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This week in
Dolly history
Forty-three years ago Monday, Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt announce they will record an album together; although a handful of songs recorded for the project end up on albums by Emmylou and Linda, a full album is not recorded until eight years later, when Trio comes out in 1987. Seventy-six years ago Wednesday, Dolly Rebecca Parton is born in the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. Forty-five years ago Wednesday, Dolly spends her 31st birthday in Los Angeles making her first solo appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where she performs “Higher and Higher” and “Me and Little Andy” (she had been on once before with Porter). Forty-one years ago Wednesday, Dolly and her co-stars from 9 to 5 appear on the cover of People. Forty-three years ago Thursday, “I Really Got The Feeling” becomes her 10th No. 1 country hit, while its flip-side, “Baby I'm Burning” becomes a disco dance club hit and makes it to No. 25 on the pop charts. Fifty-five years ago Friday, Dolly debuts on the country singles charts for the first time with “Dumb Blonde,” which peaks at No. 24. Forty-four years ago Friday, Here You Come Again marks its fifth of nine weeks atop the country album charts (Dolly's second); it also reaches No. 20 pop and becomes her first platinum album for sales in excess of 1 million copies. Twenty-one years ago Sunday, Little Sparrow is released.

Upcoming television appearances
(All times Eastern unless noted)
  • Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m., Hallmark Channel, Reba (re-runs 6:30 a.m. Jan. 26)
  • Jan. 28, 1:10 p.m., FXM, 9 To 5 (re-runs 9:40 a.m. Jan. 29)


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

  • April 9-10, Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthropy, Oxford, Miss.


    Upcoming or recent releases

  • 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)

  • "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

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOLLY!
    Dolly Rebecca Parton tuns 76 on Wednesday, and this weekend the BBC is celebrating with a night of programming on its BBC2 channel. Things kick off Saturday at 8:30 p.m. British time with Dolly Parton at the BBC, an hour-long collection of her appearances on the network over the decades. It is followed at 9:30 by the BBC documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am, 11 p.m. with the U.S. special Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Opry, and 12:15 a.m. with her triumphant Glastonbury Festival concert.



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    Past news

    Jan. 15:
    More 'Run, Rose, Run' Album Details Come Out


    The first single from Dolly's companion album to her novel with James Patterson, Run, Rose, Run, was released Friday along with additional information about the album. The album will be available on CD here, MP3 here and vinyl here on March 4, three days prior to the book's release. The single, "Big Dreams and Faded Jeans," is available for download from Amazon here or streamable on YouTube here or in the media player above. Similar to the release of her Christmas album, plans are for multiple colored vinyl versions from various retailers (her official website's store is taking pre-orders for red marble vinyl, Amazon's doesn't state what color will be available, Target is taking orders for an exclusive green vinyl, and reports are Wal-Mart will offer exclusive peach vinyl and Barnes & Noble exclusive blue vinyl. In addition, a bonus track, "Rose of My Heart," will be available in an exclusive download version sold by Jeni's Ice Cream, which is also re-issuing her sold out Dolly Parton's Strawberry Pretzel Pie flavor for pre-orders at the same time (the download will be available March 4 and the ice cream in April). Target is also offering an exclusive CD version with "a signature bookmark." Although the bookmark photo shown on the store's website just bears the "Dolly" signature logo, a links page from Dolly's official website lists it as a "signed bookmark," so it's unclear whether it just has the signature logo, an autosigned autograph like her signed Wal-Mart release a few years back did, or a hand-signed autograph. It was also revealed that the album was produced by Dolly with her band members Richard Dennison, and Tom Rutledge and will be released by her own Butterfly Records in partnership with Ingrooves/UMG (Universal Music Group). Cover art is at left (click on it for a larger version). The track listing is:
  • "Run"
  • "Big Dreams and Faded Jeans"
  • "Demons" (with Ben Haggard)
  • "Driven"
  • "Snakes in the Grass"
  • "Blue Bonnet Breeze"
  • "Woman Up and Take It Like a Man"
  • "Firecracker"
  • "Secrets"
  • "Lost and Found" (with Joe Nichols)
  • "Dark Night, Bright Future"
  • "Love or Lust" (with Richard Dennison)
  • "Rose of My Heart" (bonus track; Jeni's exclusive)

    Feinstein Reveals Dolly Duet Track On Gershwin CD
    Michael Feinstein this week revealed the track listing for his Gershwin collaboration album with country artists he has been teasing for years, and so Dolly's track is now known: "Love Is Here To Stay." The album, available for preorder here, was executive produced by Liza Minelli and comes out March 11.

    'I Will Always Love You' Goes Diamond
    The RIAA on Wednesday certified Whitney Houston's cover of Dolly's "I Will Always Love You" as Diamond Status Single representing 10 million equivalent units in the U.S. since release. The 1992 single sold 4 million physical copies when first released and was certified 5, 6, 7, and 8 million units in 2019 representing digital sales and streams since 1993, especially following her 2012 death. The album which contains it, The Bodyguard soundtrack, has sold 18 million copies in the U.S. (earning its 18th platinum honor in 2017 following its 17th platinum certification back in 1999). Only 73 singles in the history of the RIAA have reached diamond status.

    Dolly Tribute Act On 'Fallon' Next Week
    Karen Hester, who recently won E!'s tribute band competition by imitating Dolly, will perform as her in tribute to Dolly on her birthday next Wednesday on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the network has announced.

    U.K. Chart Updates
    On the U.K. country compilations albums chart, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe moves up one this week 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) holds steady at No. 20, and 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. 18. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls back out of the top 100 all-genre streaming albums chart, down from No. 95.


    Jan. 12:
    New Opry Profile Released


    The Grand Ole Opry has been releasing backstage interviews and profiles as "Circle Shorts" and last week posted one about Dolly and her 50th Opry anniversary a couple of years ago. Watch here or in the media player above.

    Notaro Comedy CD With Dolly Routine Coming
    Comedian Tig Notaro has announced that her recent animated stand up special Drawn, which closes with a routine centered around Dolly and her song "Two Doors Down," will be available Feb. 4 here.

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    Now that the holidays are behind us, A Holly Dolly Christmas is off the charts, the Jan. 15 Billboard tallies released Tuesday showed. The set falls back out of the top country albums list, down from No. 46, ending this year's seven-week run on that chart, and out of the top 100 overall album sales chart, down from No., 89 in its fifth week this year. Holiday albums were not updated, so it ended the year there at No. 49 last week. Overseas, last year's "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas" with Michael Buble falls back out of the top 100 singles, down from one week this year at No. 92. On the U.K. country compilations albums list, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains holds steady at 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) remains at No. 20, and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls back out of the top 20, down from No. 16, but re-enters the top 100 all-genre streaming albums chart at No. 95.


    Jan. 7:
    Dolly Receives Five New U.S. Gold, Platinum Awards
    Dolly this week was presented with 47 plaques recognizing five new U.S. gold and platinum awards issued this year, previously-reported older American and British certifications, and 31 honors from recent years in other countries. She was also recognized for passing 3 billion worldwide streams. (Click on photo for larger view.)

    The five new U.S. honors dated by the RIAA on Thursday include Dolly's first gold album (for sales in excess of 500,000 copies) in 22 years for the 2003 compilation Ultimate Dolly Parton, a platinum digital award (for 1 million downloads or 150 million streaming audio/video plays) for "Here You Come Again" and double platinum digital awards (for 2 million downloads or 300 million streaming audio/video plays) for "Islands In The Stream" (most recently certified digital gold in 2017), "Jolene" (most recently certified digital gold in 2017), and "9 To 5" (most recently certified digital platinum in 2017).

    The other U.S. awards listed were a 2020 digital platinum honor to For King & Country for "God Only Knows" (although the RIAA did not list Dolly on the official award listing in their database because the vast majority of sales and streams were for the version of the single originally released without Dolly's vocals) and previously-reported digital platinum single award for "I Will Always Love You" from last year and the digital platinum single award from 2015 for "When I Get Where I'm Going" with Brad Paisley (which originally had Dolly's name missing due to a clerical error which was corrected when Dollymania.net asked the RIAA about it at the time the award was originally announced).

    In a press release, Dolly said: "I've often said that my songs are like my children, and I expect them to support me later in my life. Well, it looks like they are doing just that! I am so humbled to have been surprised with this incredible collection of certifications from around the world. I owe a big thank you to my fans, old and new, who continue to be there for me year after year. This is a wonderful way to kick off 2022!"

    Eight British certifications previously reported here from 2017 through 2021 were also listed (although two of them were incorrect, as the single "Jolene" was listed just for its 2017 gold certification when it was upgraded to U.K. platinum in 2019, and The Real Dolly Parton was listed for a 2018 silver award when it was upgraded to U.K. gold in 2019). Not previously reported here were three new Canadian certifications, 13 from Australia, six from Denmark, two from Norway, two from Finland, and four from Sweden covering the past few years.

    The list as published (with notes in italics from Dollymania.net) was:
    3 Billion Worldwide Streams - 2021
    Ultimate Dolly Parton - album - 2021 - GOLD (US) The award is actually dated 2022.
    God Only Knows (with for King & Country) single - 2020 - PLATINUM (US) The press release didn't note Dolly is not a named artist on the award.
    Jolene - single - 2021 - 2X PLATINUM (US) The award is actually dated 2022.
    Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) - single - 2021 - 2X PLATINUM (US) The award is actually dated 2022.
    Here You Come Again - single - 2021 - PLATINUM (US) The award is actually dated 2022.
    9 to 5 - single - 2021 - 2X PLATINUM (US) The award is actually dated 2022.
    I Will Always Love You - single - 2021 - PLATINUM (US)
    When I Get Where I'm Going (with Brad Paisley) - single - 2015 - PLATINUM (US)
    Jolene - single - 2017 - GOLD (UK) Press release omitted certified platinum in 2019.
    9 to 5 - single - 2021 - 2X PLATINUM (UK)
    The Real Dolly Parton - album - 2018 - SILVER (UK) Press release omitted certified Gold in 2019.
    Pure & Simple - album - 2018 - SILVER (UK)
    Greatest Hits - album - 2021 - SILVER (UK)
    I Will Always Love You - single - 2020 - SILVER (UK)
    The Very Best Of - album - 2020 - 2X PLATINUM (UK)
    Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) - single - 2019 - PLATINUM (UK)
    When I Get Where I'm Going (with Brad Paisley) - single - 2021 - PLATINUM (Canada)
    9 to 5 - single - 2021 - 3X PLATINUM (Canada)
    Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) - single - 2021 - 3X PLATINUM (Canada)
    When I Get Where I'm Going (with Brad Paisley) - single - 2019 - GOLD (Australia)
    Ultimate Dolly Parton - album - 2021 - PLATINUM (Australia)
    Legendary Dolly Parton - album - 2021 - PLATINUM (Australia)
    The Ultimate Collection - album - 2021 - GOLD (Australia)
    The Best of Dolly Parton - album - 2021 - GOLD (Australia)
    Greatest Hits - album - 2021 - GOLD (Australia)
    The Very Best of Dolly Parton - album - 2021 - GOLD (Australia) This one is confusing since an album of the same title went platinum in Australia in 2014.
    18 Greatest Hits - album - 2021 - GOLD (Australia) This one is confusing since an album of the same title went gold in Australia in 1980.
    Jolene - single - 2021 - 3X PLATINUM (Australia)
    9 to 5 - single - 2021 - 3X PLATINUM (Australia)
    Here You Come Again - single - 2021 - GOLD (Australia)
    I Will Always Love You - single - 2021 - GOLD (Australia)
    Coat Of Many Colors - single - 2021 - GOLD (Australia)
    Queen Of Country - album - 2016 - GOLD (Denmark)
    Greatest Hits - album - 2016 - PLATINUM (Denmark)
    The Very Best Of - album - 2016 - PLATINUM (Denmark)
    9 to 5 - single - 2019 - GOLD (Denmark)
    Jolene - single - 2021 - PLATINUM (Denmark)
    Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) - single - 2021 - GOLD (Denmark)
    Jolene - single - 2021 - PLATINUM (Norway)
    9 to 5 - single - 2021 - PLATINUM (Norway)
    Jolene - single - 2021 - GOLD (Finland)
    I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston; Dolly Parton, writer) - single - 2021 - GOLD (Finland)
    Jolene - single - 2021 - 3X PLATINUM (Sweden)
    9 to 5 - single - 2021 - 3X PLATINUM (Sweden)
    I Will Always Love You - single - 2021 - GOLD (Sweden)
    Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) - single - 2021 - PLATINUM (Sweden)

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    With Christmas in the past, A Holly Dolly Christmas falls off this week's Top 200 albums chart, down from No. 134 in its fourth week this season on the tally, the Jan. 8 Billboard tallies released Wednesday showed. The album also tumbles 51 places to No. 89 overall album sales in its fifth week on that list, 30 spots to No. 46 country in its seventh week on that chart, and a dozen digits to No. 49 top holiday albums. Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers falls back off the top 50 holiday albums, down from a one-week return at No. 43. Overseas, last year's "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas" with Michael Buble re-enters the top 100 singles at No. 92, earning a first week for this year and fifth week overall, having hit No. 66 last holiday season. On the U.K. country compilations albums list, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains two 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) dips one to No. 20, and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 holds steady at No. 16.

    Dolly Birthday Celebrations Coming
    Dolly tuns 76 on Jan. 19, and the pandemic won't stop celebrations for fans in several cities. The Graduate Hotel in Nashville has announced an entire week of observances to benefit her Imagination Library. Learn more from Main Street Nashville here. And in Indianapolis, Forty-Five Degrees hosts its 10th annual Dolly Birthday Bash to benefit a local AIDS patient foods pantry the afternoon of Jan. 15. Check out their event page on Facebook here.

    Dolly Remembers Betty White
    Dolly was among the celebrities expressing sadness at the passing of the legendary Betty White last week when the entertainer passed a few days prior to her 100th birthday. On social media she explained: "While watching the news last night I learned of Betty White's passing. Betty will live forever not only in this world but the world here after. I will always love her as we all will!"


    Dec. 30:
    Two New Interviews Touch On 'Run, Rose, Run'
    Dolly has started making some rounds to promote her March 7 release of Run, Rose, Run (link to hardcover book at left, or audiobook where Dolly reads one of the main characters here) book and its companion album of the same name. She appeared last week on Good Morning Britain, a clip from which is available here, and had a new interview released Wednesday from MIC here, where she announced the album will premiere on her Songteller Radio channel on Sonos.

    Covid Closes 'Smoky Mt. Christmas Carol'
    The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has Broadway and other theatre across the world shutting down again as cases invade casts, and this year's Vancouver run of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol was no exception, the CBC reported here this week. Due to two cast members testing positive over Christmas, the show closed early and will not perform its final week this week.

    'Holly,' 'Gambler' Repeats Garner 3 Million Viewers Each
    Dolly was one of the most-watched people on television in America Christmas Eve, ratings showed. Her repeats on CBS, A Holly Dolly Christmas at 8 p.m. and Kenny Rogers; All In For The Gambler, which she narrated and was also a performer for the final half of the program, were the night's second and third-most-watched shows. The rerun of Rogers' farewell concert saw an audience of 3.33 million, short just 70,000 viewers from the night's No. 1 program, NBC's annual airing of It's A Wonderful Life. Dolly's holiday special from last year was third with 2.95 million viewers. In related news, streaming service Netflix listed last year's Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square as last week's 10th most popular holiday movie on the network.

    Dolly Tribute Act Wins E! Cover Bands Contest
    E! recently hosted a Clash of the Cover Bands series and last week named its winner: Karen Hester as Dolly. She won $60,000 and a performance slot on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the network reported here.

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    A Holly Dolly Christmas this week rises 36 places to No. 134 on the Jan. 1 Billboard top 200 overall albums chart released Tuesday, slipping four spots to No. 38 on the overall album sales chart, its fourth week on each this season. The holiday collection gains one to No. 16 country in its sixth week this season and dips one to No. 37 top holiday albums, while Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers re-enters the top 50 holiday alums at No. 43. Overseas, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe falls two to No. 13 on the U.K. country compilations albums chart released Friday 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) loses three to No. 19, while Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the top 20 at No. 16.


    Dec. 23:
    In Memoriam: Dollywood's Johnnie Crawford
    Beloved longtime Dollywood employee Johnnie Crawford died Saturday. She was 94. Services were held Wednesday. Crawford was a fixture at the park, having been hired at the original switch from Silver Dollar City in 1986 and reportedly not missing a day of work in 35 years. She was known to fans as Miss Johnnie and she sat at the entrance or exit of Dolly's Chasing Rainbows Museum daily to greet guests. Her passing was newsworthy enough for two Knoxville stations to highlight it: WBIR here and WVLT with two stories here and here.

    'Holly Dolly' Still On The Charts
    A Holly Dolly Christmas this week loses four spots to No. 170 on the Dec. 25 Billboard top 200 overall albums chart released Tuesday, also dropping nine places to No. 34 on the overall album sales chart, its third week on each this season. The holiday collection rises two to No. 17 country in its fifth week this season and loses five to No. 36 top holiday albums.

    'Mr. Nashville Talks' Interviews Dolly
    Larry Ferguson, host of Mr. Nashville Talks, has announced that the fourth season of his webseries will premiere in late February with an in-person sit-down with none other than Dolly herself. Learn more here.

    'Coat' Brings 1.8 Million Viewers
    Although it was fourth in its time slot behind the NFL on FOX, a new Grey's Anatomy on ABC, and a re-run of Ghosts on CBS, last week's seventh annual holiday airing of NBC's Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors saw a respectable 1.84 million viewers, overnight ratings showed.


    Dec. 18:
    Dolly To Appear In 'Rose' Audio Book


    Hachette Audio on Friday revealed Dolly will appear as a character in the audio book version of her upcoming thriller with James Patterson, Run, Rose, Run. Soneela Nankani narrates, as Dolly plays country music icon Ruthanna Ryder in the audio version along with Kelsea Ballerini as singer AnnieLee Keyes, The Hollywood Reporter revealed here. Other cast members include James Fouhey as Ethan Blake and other characters performed by Kevin T. Collins, Peter Ganim, Luis Moreno, Ronald Peet, Robert Petkoff, Ella Turenne, and Emily Woo Zeller. A preview of the audio book was also released to YouTube here or in the media player above. The book, audio book, and a companion CD of 12 original songs by Dolly are to be released March 7. (Look for a review soon here thanks to an advance copy your webmaster received from the publisher this week.)

    CMA Foundation, Women Film Critics, Guinness Honor Dolly
    The awards keep flowing in for Dolly with several honors being announced this week from Guinness, the Women Film Critics Circle, and CMA. Guinness World Records revealed here they have awarded two new titles to Dolly: most decades on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart for a female with seven and most No. 1 hits on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart by a female with 25. Her seventh decade chart singles were "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas" last year with Michael Buble and "Does He Love You" with Reba this year. Her 25th No. 1 single, on the other hand, was back in 2005 with "When I Get Where I'm Going." Guinness also updated her previous record for most chart singles on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart by a female with the two latest tracks increasing it to 109 total. (They did not update her record from 2018 for the most decades with a top 20 song on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart from six to seven even though "Islands In The Stream" re-entered the chart at No. 20 following Kenny Rogers' death in 2020.) Also this week, The Women Film Critics Circle named her the winner of its 2021 Acting and Activism Award, Reality TV World reported here, and the Country Music Association revealed she is one of three honorees for the CMA Foundation's Humanitarian Award in appreciation of their contributions to the Covid relief efforts along with Music Health Alliance's Tatum Allsep and Shelia Shipley Buddy, MusicRow reported here.

    Dolly Trends As Alternative To 'Time' Person Of Year
    Dolly was trending on Twitter earlier this week for an honor she DIDN'T receive. Her popularity was in protest to Time magazine's selection of Elon Musk as its Person of the Year. The reaction of many readers was that Dolly was more deserving of the honor due to her support of the Covid vaccine, Tennessee flood relief, and early childhood literacy. Multiple news outlets covered the protest movement including Newsweek here.

    Solitaire App Adds Dolly Character
    Dolly has lent her image to a virtual solitaire app, its developers announced this week. She makes a guest appearance in Belka Games' Solitaire Cruise, welcoming passengers aboard and leading a tutorial on how to play the game. She encourages players to join new events and eventually discover Dolly is on the cruise to travel to a country music festival

    British Library Gets New Funder
    Empower London Foundation this week announced it has selected Dolly's Imagination Library UK program as one of four beneficiaries to receive proceeds raised by the upcoming London Festival, Yahoo reported here. In related news stateside, Ohio's First Lady Fran DeWine announced that the statewide Imagination Library there recently passed Dolly's home state of Tennessee for having the most children enrolled in the program, with 301,000 Ohioans participating now compared to about 280,000 Tennessee kids. Read more from WCPO here.

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    A Holly Dolly Christmas this week gains 18 places to No. 166 on the Dec. 18 Billboard top 200 overall albums chart released Tuesday, also advancing 15 spots to No. 25 on the overall album sales chart, its second week on each this season. The holiday collection holds steady at No. 19 country in its fourth week this season, inching down one to No. 31 top holiday albums. Overseas, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe dips two to No. 11 on the U.K. country compilations albums chart released Friday and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) slips one to No. 16.


    Dec. 13:
    Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Visitors Like Dolly
    The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland apparently has a feature where visitors may vote on which performers they would most like to see inducted in the next class of the Hall of Fame. Future Rock Legends last week shared the current top 10, and it includes Dolly at No. 6. With more than 25,000 votes, the top 10 reported by WMMR here were:
    10. Boston
    9. Styx
    8. Cher
    7. Weezer
    6. Dolly
    5. Dave Matthews Band
    4. blink-182
    3. Pat Benetar
    2. Iron Maiden
    1. Motley Crue

    Dolly NBC Movies Added To Peacock
    NBC's Peacock streaming network has added both Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love and Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors for subscribers this holiday season.

    Dollywood Requires Reservations For Next Three Weeks
    Dollywood announced last week that due to anticipated crowd size, the park will require reservations for admission prior to 6 p.m. daily through the January 2 end of A Smoky Mountain Christmas and closure of the operating season. Guests without reservations will be allowed entrance starting at 6 p.m. each day if the park is not at capacity.

    U.K. Chart Updates
    Overseas, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls off the top 20 U.K. country compilation albums chart, down from No. 18, it was revealed Friday, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains one to No. 11 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 the top 20 at No. 15.


    Dec. 8:
    'Coat Of Many Colors' Recalled In 'RS' Podcast


    Rolling Stone on Tuesday released a new interview with Dolly, Carly Pearce and Brandy Clark as part of its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time podcast. The episode focuses on her 1971 classic Coat Of Many Colors, which ranked No. 257 on last year's list. Take a listen here or in the media player above.

    'Holly Dolly' Breaks Top 20 Country, Top 200 Pop
    Holiday Dolly is back on the top 200 pop albums charts this week with the re-entry of last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas. The set re-enters the top 200 at No. 184 and the top 100 overall album sales list at No. 40 on the Dec. 11 Billboard tallies while it also re-enters the country albums top 20, gaining 22 places to No. 19 in its third week on the country chart this year, and inches down four to No. 30 top holiday albums.

    New '9 To 5' Cover Released
    Indie band The Neverly Boys this week released a deluxe edition of their debut album, adding a cover of Dolly's "9 To 5." Learn more here and take a listen here.


    Dec. 6:
    Dolly Named Among 'People' Of The Year


    In appreciation for her contribution to the research that developed the Covid vaccine for Moderna, her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program passing 170 million free books distributed to children worldwide, and Dollywood's support of Tennessee following devastating flash flooding this year, People magazine last week named Dolly among its 2021 People of the Year. The other honorees are actress Sandra Oh for addressing anti-Asian hate during the pandemic, athlete Simone Biles for standing up for mental health during the Olympics, and the teachers of America for educating America's future and providing safe spaces for children while simultaneously being attacked by white nationalists who oppose the teaching of accurate American history by misidentifying it as "critical race theory." Each of the four honorees has their own cover photo which started making their ways to newsstands and retailers on Friday. See Dolly's at left and click on it for a larger view. Check out the online version of Dolly's story here and watch the full 12-minute interview video here (an abbreviated three-minute version is available on Facebook here or in the media player above).

    'Coat' Returns To NBC Next Week
    NBC has announced that Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors will return for holiday broadcast this year, with a Dec. 16 prime time airing on the network at 9 p.m. Eastern. The movie's Emmy-nominated sequel, Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love, airs at 2 p.m. Saturday on the network's cable channel Bravo. In addition to these special airings, and the previously-announced return of A Holly Dolly Christmas and Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler on CBS Christmas Eve, Lifetime will re-air 2013's A Country Christmas Story at noon Dec. 14.

    U.K. Chart Updates
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe holds steady at No. 11 on the U.K. country compilations albums chart released Friday, while 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) moves up one to No. 13.

    'Jolene' Remix Music Video Released
    The full-length music video for the "Jolene" Destructo Remix was released last week. Watch it here on YouTube or in the media player below.


    Dec. 1:
    'Holly Dolly Christmas' Gets Grammy Nomination
    Dolly took home her 51st career Grammy nomination last week, garnering a nod for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas. She faces against Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for Love For Sale, Norah Jones for Til We Meet Again, Ledisi for Ledisi Sings Nina, Tori Kelly for A Tori Kelly Christmas and Willie Nelson for That's Life. This marks the third time she has been nominated in the pop genre, following Best Pop Performance by a Female for the single "Here You Come Again" in 1977 and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for "Islands In The Stream" with Kenny Rogers in 1983. Although she has not been nominated in this specific category before, she did appear on an album that won it in the past, as Rod Stewart's Stardust: The Great American Songbook Vol. 3 took home the Grammy in this category in 2004 and featured their duet "Baby It's Cold Outside." Winners will be announced Jan. 31 but all critics expect Bennett and Gaga to walk away with the trophy easily since the collaboration is believed to be the 95-year-old legend's final studio album as he has been forced to retire due to Alzheimer's disease, and he has won the category an astonishing 14 times out of the 30 times it has been awarded since creation (fellow nominee Willie Nelson has won it twice). With 51 nominations, she remains second only to Beyonce with 79 as the Grammy's most nominated woman. She has the Lifetime Achievement Grammy plus 10 regular Grammy wins, including one for each of the past two years in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance category.

    'Holly Dolly Christmas' Returns To Charts
    A Holly Dolly Christmas is back on the Billboard charts, the Dec. 4 tallies released Tuesday showed. The album gets a second week this season on the top 100 album sales list dropping two to No. 49 and up five spots on the country albums chart to No. 41, while it slips nine places on top holiday albums to No. 26. In related news, the publication last week released its list of the 50 greatest Christmas albums of all time based on chart performance and Kenny Rogers and Dolly's Once Upon A Christmas sits at No. 45. Across the pond, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe rises four to No. 11 on the country compilations albums chart, while 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 the top 20 at No. 14.

    Dolly Raised $167,000 For Breast Cancer
    Organizers for October's inaugural Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye event in Nashville, which concluded with an hour-long acoustic Dolly concert accompanied just by her guitarist Kent Wells, announced Tuesday that the event raised $167,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation after expenses. The event will repeat in October next year but no word on whether Dolly will return.

    'Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol' Premieres In Canada
    Dolly's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, which this holiday season is playing in Vancouver, Canada, after two previous annual engagements in the United States, has opened there and runs through Jan. 2. Check out a review from The Vancouver Sun here.

    Wal-Mart Adds To Perfume Line
    Wal-Mart recently debuted a new set of scents under Dolly's perfume line with four new body mists under the name the Front Porch Collection: Tennessee Sunset, Dancing Fireflies, Early Morning Breeze, and Smoky Mountain Rain. The collection is available from the retailer here for $15.

    Ruby Tuesday Supports Imagination Library
    Ruby Tuesday announced this week it is selling a children's activity book called The Best Holiday Memories Album as a keepsake filled with interactive questions and activities for children and adults to celebrate the season, cherish old memories, and make new memories. Each $1 paid for the album will be donated to Dolly's Imagination Library early childhood literacy charity.


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