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This week in
Dolly history
Thirty-five years ago Monday, Trio marks its third of five weeks at No. 1 on the country albums chart (Dolly's fifth time there, Emmy's third and most recent time and Linda's fourth and most recent); it sells more than 1 million copies to be certified as Dolly's fourth platinum album (Emmy's sole and Linda's seventh) and reaches No. 6 on the pop albums chart, Dolly's highest career position there. That same day, “To Know Him Is To Love Him” becomes the sole country No. 1 single from the album. Thirty-one years ago Tuesday, Eagle When She Flies hits No. 1 on the country albums chart, marking the only week in 1991 when Garth Brooks was not in that spot; the album, which sells more than a million copies to become the fifth of Dolly's six platinum records, also generates the No. 1 song “Rockin' Years” and earns her two Grammy nominations. Forty-nine years ago Thursday, “Traveling Man” (the version from Bubbling Over) debuts on the country singles chart; it reaches No. 20. Fifty-three years ago Friday, Dolly completes the recording of “My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy;” released as a single six months later, it reaches only No. 45. Fifty-three years ago Saturday, Dolly records “Evening Shade” for My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy. Fifty-eight years ago Sunday, Dolly becomes the first in her family to graduate high school. Fifty-four years ago Sunday, Porter & Dolly record “We'll Get Ahead Someday;” released as their third duet single two months later, it peaks at No. 5.

Upcoming television appearances
(All times Eastern unless noted)
  • May 18, 6:40 a.m., HBO Signature, Joyful Noise
  • May 22, 1:10 p.m., FXM, 9 To 5 (re-runs 11:05 a.m. May 23)


    Upcoming or recent releases

  • As Far As I Can See: The Best Of Bill Anderson, two Dolly duets, June 10

  • All In For the Gambler Kenny Rogers tribute CD/DVD, May 20

  • Hymns: Some of Old, Some of New Julie & Dan, CD with Dolly on "The Seeker," April 22

  • Gershwin Country, Michael Feinstein album with Dolly collaboration, March 11

  • Run, Rose, Run, novel by Dolly and James Patterson, March 7 (audio play starring Dolly here)

  • Run, Rose, Run Dolly CD, March 4 (digital album here, vinyl here)

  • Dance With Dolly EP 12-inch single digital release, Sony/RCA, Feb. 18

  • Potential New Boyfriend EP 12-inch single digital release, Sony/RCA, Feb. 18

  • "Jolene" Destructo Remix, RCA, Nov. 13

  • Country Legends: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner & Friends Oct. 19 two-DVD set

  • Reba: Revived, Remixed, Revisited, includes duet on “Does He Love You,” Oct. 8

  • My Little Golden Book About Dolly Parton, Sept. 21

  • Dolly: The Ultimate Collection, Collectors' Edition 6-DVD abbreviated edition Sept. 21

  • "Eagle When She Flies" duet with Jose Feliciano, Sept. 17

  • Glasshouse Children Sam Williams CD with Dolly duet, Aug. 20

  • "In The Sweet By and By" new single, Aug. 13

  • "Sent From Above," new single, July 27

  • Early Dolly vinyl album of Goldband/Somerset 1959-1962 recordings, July 23

  • The Library That Dolly Built, documentary, streaming rent/purchase, July 9

  • Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years At The Opry U.S. DVD release (PBS), May 11

  • "One Angel" single with Rory Feek, April 23

  • "Hand Me Downs" single with Janelle Arthur, April 21

  • Company's Comin', Dolly duet on Leslie Jordan album, April 2

  • Female Force: Dolly Parton comic book, March 31: kindle edition, hardcover, and paperback

  • Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: Season 1 Netflix series available for Amazon Prime Video purchase, March 22

  • ”There Was Jesus (Piano Version)”, remix of Zach Williams duet, Feb. 19

  • 5 To 9," single, Feb. 2

  • Eagle When She Flies, digital re-release of 1991 album, Jan. 22

  • Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1), Jan. 8, Barry Gibb album with Dolly duet

  • Christmas At Dollywood, DVD, Jan. 5

  • A Holly Dolly Christmas Amazon transparent white vinyl exclusive, Dec. 7

  • "I Still Believe,", single, Dec. 4

  • It's Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life, Kathie Lee Gifford book with Dolly foreword, Dec. 1

  • Songteller autobiography hardcover, kindle version, audiobook, Nov. 17

  • Jolene CD re-issue, Nov. 13

  • Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Dolly Parton: Country Wisdom For Life's Little Challenges book, Nov. 3

  • "Pink" featuring Dolly, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson and Sara Evans song for Susan G. Komen Foundation, Oct. 21

  • She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton, The Great Unifier book, Oct. 13

  • Unlikely Angel: The Songs Of Dolly Parton book Oct. 12

  • Dolly: The Ultimate Collection Time-Life DVD set, Oct. 5

  • A Holly Dolly Christmas MP3 (CD version here and a red vinyl format here), Oct. 2; retro releases Oct. 30: cassette tape and 8-track

  • Once Upon A Christmas, vinyl re-issue, Oct. 2

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” single from Christmas album, Sept. 15

  • The Dolly Parton Story: From Rags To Riches, streaming documentary, Sept. 15

  • Dolly: 50 Years At The Opry DVD import, Sept. 11

  • "Faith" (Misha K. Remix) with Galantis ft. Mr. Probz, Aug. 28

  • "Mary, Did You Know?" single from Christmas album, Aug. 21

  • Biography: Kenny Rogers DVD Aug. 18

  • "Peace Train" Remixes, 1997 album, digital download, June 26

  • Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 2-LP vinyl release of 2007 compilation, June 26

  • We Found It/Porter 'N' Dolly/Say Forever You'll Be Mine/Porter & Dolly four-on-two CD, June 26

  • When Life Is Good Again,” single, May 28

  • Little Sparrow, 2001 album, digital download, April 10

  • Halos & Horns, 2002 album, digital download, April 10

  • For God & Country, 2003 album, digital download, April 10

  • Live & Well, 2004 album, digital download, April 10

  • Those Were The Days, 2005 album, digital download, April 10

  • Better Day, 2011 album, digital download, April 10

  • Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline with forward by Dolly, April 7

  • Unlikely Angel DVD re-issue, April 7

  • The Little Engine That Could 90th anniversary edition with Dolly introduction, April 7

  • Live At The Bottom Line 1977 digital download of New York concert, March 30

  • The Winning Hand, 1982 album, digital download, Feb. 28

  • Just Between You And Me/Always, Always/Porter Wayne And Dolly Rebecca/Love And Music four-on-two CD, Feb. 14

  • 9 To 5: The Musical London West End Cast Recording, Feb. 7; CD here, March 27

  • Church, Galantis album with Dolly collaboration on "Faith," Feb. 7

  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice documentary, Dec. 3

  • "Faith" with Swedish duo Galantis and Danish rapper Mr. Probz, Oct. 25; (Galantis & Bali Bandits VIP Mix, Dec. 27; Acoustic mix, Jan. 10; six-remix EP, Jan. 24

  • Spartanburg Blues, Buck Trent (duet with Dolly on "Carrol County Accident")

  • "There Was Jesus" duet with Zach Williams, Oct. 4

  • For The Girls duet of "I Will Always Love You" on Kristin Chenoweth's CD, Sept. 27

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

  • "God Only Knows" with For King & Country, Aug. 30

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

  • Straight Talk, Aug. 23, Hollywood Records digital reissue

  • Jolene, Aug. 23, Sony Legacy vinyl reissue

  • "I Will Always Love You" with Kristin Chenoweth, single, Aug. 9

  • Once More/Two Of A Kind/Together Always/The Right Combination, Burning The Midnight Oil four-on-two CD, Aug. 2

  • In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) 1969 album, digital release, July 26

  • Treasures 1996 album, digital release, July 19

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas 1982 soundtrack, digital release, 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

    Dolly's NBC Holiday Film Details Announced
    Although Dolly revealed the basic plot of her upcoming holiday film for NBC back in March, the network on Monday officially announced the project, which is called Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas. Dolly had previously said the film would show many behind-the-scenes details of making a television special and be taped at Dollywood but she hadn't explained that the scenes would be scripted and fictional, similar to the holiday classic Scrooged. The official description reads: "Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas  is the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly's desire to uplift an exhausted world's spirits by sharing the unique 'mountain magic' she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas. Throughout the movie's production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Dolly finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Men. When it's time for her big special to air live, a renewed and inspired Dolly goes rogue and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realization that Christmas is about the people we share it with, and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present, and future.” Dolly and partner Sam Haskell will executive produce the film through his Magnolia Hill Productions and her Sandollar Production, just as they have done their recent projects together.

    'Run, Rose, Run' Book, Album Chart Updates
    The book Run, Rose, Run by Dolly and James Patterson slips one spot to No. 3 on Friday's New York Times Bestseller List for hardcover fiction in its ninth week of release, also down one to No. 10 combined hardcover and e-book fiction chart. Overseas, Run, Rose, Run gains three to No. 14 Americana albums and dips one to No. 5 British country albums. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls back off the top 100 British streaming albums, down from No. 97, and inches up one to No. 7 U.K. country compilation albums, where The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe falls one to No. 3, The Essential Dolly Parton falls back out of the top 20, down from No. 19, and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 re-enters the top 20 at No. 10.

    Dollywood Named Best U.S. Theme Park
    Congratulations to Dollywood, which on Monday was named the nation's top theme park by the National Amusement Park Historical Association, earning its Favorite Theme Park of 2021 Award in a three-way tie with Disneyland and Busch Gardens. The park had previously won the honor in 2017.

    Scent From Above Hits Perfumania
    Dolly last week announced her perfume Scent from Above had been added to the website Perfumania. Check out the video reveal here.

    Catch 'Not' Dolly In Knoxville
    Legendary Dolly impersonator Vancie Vance will headline her “NOT Dolly Show” in Dolly's turf next month, playing Knoxville's Old City Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 4, as part of Dolly Fest this year. The shows are open to all ages. Performances at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. are $15 each general admission here with a $10 meet-and-greet available. A portion of proceeds will benefit Imagination Library.



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    Past news

    May 11:
    'Rose' CD, Book, U.K. Chart Updates
    Dolly's Run, Rose, Run sold about 2,000 copies in its ninth week, re-entering the May 14 Billboard top 100 overall album sales chart at No. 65 and gains 47 places to No. 33 current album sales while rising one to return to the No. 1 spot on the bluegrass albums chart for an eighth nonconsecutive week. Ultimate Dolly Parton re-enters the top 50 country albums chart at No. 47. The book Run, Rose, Run by Dolly and James Patterson recovered one spot to No. 2 on Friday's New York Times Bestseller List for hardcover fiction in its eighth week of release and gains one to No. 9 combined hardcover and e-book fiction chart. The audio book version dipped one to No. 2 on the monthly audio book chart. Overseas, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the top 100 British streaming albums at No. 97 and falls five to No. 8 U.K. country compilation albums. Run, Rose, Run drops four to No. 17 Americana albums and two to No. 4 country albums, while the U.K. country compilation albums chart sees The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe inch down one to No. 2 and The Essential Dolly Parton re-enters the top 20 at No. 19.

    Dolly To Star In Taco Bell Musical
    Dolly announced Monday she would be performing in a musical commercial for Taco Bell, starring with rapper Doja Cat in Mexican Pizza: The Musical celebrating the return of the fan favorite menu item, which Dolly has praised as one of her favorite fast foods in past interviews. The online musical will premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern on May 26 via TikTok.

    Spanish Newspaper Interviews Dolly
    A new Dolly interview appeared in the English-language version of Madrid, Spain, publication El Pais in which she discusses her political neutrality, among other things. Read it here.

    '9 To 5' Documentary Reviewed By 'Variety'
    The documentary Still Working 9 To 5 earned a very positive review from industry bible Variety on Tuesday here.

    Dolly Pays Tribute To Naomi At Funeral
    CMT reported here on Tuesday about Dolly's involvement in Naomi Judd's private funeral.

    DreamMore Named Best Park Hotel Again
    USA Today last week honored Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa as the No. 1 Amusement Park Hotel in the U.S. for the third time in the past five years. The park's cabins ranked sixth in the same category.

    Baby 'Jolene' Locked Up At Zoo
    An Oregon zoo has named its baby orangutan after Dolly's song "Jolene," the Zoo announced this week. Read more here.

    Philosophical Dolly Looked At
    And Philosophy included a brief analysis this month of Dolly and her philosophic outlook on life. Check it out here.


    May 5:
    Dolly Elected To 2022 Rock Hall Of Fame Class


    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced Dolly as a member of its Class of 2022 alongside Eminem, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, the Eurythmics, and Carly Simon in the performers category. With four of the seven spots going to women or groups containing women, it is the most gender-diverse class in the history of the Hall of Fame, which has been criticized for sexism in not inducting enough women in the past. Dolly released a statement to social media saying: "I am honored and humbled by the fact that I have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Of course I will accept it gracefully. Thanks to everyone that voted for me and to everyone at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I will continue to work hard and try to live up to the honor. Love, Dolly" In addition, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Judas Priest will receive the Musical Excellence Award; Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten will be given the Early Influence Award; and attorney Allen Grubman, record executive/producerJimmy Iovine, and R&B singer/Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson will be presented with the Ahmet Ertegun Award. The ceremony is scheduled Nov. 5 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles to air at a later date on HBO. Dolly gave an exclusive interview about the decision to Billboard here saying she never meant to cause a problem by at first declining the nomination by saying she didn't consider herself a rock artist and then accepting it later after it was explained to her that the Hall of Fame includes country performers. She will become the 12th Country Music Hall of Fame member to also be a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Reviewing the Billboard rock chart performance, Dolly falls in the middle of this year's class. On singles, she is the third most-successful inductee this year with two No. 1s, three top 10s, and 20 total chart singles on the Hot 100 Chart behind only Eminem (five No. 1s, 22 top 10s, 93 total chart singles) and Lionel Richie (five No. 1s, 13 top 10s, and 20 total chart singles). She is pretty much even or just ahead of Carly Simon (one No. 1, five top 10s, 24 total chart singles) and The Eurythmics (one No. 1, three top 10s, 15 total chart singles). Coming in at the bottom were Duran Duran (0 No. 1s, five top 10s, 18 total chart singles) and Pat Benatar (0 No. 1s, four top 10s, 17 total chart singles). On albums, she is the fourth most-successful inductee this year with no No. 1s, two top 10s, and 48 total albums on the Hot 200 Chart behind Eminem (10 No. 1s, 11 top 10s, 11 total chart albums), Duran Duran (two No. 1s, 11 top 10s, 20 total chart albums), and Lionel Richie (three No. 1s, six top 10s, 14 total chart albums). Below her are Carly Simon (one No. 1, 5 top 10, 25 total chart albums), Pat Benatar (one No. 1, three top 10s, 15 total chart albums) and The Eurythmics (0 No. 1s, two top 10s, 10 total chart albums).

    May 4:
    Dolly To Visit Del., Ark. On Thursday


    Dolly will be roaming the country Thursday with two public appearances that will livestream, her Imagination Library program announced Tuesday. At noon Eastern, she will be in Dover, Del., where Gov. John Carney, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, and State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman welcome her for a celebration of the program going statewide there to stream live on YouTube here and in the media player above, Facebook, and the Library website. Then she'll fly over to Little Rock, Ark., where Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Education, and community leaders welcome her to celebrate the program there as well at 6:30 p.m. Central Time (7:30 Eastern) on YouTube here and the media player below, Facebook, and the Library website. Both appearances will include brief musical performances by Dolly, and the Arkansas one will include a live interview with Arkansas PBS THV 11's Craig O'Neill.

    U.S. Chart Updates For 'Run, Rose, Run'
    Dolly's Run, Rose, Run sold about 2,000 copies in its eighth week, falling off the May 7 Billboard top 100 overall album sales chart, down from No. 52. The album tumbles 52 places to No. 80 current album sales and loses its pole position on the bluegrass albums chart after seven weeks, slipping one to No. 2. Ultimate Dolly Parton falls back out of the top 50 country albums chart, down from No. 46.

    Dolly Presents Former Gov. With Award
    Dolly was in Nashville on Tuesday to present the Dolly Parton Excellence in Leadership Award to former Gov. Bill Haslam and former First Lady Crissy Haslam at the Tennessee State Museum. Check out photos from The Tennessean here.

    Dolly Remembers Naomi Judd
    Dolly on Monday released a statement about the recent passing of her friend, Naomi Judd, who passed away from mental illness at age 76. She said she was shocked to hear of her death because they were the same age and very similar, both loving "big hair, makeup, and music." She also congratulated them on the Judds' Country Music Hall of Fame induction, apologizing for missing the ceremony but saying she could hear Naomi saying she was "a day late and a Dolly short." See the full statement here or below.


    May 2:
    Dolly Says Will Accept Rock Hall If Inducted
    Fan voting ended Friday for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, and Dolly made the top five, meaning she and the other four artists in the top 5 will each earn one vote toward induction from the public vote, which will be added to about 1,200 ballots from the Hall's voting membership and the top vote-getters from that process are inducted. After ballots were issued, Dolly asked to be removed from consideration because she didn't consider herself a rock artist. However, on the last day of public voting, an interview with NPR's Morning Edition aired here with co-author James Patterson in which she said she changed her mind and if inducted would "accept gracefully." She explained she had misunderstood that the Hall of Fame was only for rock artists but she recently learned the Hall inducts members from all major genres, so she qualifies. The final vote for the top five were Duran Duran at 935,000, Eminem at 685,000, Pat Benatar at 631,000, The Eurythmics at 442,000, and Dolly at 394,000. She was 30,000 votes ahead of No. 6 Judas Priest, 60,000 above No. 7 Carly Simon, and almost 100,000 over No. 8 Lionel Richie.

    'Run, Rose, Run' Still On Bestseller List
    Run, Rose, Run by Dolly and James Patterson lost another spot to No. 3 on Friday's New York Times Bestseller List for hardcover fiction in its seventh week of release, five of which were at No. 1. The title also lost four to No. 10 combined hardcover and e-book fiction chart.

    Anderson Reveals New Dolly Duet, Old Duet June 10
    Country music legend Bill Anderson announced last week he would be releasing a new career retrospective on June 10 titled As Far As I Can See: The Best Of featuring two Dolly duets. One is a new recording, "Someday It'll All Make Sense," and the other is a demo the two recorded of Anderson's song "IF It's All The Same To You" back in 1964 which had previously been released a decade ago on the previous boxed set Bill Anderson: The First 10 Years: 1956-1966. In a press release, Anderson said: "Needless to say I am thrilled over my new association with UMG. Not only do they have 23 years' worth of my back catalog ready to introduce to the digital world, but I am reuniting with Dolly Parton on this project. Dolly sang some demos for me (and with me) back in the early sixties when she was new in town. One was a duet called, "If It's All The Same To You," which had gone missing for years. UMG has recovered it and included it along with my and Dolly's new duet in this package. That's called connecting the dots across more than fifty years. How cool is that?"

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    Dolly's Run, Rose, Run sold about 1,500 copies in its seventh week, dropping four to No. 52 overall album sales but gaining six spots to No. 28 current album sales in the April 30 Billboard. It reigns at No. 1 bluegrass albums for a seventh consecutive week. Across the pond, the album falls off the top 100 overall sales, physical sales, and Scottish albums charts, down from No. 57, No. 57, and No. 47, respectively. It slides six to No. 13 Americana albums but rises one to No. 2 UK country albums. The Real Dolly Parton falls off the U.K. physical sales and Scottish albums charts, down from No. 70 and No. 58, respectively, and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls off the top 100 British albums, top sales, and top streaming albums, down from No. 94, No. 84, and No. 87, respectively. On the U.K. country compilations tally, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 inches up one to No. 3, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe holds steady at No. 2 and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) falls off the top 20, down from No. 11. Back on the U.S. country albums chart, Ultimate Dolly Parton re-enters the top 50 at No. 46.

    Dolly's 'Grace & Frankie' Appearance Happens
    The final 12 episodes of Netflix's Grace & Frankie dropped Friday, including Dolly's cameo as an angel in the final episode. Check out what executive producer Marta Kauffman had to say about the scene from Variety here.

    'Night Of 1,000 Dollys' Returns This Weekend
    Knoxville hotspot Club XYZ this weekend will host the 14th annual Night of 1,000 Dollys event and for the first time ever will extend it to two nights. For $10 admission as a fundraiser for Imagination Library, the May 6 and 7 parties will feature Dolly tribute shows at 11:30 and 1 a.m. nightly.


    April 25:
    'Run' Slips From Nation's Top Selling Book
     After five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, Run, Rose, Run by Dolly and James Patterson slipped Friday to No. 2 on the Hardcover Fiction List. It also slid one spot to No. 6 on the combined hardcover and e-book fiction chart for the week. Meanwhile, Dolly's companion album sold about 2,500 in its sixth week, dropping 38 places to No. 48 overall album sales and 24 spots to No. 34 current album sales in the April 23 Billboard. It reigns at No. 1 bluegrass albums for a sixth consecutive week. The title also falls off the top 50 country albums chart, independent labels albums chart, and Americana/folk albums, down from No. 44, No. 30, and No. 6, respectively. Across the pond, Run, Rose, Run loses nine to No. 57 overall sales, eight to No. 57 physical sales, five to No. 47 Scottish albums, one to No. 7 Americana albums, and one to No. 3 country albums. The Real Dolly Parton shoots up 20 to No. 70 U.K. physical sales and 42 to No. 58 Scottish albums. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the top 100 British albums at No. 93, top sales at No. 84 and top streaming albums at No. 87. On the country compilation albums tally, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls three to No. 4, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe moves up 12 to No. 2 and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) inches up two to No. 11.

    Grammys Honor Women Of Country
    The Grammy Museum will host a women of country music exhibit through Oct. 2 which will include Dolly's dress from a 1971 Grand Ole Opry appearance, Rolling Stone reported here.


    April 18:
    'Run, Rose, Run' Still America's No. 1 Book
    Dolly and James Patterson's Run, Rose, Run continues this week to dominate the book world, with the novel capturing a fifth consecutive week at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover fiction. The publication falls to No. 5 for combined e-book and print sales, but its audio version debuts at No. 1 for April on the newspaper's monthly tabulation of best-selling audio books. In related news, Publishers Weekly reported that the tome was the first quarter's fourth-best-selling book, even though it was only available the final four weeks of the quarter, moving 250,000 copies between March 7 and April 2, an average of 62,000 books sold per week. Now with six weeks of sales, it is likely somewhere around 350,000 copies sold. For comparison, Dolly's companion album of the same name sold about 40,000 copies in its first five weeks with an estimate of week six's sales not available yet.

    'Run' Album Back In Top 10 Sellers
    And promotions for the book pushed Dolly album Run, Rose, Run back into the nation's 10 top selling albums last week, moving about 7,000 copies in its fifth week of release and climbing 10 to No. 10 overall album sales and six to No. 10 current album sales on the April 16 Billboard tallies released last week. It re-enters the independent label albums top 50 at No. 44, rises nine to No. 30 country albums, holds steady for a fifth week at No. 1 bluegrass, and climbs one to No. 6 folk. Dolly re-enters the Artist 100 chart at No. 77. Ultimate Dolly Parton loses three to No. 50 country albums. Across the pond, Run, Rose, Run slips three to No. 48 overall sales, nine to No. 49 physical sales, 10 to No. 42 Scottish albums and two to No. 6 Americana albums, while remaining steady at No. 2 country albums. The Real Dolly Parton rises two to No. 90 U.K. physical sales and slides 14 to No. 100 Scottish albums. On the country compilation albums tally, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 gains one to recapture the No. 1 spot, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe moves up two to No. 14 and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) re-enters top 20 at No. 13.

    Dolly Joins Julie & Dan For 'The Seeker'
    Gospel duo Julie and Dan have a new album hitting streamers on Friday called Hymns: Some of Old, Some of New which features a cover of Dolly's classic "The Seeker" including background harmonies from Dolly herself.

    Dollywood Heats Up The Press
    The Internet had some laughs last week at an opinion piece in ultra-conservative publication The Federalist that encouraged readers to protest the pro-gay rights advocacy of Disney by cancelling their Disney theme park vacations and going instead to Dollywood because she felt wholesome Dolly Parton would never support such ideas, apparently completely unaware of Dolly's standing as country music's most vocal and prominent gay rights advocate herself for the past three or four decades. Coverage of the uninformed call for boycott made numerous mainstream media outlets, including Newsweek here. In related news, Conde Nast Traveler spoke with Dolly about what she recommends visitors do at her theme park here and National Geographic interviewed her about her conservation and environmentalism activism around the park here in which she admonished those who don't believe climate change is man-made, warning: " "We should pay more attention. We're just mistreating Mother Nature—that's like being ugly to your mama. We need to take better care of the things that God gave us freely. And that we're so freely messing up." She was also interviewed by The Washington Post about the park's season opening here. Meanwhile, the park's third annual Flower & Food Festival with over 1 million blooms kicks off Friday and Dolly said in a press release: "Spring has always been so wonderful to me, because the flowers start growing, the sun shines for a little longer, and the birds start singing a new song. When I was little and the weather started warming up, all us kids would gather on the porch in the afternoon and enjoy lemonade that Mama brought out for us. That's springtime to me – getting to make memories with my family and taking in the beautiful colors everywhere.I hope that when families come to Dollywood during our festival, they get those same feelings of joy. This year, our guests can take a walk in my special butterfly garden and even see my Mama making my coat of many colors. I think the festival will continue to bloom even bigger and brighter right here in these beautiful mountains."

    Dolly To Perform At Arkansas Governor's Mansion
    Dolly will hold a sold out private concert in the Arkansas Governor's Mansion on May 5 to celebrate her Imagination Library, Arkansas Online reported here.

    Loretta Gets Birthday Greetings From Dolly
    Icon Loretta Lynn turned 90 years old last week, and Dolly was among her friends wishing her the best, including singing "Happy Birthday" to her in a video here.

    Another Dolly Mural Going Up
    Ringgold, Ga., where Dolly and Carl Dean secretly wed in 1966, will premiere a new mural of the superstar to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary next month, WTVC reported here.

    Knoxville's Dolly Fest Returns
    Knoxville has announced Dolly Fest will return June 3-5 with look-a-likes, themed merch, art and music in the Old City neighborhoods. Check out a story from WBIR here.

    Dolly Visits Oxford, Miss., For Award
    Dolly made her way to Oxford, Miss., the other weekend to accept an award from the women's auxiliary of the University of Mississippi Foundation, and she headlined a dinner for the honor as well as a children's book reading for local children invited from area schools. Coverage included Supertalk FM here, and thanks to Jeremy Brown for some photos from the event below and a brief video here.




    April 6:
    'Run' Gains CD Sales In Week 4
    Dolly's album Run, Rose, Run saw a nice spike in sales last week, moving about 4,000 units in its fourth week, chart performance released Tuesday showed. The set rises eight spots to No. 20 overall sales but slips one to No. 16 current album sales in the April 9 Billboard tallies. It holds steady at No. 1 bluegrass albums and climbs 15 to No. 7 Americana/folk albums. It re-enters the country albums chart at No. 39, and Dolly re-enters the Social 50 at No. 44. Her Ultimate Dolly Parton loses three on the country albums chart to No. 47.

    Dolly Loses Grammy To Gaga, Bennett
    As pretty much everyone predicted, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett won the Grammy Sunday for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, besting A Holly Dolly Christmas. Bennett, who is 95 and recently retired due to Alzheimer's, is the category's darling, having won it 14 times, roughly half of the total times it has been awarded.

    Dolly Up For Retro CMT Music Award
    The CMT Music Awards on Tuesday revealed a new category in which Dolly is nominated: Trending Comeback Song of the Year. The award recognizes an older song that has gone viral recently. Dolly's "9 To 5" is up against Alan Jackson's "Freight Train," Brooks & Dunn's "Neon Moon," Reba's "I'm A Survivor," Sara Evans' "Suds In The Bucket," Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" and Taylor Swift's "Love Story." Fans may vote through Saturday by swiping up on CMT's Instagram story. Learn more here.

    Dolly's Parents' Home Now Wedding Venue
    The longtime home of Dolly's parents in Sevierville, Tenn., has been sold and will now operate as a wedding venue, it was reported on WVLT here. Red Top, as it was known, was purchased by Dolly for her parents for $195,000 in 1984 but the title reverted to Dolly in 2003 after their deaths. She sold it to members of the Ogle family for $1.3 million in November, and they sold it to the new owners for $2.15 million two months later. The new owners pledge to make the venue available for free to anyone who has paid for a wedding venue which was destroyed by the recent wildfires in the area.


    April 2:
    'Run' Hits No. 1 For Week Three


    Dolly has the best-selling hardcover fiction book in the U.S. for the third consecutive week, according to the New York Times Best Seller List and the week's book sales chart from Publisher's Weekly. In the NYT, Run, Rose, Run with James Patterson holds steady at No. 2 combined hardcopy and e-book sales fiction for a second week after debuting at No. 1. The pair continue to promote the book with a remote presentation Thursday to a national women's business group and an interview this week on the premiere episode of Jake Tapper's Book Club on the new streaming service CNN+, which is available here or in the media player above.

    U.S., U.K. Chart Details
    Chart performance indicates Dolly's companion album Run, Rose, Run sold about 2,500 copies in its third week. The April 2 Billboard tallies released Tuesday show it losing 14 places to No. 28 sales and 11 spots to No. 15 current albums sales while it holds steady at No. 1 bluegrass albums. For the charts where streaming is added in, it was down more: losing 19 to No. 22 Americana/folk and falling off the all-genre Billboard 200, down from No. 132, top 50 country albums, down from No. 11, and independent label albums chart, down from No. 18. She falls off the Artist 100, down from No. 46, and holds steady on the Social 50 at No. 44. Her Ultimate Dolly Parton holds steady on the country albums chart to No. 44. Overseas, Run, Rose, Run loses 13 to No. 28 overall British sales, 12 to No. 26 physical CD sales, and seven to No. 17 Scottish albums. It gains one to No. 2 Americana albums and remains steady at No. 2 country albums. Elsewhere on the British charts, The Real Dolly Parton loses 26 to No. 82 on the U.K. top sales chart, 27 to No. 74 physical sales chart, and off the top 100 Scottish albums chart, down from No. 60. On the U.K. country compilations albums chart, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 gains three to No. 1, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe slips six to No. 11, 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) falls out of the top 20, down from No. 17.

    Wildfires Threaten Smoky Mountains Again
    Dolly's beloved Great Smoky Mountains faced two wildfires this week. As of press time, the one closest to Pigeon Forge was 85 percent contained but had damaged or destroyed at least 100 homes. Donations to support those impacted may be made to Mountain Tough Recovery Team, which absorbed Dolly's My Peoples Fund. Mailing address: Citizens National Bank – Mountain Tough Recovery Team, 200 Forks of the River Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. Checks should be payable to Mountain Tough Recovery Team. In a statement released through social media, Dolly said: "I've been keeping up with everything going on with the fires near my home area. It looks scary on TV, but I'm proud of how everyone in the area has pulled together like they always do. I'm especially proud of the brave men and women who are working to contain the fire. I know there are some folks who have been affected, and I hope that you will join me in saying a prayer for them. During this time, I've also remained in touch with my people at Dollywood who have assured me everything is okay there."

    Dolly Cover On New Miley Album
    Dolly goddaughter Miley Cyrus on Friday dropped a new digital album of live recordings selected by fans as their favorites from her career, Attention: Miley Live, which features her version of Dolly's "Jolene." Download it here.

    Kenny Farewell DVD Coming May 20
    Kenny Rogers' management this week officially announced the May 20 release of the DVD/CD combo Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler, including his and Dolly's final public appearance together and their performances of "You Can't Make Old Friends," "Islands In The Stream" and "I Will Always Love You" from his 2017 farewell tribute concert. News of the DVD was first reported here a month ago when it was learned that the special was airing for pledge week on PBS stations nationwide who would be offering pre-orders for the collection as donor thank you gifts but they wouldn't be delivered until after May 20. This announcement is the availability of the set to the general public on the same day. Reserve your copy here!

    Vote For Dollywood In 'USA Today' Awards
    Dollywood is up again for several honors in the annual USA Today 10Best Awards, the park announced this week. Last year, the park won the newspaper's reader-voted awards for Best Amusement Park Hotel for DreamMore Resort and Best Amusement Park Restaurant for Aunt Granny's. They are up this year for both of those honors again as well as Lightning Rod for Best Amusement Park Roller Coaster, "Dreamland Drive-In" for Best Amusement Park Entertainment, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins for Best Amusement Park Hotel in addition to DreamMore, and Dollywood's Splash Country for Best Outdoor Water Park. Vote here daily through April 25.


    March 28:
    'Run' Earns Second Week Atop 'NYT' Bestsellers List
    Dolly and James Patterson's novel Run, Rose, Run earned a second consecutive week at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list for hardcover fiction although it slips one to No. 2 on the combined hardcover and e-book fiction sales category.

    'Run' CD Still Top 15 Seller In U.K.
    Dolly's Run, Rose, Run continues to do well overseas, ranking in the top 15 sales for its third week of release but falling off the charts that take streaming into account. The album falls off the British top 100 albums, down from No. 42, and downloads chart, down from No. 40. It loses three to No. 15 overall sales, four to No. 14 physical CD sales, two to No. 3 Americana albums. It remains steady at No. 2 country albums and gains one to No. 10 Scottish albums. Elsewhere on the British charts, The Real Dolly Parton loses 27 to No. 56 on the U.K. top sales chart, 21 to No. 47 physical sales chart, and 34 to No. 60 Scottish albums chart. On the U.K. country compilations albums chart, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 gains five to No. 4, while 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) slips one to No. 17, and The Essential Dolly Parton falls out of the top 20, down from No. 19.

    Another Dolly Interview Released
    Television station WSAZ decided to turn its brief interview with Dolly at the season opening of her theme park into a full hour-long special that aired last week. Watch it here.

    'Still Working' Heading To Palm Springs Festival
    The filmmakers behind the documentary Still Working 9 To 5, which premiered this month at South by Southwest, announced last week their film has been added to the American Documentary and Animation Film Festival in Palm Springs April 9 at 7 p.m. The festival's Humanitarian Award is also being presented to Dolly, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda for their contributions to social issues and entertainment, although no word on any planned appearance by any of them.

    Dollywood Closes Drop Ride
    Dollywood has temporarily closed its Drop Line ride after a 14-year-old boy was killed falling from a taller but similar attraction manufactured by the same company at an Orlando theme park. Read more from WBIR here.


    March 23:
    Dolly Makes First SXSW Appearance, Sells NFTs
    During their interview with Connie Britton at South by Southwest in Austin Friday night (which had some pauses because they had difficulty hearing her questions), Dolly and James Patterson announced they had selected Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine Productions to make the film adaptation of their book Run, Rose, Run and that Dolly will star in it as Ruthanna, the role she read in the audio book version. This week, a formal press release was issued which included the news that Dolly and Patterson will co-produce the project with Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, while Ashley Strumwasser will executive produce.

    Dolly said in the release: "I'm proud, excited and honored to be working with my good friend Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine on the movie of Run, Rose, Run from the novel I co-wrote with James Patterson. James and I love Reese and look forward to working with her and her wonderful team."

    Witherspoon noted in the release: "Growing up in Nashville, I've loved Dolly since the moment I heard her magical voice and saw her luminous personality shine onstage. Beyond her magnetic presence as an artist and performer, she is one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of our time. Her impact knows no bounds – as a musician, actor, writer, businesswoman, activist and all around incredible human being – Dolly Parton is not only an icon to me, but a true inspiration to women and girls everywhere. My admiration for her grew to even greater heights when reading Run, Rose, Run, a gripping and heartbreaking book I couldn't put down. I couldn't feel more honored to be working alongside her and James to bring this remarkable story to the screen."

    Patterson said in the release: "It has been a joy working with Dolly Parton on this book. It's a great story that we are both proud of. And, in partnership with Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine, we will produce a great movie."

    Following their interview, Dolly took to the stage for a mini-concert featuring "Run, Rose, Run," "Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)," "Big Dreams and Faded Jeans," "Jolene," "Precious Memories," "Appalachian Memories," "Coat of Many Colors," "Here You Come Again," "9 To 5," and "I Will Always Love You." She also received the festival's Grulke Prize Career Artist of the Year.

    Coverage included The Austin Chronicle here.

    Dolly's first-ever NFT release as part of the appearance saw all 10,000 of the free Roses in Drop One claimed, which prompted a Drop Two of 5,000 additional free Roses, all of which were claimed as well. Of the 5,000 NFT digital albums available for $30 each, 500 sold, and of the 3,000 NFT digital posters available for $75 each, 250 sold. They both remain available for sale here. An additional NFT allowing 30 days' viewing of the livestream is supposed to be released but was not available as of press time Tuesday evening. The price for that NFT hasn't been revealed.

    'Run, Rose, Run' Week Two Chart Positions
    Dolly's Run, Rose, Run probably sold about 10,000 copies in its second week, chart performance released Tuesday indicated. The March 26 Billboard tallies show it losing two places to No. 4 sales and No. 4 current albums sales while it holds steady at No. 1 bluegrass albums. For the charts where streaming is added in, it was down more: losing two to No. 3 Americana/folk, 98 spots to No. 132 all-genre Billboard 200, seven spaces to No. 11 country albums, and a dozen digits to No. 18 independent label albums chart. She falls 28 places to No. 46 Artist 100 and re-enters the Social 50 at No. 44. Her Ultimate Dolly Parton slips one on the country albums chart to No. 44. Across the pond, Run, Rose, Run tumbles 19 to No. 42 pop, 28 to No. 40 downloads, five to No. 12 overall sales, four to No. 10 physical sales, seven to No. 11 Scottish albums, and one to No. 2 country albums. It remains steady at No. 1 Americana albums. Elsewhere on the British charts, The Real Dolly Parton gains one to No. 29 on the U.K. top sales chart, one to No. 26 physical sales chart, and nine to No. 26 Scottish albums chart. On the U.K. country compilations albums chart, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 inches down one to No. 9, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains two to 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 three to No. 16, and The Essential Dolly Parton dips two to No. 19.

    Rock Hall Of Fame Keeps Dolly On Ballot
    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday responded to Dolly's request to be removed from this year's nomination ballot for induction, telling her she has earned her spot and they will not remove her name from consideration. Historically, the Hall of Fame has inducted several artists in the past who chose not to accept the honor or appear at the induction ceremony, so there is no word whether she would come if she earns enough votes. Public voting for one ballot out of the 1,200 total continues daily, and she remains in fourth place here. The full Hall of Fame statement was as follows:

    All of us in the music community have seen Dolly Parton's thoughtful note expressing her feeling that she has not earned the right to be inducted into the Rocl & Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason Dolly is a beloved icon by millions of fans around the world.

    From its inception, Rock & Roll has had deep roots in Rhythm & Blues and Country music. It is not defined by any one genre, rather a sound that moves youth culture. Dolly Parton's music impacted a generation of young fans and influenced countless artists that followed. Her nomination to be considered for induction into to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame followed the same process as all other artists who have been considered.

    Dolly's nomination, along with the other 16 for the class of 2022 was sent out earlier this month to our 1,200 general ballot voters, the majority of whom are artists themselves, for consideration for induction at our ceremony.

    We are in awe of Dolly's brilliant talent and pioneering spirit and are proud to have nominated her for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Another Dolly Interview From Opening Weekend
    WALF this week posted an interview with Dolly from Dollywood's season opening here.

    'Grace and Frankie' Heading Back April 29
    Netflix announced this week that the final episodes of the final season of Grace and Frankie, which will feature a special appearance by Dolly on her 9 To 5 co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's series, will drop April 29.


    March 17:
    'Run, Rose, Run' Week's Second-Biggest-Selling Album
    As was predicted here on Friday night, Dolly's new album Run, Rose, Run was the week's second-biggest-selling album of the week but was lower on the charts that add in streaming audiences. Billboard announced Tuesday here that the companion to her novel sold 15,500 copies physically and electronically with another 1,500 equivalent album units added for individual track sales and streaming listeners during its first week. The album becomes her 47th country top 10, a record for a female artist and second only to Willie Nelson's 53 top 10s, her first Americana/folk albums chart topper, and her highest position on the overall album sales chart. On the March 19 tallies, the album debuts at No. 2 overall album sales, No. 2 current album sales, No. 1 bluegrass albums, and No. 1 Americana/folk albums on the sales-only-based charts, while it comes in at No. 6 independent label albums, No. 4 country albums, and No. 34 all-genre top 200 albums chart, the ones that include streaming numbers. She also reaches a new peak on the Artist 100 list at No. 18, and her Ultimate Dolly Parton re-enters the country albums chart at No. 43.

    'Run, Rose, Run' Week's Biggest-Selling Book
    Dolly's Run, Rose, Run with James Patterson debuts this week at No. 1 Fiction on the New York Times Bestseller List dated March 27, the publication revealed on Wednesday. The pair were interviewed Wednesday by Amazon here and said the movie contracts for the book adaptation have been signed and the studio will soon be announced.

    Dolly Declines Rock Hall Of Fame Nomination


    Dolly was all over the news this week earning praise from many in the rock field for her decision to step down from consideration for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Even though she recorded numerous rock songs and arrangements during the 1977-1987 pop phase of her career, she appeared to be declining the nomination due to her perception that she is not qualified as a "rock artist," even though the Hall uses the term "rock and roll" to refer to all popular music and not just the actual "rock" genre. She posted to social media: "Dolly here! Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don't feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out. I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again - if I'm ever worthy. This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock 'n' roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do! My husband is a total rock 'n' roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one. I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!" Variety noted here this leaves the Hall with a decision on whether to honor her if she's elected or not, as voting has already been underway for weeks. Other coverage encouraging her to change her mind included The Los Angeles Times here and Billboard's pop podcast here. Also, My Rock Mix Tapes compared Dolly's decision to others who declined Rock Hall of Fame honors such as the Sex Pistols and Axl Rose here. Dolly remains on the public ballot for one out of the more than 1,000 voters, and she's still in fourth place with almost 10 percent of the vote. You may vote daily here.

    SXSW: Two Dolly Flicks And A Dollyverse Friday
    This year's South by Southwest film festival in Austin is full o'Dolly. She takes to the stage for the first time ever there on Friday to promote her new book with James Patterson and its companion CD, launching her Dollyverse and NFTs here with the interview at 9:30 p.m. Eastern and her performance at 10:15 p.m. Eastern. (An earlier version of the story mislisted the times as a.m. instead of p.m. It has been corrected.) The documentary Still Working 9 To 5 debuted last weekend, complete with its new recording of "9 To 5" by Kelly Clarkson and Dolly over the closing credits, and the festival will premiere Rose Byrne and Krew Boylan's Dolly impersonator film Seriously Red. Check out an interview with Boylan from Deadline here and a review of the documentary from The Hollywood Reporter here and a story about it from Deadline here.

    New '9 To 5: The Musical' US Tour Coming
    Broadway World revealed this week that Dolly's 9 To 5: The Musical will be returning stateside for a national tour based on the West End version of the show. Dates from late 2022 through summer 2023 are expected to be announced soon. Read more here.

    More Coverage From Dollywood Opening Weekend
    Your Dollymania.net coverage from Dolly's appearance at Dollywood last weekend to open the park for the season continues tonight with nearly 10-minutes of raw footage from her appearances available here or in the media player below. And she appeared on Headline News while doing interviews from the park, and that footage is available here.


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