 p.m., AXS, A Life On The Road with Brian Johnson: Dolly Parton


    In-person Dolly
    (scheduled live appearances, some are tentative)

  • Oct. 12: Grand Ole Opry, Nashville


    Upcoming or recent releases

  • Ken Burns' Country Music, Blu-Ray,Sept. 17

  • Ken Burns' Country Music Soundtrack Deluxe Edition, five-CD set, Aug. 30

  • Jolene, Aug. 23, Sony Legacy vinyl reissue

  • Once More/Two Of A Kind/Together Always/The Right Combination, Burning The Midnight Oil four-on-two CD, July 19

  • Steel Magnolias Blu-Ray release, May 28

  • Bubbling Over, 1973 Dolly album, digital release, May 17

  • Say Forever You'll Be Mine 1975 Porter & Dolly album, digital release, April 19

  • The RCA Sessions (1968-1976), 22-song digital collection of rare Porter & Dolly songs first released on the 2014 complete recordings boxed set, April 5

  • Love & Music 1973 Porter & Dolly album, digital release, March 29

  • We Found It 1973 Porter & Dolly album, digital release, Feb. 1

  • Hungry Again 1998 album, digital release, Jan. 25

  • Ronnie Milsap: The Duets, with Dolly on "Smoky Mountain Rain," Jan. 18

  • The Right Combination/Burning The Midnight Oil 1972 album, digital release, Jan. 4

  • Together Always, 1972 album, digital release, Jan. 4

  • Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD version here or the digital version here, featuring 12 Dolly tracks, Nov. 30

  • Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To Dolly album from 1975, digital release, Nov. 23

  • As Long As I Love Dolly album from 1970, digital release, Nov. 23

  • "Jolene" Dolly song from Dumplin' soundtrack, Nov. 16

  • "Girl In The Movies" Dolly song from Dumplin' soundtrack, Nov. 2

  • The Sounds Of Christmas, Dailey & Vincent CD with Dolly collaboration on "Road To Bethlehem," Oct. 12

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

  • Porter Wayne And Dolly Rebecca 1970 album with Porter Wagoner, Sept. 28

  • Once More 1970 album with Porter Wagoner, Sept. 28

  • Porter 'N' Dolly 1974 album with Porter Wagoner, Sept. 28

  • A Woman's Right Dolly track from 27: The Most Perfect Album, Sept. 18

  • "Here I Am" Dolly duet with Sia from Dumplin' soundtrack, Sept. 14

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

    Just The Two Of Us 1968 album with Porter Wagoner, Aug. 17

  • 1927 Jubilee: The New Bristol Sessions , with Dolly track "Something More," July 30

  • 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

    Apply To Be A Dollywood Insider
    Dollywood has put out the call for its fourth crop of “Dollywood Insiders,” a panel of 15 volunteers who share experiences and insights into the park through original online content. From traffic tips and best-value suggestions to where to eat and what not-to-miss, the Insiders provide expert advice via blogs, pictures and video. Pete Owens, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, said in a press release: “As we have grown our Dollywood Insider program, we have added value to our guests' experience—elevating regular guests to experts who trade best-practice secrets when it comes to spending a day at our park. These people who serve on our panel are relatable. They don't get a pay check to say what they're saying and that resonates with other guests.” Insiders pitch and then execute their storytelling ideas about the park, Splash Country water park, DreamMore Resort and Spa and Dollywood Smoky Mountain Cabins. They must reapply to the panel after serving a one-year term. Perks include behind-the-scenes access, tickets and invitations to media events. Applications are due here by next Monday, July 22. After interviews, panelists will be selected and notified by Monday, July 29.

    NPR Discusses Impact Of Dolly's '9 To 5'
    NPR's “American Anthem” series, which is a yearlong look at songs that “rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action,” took a deep dive into Dolly's classic labor anthem “9 To 5” during Morning Edition last week. Check it out here. Thanks, David!

    Overseas Chart Updates
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt moves up one to No. 3 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 148th chart week, it was revealed Friday. 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 one to No. 9, while Harris' 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. 20, and Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) dips three to No. 14. Down Under, the "gold series" re-issue of The Very Best Of Dolly Parton (Australian Tour Edition) jumps up 11 spots to No. 15 in its 408th chart week on the Australian country albums chart since its original 2007 release, it was revealed Saturday.

    Learn More About 'Christmas At Dollywood'
    Actress Danica McKellar appeared on The Hallmark Channel's Home & Family late last week to provide more details on her upcoming holiday movie for the channel, Christmas At Dollywood, which is an original idea she pitched to the network after working with Dolly on an Imagination Library documentary. The movie will film at the park next month and is expected to feature a cameo by Dolly herself. Watch the interview here or in the media player below.



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    Past news

    July 11:
    Dolly Wraps 'Christmas On The Square'
    According to several social media posts by people associated with Dolly's Netflix holiday musical, Christmas On The Square, the movie completed filming in the Atlanta area this week. It is expected to air this holiday season on the streaming service and stars Dolly, Jenifer Lewis and Christine Baranski.

    Dolly Will Have Cameo In Hallmark Christmas Movie
    That's not the only holiday flick that will feature Dolly this year. Hallmark Channel on Wednesday announced Danica McKellar (known as "Winnie" from The Wonder Years) will next month shoot Christmas At Dollywood on location in Tennessee, including at Dolly's theme park, and it will air in December as part of this year's "Countdown To Christmas" movies on the cable channel. McKellar, who is also a children's author with two titles in Dolly's Imagination Library and who recently narrated a documentary about Dolly's charity which will soon be released, told Entertainment Tonight here that Dolly will appear in the movie for one or two cameos but could neither confirm nor deny whether it will feature any original Dolly songs. After the exclusive ET report, the network issued a press release with details that McKellar will play a Broadway producer and single mom who goes to Dollywood to help create a special holiday extravaganza show for the park's 20th annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, but she butts heads with the park's entertainment director, who is trying to use the festival to springboard to the role of general manager of the park, but of course being a Hallmark film, the two fall in love. Although some media reports mischaracterized Dolly's cameo as Dolly "starring" in the film, the press release makes it clear she will only be on screen briefly in "a special appearance" during the movie. Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming & Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks, said in the press release: "Dolly Parton is a bright light who is rich in spirit, kindness, and love. 'Christmas At Dollywood' features Danica McKellar in a story about finding love and new beginnings in the most familiar place -- home. A holiday movie set in a winter wonderland like Dollywood exemplifies the quality of the talent, storytelling, and filmmaking that has made COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS the #1 program event on television for ten years."

    Johnson Program With Dolly Interview Heads To AXS
    Variety announced Wednesday that cable network AXS has acquired both seasons of AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson's UK television program A Life On The Road, in which he interviews legendary music artists about their careers, most notably talking about touring. Dolly appeared recently in the second season of the program, aired in Britain on Sky Arts. Her episode will premiere stateside at 9 p.m. Eastern Nov. 10. Read more about the show here.

    Austin Gets Huge Dolly Party Next Month
    The Museum of Human Achievement art space in Austin will host a Dolly Fest Aug. 3, Austin 360 reported here. The night opens with an 8 p.m. staged reading of a play, Songs For Drunk Cowboys Who May Also Be Women: An Anti-Musical (For Fools, Only), about a wannabe country singer and her chihuahua named Dolly Parton. This is followed by Kill Jolene: A Karaoke Play, where 20 local artists will perform Dolly songs including some incorporation of dance, video and drag. The night closes with DJ Boi Orbison until midnight. More information is available here.


    July 9:
    'Here You Come Again' Makes Booking.com Commercial
    Dolly's "Here You Come Again" is about to be featured in another commercial. Booking.com has licensed the song for its new commercial titled "Freedom," where a guy is shown in a facial close-up zooming around. The camera zooms out to show he is in a wheelchair and the resort he has booked at Booking.com is fully wheelchair accessible. Watch the clip from Adweek here.


    July 8:
    'Very Best' Falls On Australian Country Albums Chart
    Down Under, the "gold series" re-issue of The Very Best Of Dolly Parton (Australian Tour Edition) loses seven places to No. 26 in its 407th chart week on the Australian country albums chart since its original 2007 release, it was revealed Saturday.


    July 6:
    Tenn. Tourism Dept. Promotes Dollywood With Kids


    The Tennessee Department of Tourism recently posted a new page to its website here promoting Dollywood through the eyes of children under its new "Kid Reviewed" campaign. The site includes reviews from children as well as a commercial filmed during a press conference with kids here or in the media player below and several Dolly responses to video questions submitted by kids to an "Ask Dolly" challenge. The videos (posted above and below) offer Dolly responses to queries about butterfly-themed clothes here, whether she'd consider a chicken boy to join the Chicken Lady here, that one kid comes for the food which is better than his mother's here and how to make one girl's little sister grow to be tall enough to ride Firechaser Express here.

    Dolly Discusses Park Food In 'USA Today'
    Dolly chatted this week with USA Today about food options at Dollywood and throughout Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Check out the story here.

    U.K. Chart Updates
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt moves up one to No. 4 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 147th chart week, it was revealed Friday. 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) slips three to No. 10, while Harris' Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) falls off the top 20, down from No. 17, and Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) gains two to No. 11.

    Willie Extends Record Over Dolly
    Willie Nelson this week extended his lead over pal Dolly for the most top 10 country chart albums, Billboard reported here. His Ride Me Back Home entered at No. 2 with 19,000 units sold, giving him his 52nd top 10 album, compared to Dolly's 44. Loretta Lynn and George Strait are tied for third place with 41 each.

    U.K. Parents Protest Losing Dolly's Library
    The Doncaster Council in the U.K. this week voted to end their participation in Dolly's Imagination Library because the outside organization that had funded it for 12,000 local families for the past three years at the cost of £678,000 ($849,000 U.S.) had ceased funding the initiative, the BBC reported here, and parents were mad. The Doncaster Free Press posted two stories here and here about complaints that the Council should have sought alternative funding options as several other communities have done.

    Tenn. Gov.: Dolly Is Best Thing About My State
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Independence Day Tweeted the 50 best things he likes the most about his state, and he chose Dolly as the state's No. 1 asset.


    July 2:
    IAAPA Interviews Dolly About Dollywood Process
    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions has chosen Dolly as the cover girl for the new edition of its publication, Funworld, detailing the behind-the-scenes happenings of Dolly and her partners at Dollywood when planning the park's future. Read the article here.

    Ronstadt Doc Gets Distribution
    The Linda Ronstadt documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival and features interviews with Dolly and Emmylou Harris, among others, has been purchased for distribution, Variety announced here. The movie will have a theatrical release in September and be broadcast at some point on CNN.

    Knoxville Imagination Library Celebrates Post Office
    Knoxville television station WBIR on Monday followed local Imagination Library staff as they thanked postal workers for helping them deliver more than 3 million books to Knox County children over the past 14 years. Watch the story here.


    July 1:
    Dolly Wishes Fans Happy 50th Pride Anniversary


    With LGBTQ+ Pride Month at a close, here's Dolly's message to New York City's Pride Festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Pride movement at Stonewall. You may watch it on their Facebook page here or in the media player above.

    Australian Chart Updates
    Down Under, the "gold series" re-issue of The Very Best Of Dolly Parton (Australian Tour Edition) shoots up a dozen digits to No. 19 in its 406th chart week on the Australian country albums chart since its original 2007 release, it was revealed Saturday.


    June 29:
    'Jolene' Getting Second Vinyl Re-Issue
    Although the boutique vinyl re-issue label Music On Vinyl already put out an edition of Dolly's 1974 classic Jolene back in 2015 (available here), Sony Legacy has announced the label will re-issue the album on vinyl on Aug. 23. Reserve your copy here!

    See 'Dolly' On Get TV Next Few Sundays
    Get TV is back to repeating some 1976-77 episodes of the Dolly variety series. This Sunday night sees her show with Ronnie Milsap at 11 p.m. and Mel Tillis at 11:30 p.m. Next Sunday, July 7, features Freddy Fender at 11 p.m. and Tom T. Hall at 11:30 p.m. Then Sunday, July 14, airs the Chuck Woolery episode at 11:30 p.m.

    Huge Dolly Puppet From Pride Sells
    A 12-foot puppet of Dolly's likeness which has been used the past few years in the Knoxville Pride Parade was sold this week on ebay for $555, The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported here. The puppet nonprofit was moving spaces and didn't have a place to store it for a while, so they chose to sell it and build a replacement next year for the parade.

    Another New Dolly Interview From Overseas
    A new Dolly interview, apparently from her Wildwood Grove opening at Dollywood, appeared Friday in the online edition of Britain's Sunday Post. Check it out here.

    U.K. Chart Updates
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt slips one to No. 5 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 146th chart week, it was revealed Friday. 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 two to No. 7, while Harris' Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) falls two to No. 17 and Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) re-enters the top 20 at No. 13.

    'Billboard' Discusses 'Heartstrings' Shows
    Billboard this week included Dolly in its "Jobs of Tomorrow" series, focusing a story on the writer and co-executive producer of the "Cracker Jack" episode of her Heartstrings anthology on Netflix. Lisa Melamed said here that the songs work because Dolly used them as her substitute entertainment due to not having a television in the house or going to the movies as a child, so she "saw" the stories of each of her songs play out in her mind as she wrote them, making them easily translatable to film. She added: "We didn't have to be literal; we didn't have to follow the song line to line. We had to take in the Dolly-ness of it, and that's a fantastic starting-off point for a writer."

    Luhrmann Recalls Talking To Dolly
    Moulin Rouge creator Baz Luhrmann talked with Vulture this week about the movie's adaptation as a stage musical and recalled how he had to ask each artist whose songs he wanted to use in the original film for their permission, including what Dolly's reaction was regarding "I Will Always Love You," which closes the "Elephant Love Medley." Read more here.


    June 26:
    Ken Burns Concert To Air In September


    PBS this week announced it will air the Ryman Auditorium concert to promote its Ken Burns documentary Country Music in September. The special, Country Music: Live At The Ryman, A Concert Celebrating The Film By Ken Burns, will air at 8 p.m. Eastern Sept. 8 the week before the documentary series starts Sept. 15. The concert finale was Vince Gill paying tribute to Dolly with her "I Will Always Love You," an excerpt from which is viewable on YouTube here or in the media player above.

    NYT: Dolly Lost Masters In Universal Fire
    Dolly was among the artists who lost masters in the Universal Music Group fire of 2008 in Los Angeles which reportedly destroyed more than 100,000 masters and an estimated 500,000 song titles, The New York Times reported Tuesday here. The music company has denied the losses were as bad as the media have reported, although the report noted that incomplete archival registers means the labels will never know the complete list of what was lost. The new report uncovered hundreds of artists whose names were listed in company e-mails as those suspected of losing recordings in the fire. Thankfully, her recordings for Universal Music Group labels were very few throughout her career, although the ones that were include some that are historically important – most notably the four tracks she recorded in 1962 for Mercury Records, one of which has never been released; and the two Bill Phillips covers of her compositions "Friends Tell Friends" in 1965 and "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" from 1966, both of which featured uncredited harmonies from Dolly. She only recorded two full-length albums for the company :1996's out-of-print Treasures for Rising Tide and 1998's Hungry Again for Decca. (Since they were jointly released with Dolly's own Blue Eye Records imprint, she may have the masters stored elsewhere.) Her other recordings for the company are primarily guest appearances on others' albums including "Waiting For The Phone To Ring" with Patty Loveless in 1991, "Billy Dale" with Asleep At The Wheel in 1993, "Where The Grass Won't Grow" with George Jones and Trisha Yearwood and Emmylou Harris in 1994, "You Gotta Be My Baby" for the AIDS charity album Red Hot & Country in 1994, the collaboration of "Your Kisses Are Charity" with Culture Club in 1999, her duet of "Heart Door" with Paula Cole in 2001, "The Pretty Young Girl" with Altan in 2002, "The Angels Rejoiced" with Sonja Isaacs in 2003 and "Silent Night" and "Something Bigger Than Me" on the Annabelle's Wish soundtrack in 1997, which was also co-released on Dolly's Blue Eye imprint.


    June 24:
    Trio Rises In UK, 'Very Best' Lowers Down Under
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt regains one to No. 4 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 145th chart week, it was revealed Friday. 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) rises five to No. 9, while Harris' Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) also moves up five to No. 15. Down Under, the "gold series" re-issue of The Very Best Of Dolly Parton (Australian Tour Edition) loses five places to No. 31 in its 405th chart week on the Australian country albums chart since its original 2007 release, it was revealed Saturday.


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