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This week in
Dolly history
Fifty years ago Monday, Porter & Dolly announce the breakup of their duo. Forty-three years ago Monday, 9 to 5" is certified as Dolly's second gold single for sales in excess of 1 million copies. Thirty-one years ago Monday, Whitney Houston's cover of Dolly's "I Will Always Love You" tops the Billboard pop charts for the 14th week -- breaking the record for longest-running No.1 single in history at that time. Thirty years ago Monday, The Day I Fall In Love with James Ingram debuts on the adult contemporary singles chart; it peaks at No. 36. Thirty-six years ago Tuesday, Porter & Dolly perform together on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry for her ABC television series, the first time the two sing together publicly since 1974. Forty-three years ago Wednesday, 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs marks its second of 10 weeks at No. 1 on the country album charts (Dolly's fourth time at the top and longest stay there); it also reaches No. 11 pop and gold status for more than 500,000 copies sold (Dolly's fifth). The same day, 9 to 5" reaches No. 1 on the pop charts. Thirty-seven years ago Wednesday, To Know Him Is To Love Him with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris debuts on the country singles charts; three months later it would become Trio's sole No. 1, Dolly's 21st of her record 25 times atop the country singles charts, Emmylou's fifth and most recent No. 1, and Linda's second and most recent country No. 1. Twenty-three years ago Wednesday, Dolly wins her sixth Grammy Award, this time for Best Bluegrass Album for The Grass is Blue. Forty-nine years ago Thursday, The Bargain Store debuts on the adult contemporary singles chart; the No. 1 country single would peak at No. 35 AC. Thirty-nine years ago Friday, Don't Call It Love debuts on the adult contemporary chart; the song would peak at No. 12 adult contemporary and No. 3 country. Twenty-four years ago Friday, Dolly picks up her fifth Grammy Award, Best Country Vocal Collaboration, for After The Goldrush, the second she shares with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris as The Trio. Forty-two years ago Saturday, Dolly wins two Grammy Awards for 9 to 5 -- Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song; the hit was also up for overall Song Of The Year and Best Album From A Motion Picture.

Upcoming television appearances
(All times Eastern unless noted)
  • Feb. 22, 6 p.m., FM, Dolly Parton: Queen Of Country (re-runs 4 p.m. Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 6 p.m. March 1, 1:30 p.m. March 3)
  • Feb. 22, 10 p.m., FM, The Dolly Parton Story: Rags To Rhinestones (re-runs 12:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 5 p.m. Feb, 29)
  • Feb. 23, 4 p.m., RFD-TV, The Porter Wagoner Show: Stonewall Jackson (re-runs 5:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 10 a.m. Feb. 25)
  • Feb. 26, 8 p.m., POP, Steel Magnolias
  • March 1, 4 p.m., RFD-TV, The Porter Wagoner Show: Boots Randolph (re-runs 5:30 a.m. March 2, 10 a.m. March 3)
  • March 2, 2:04 a.m., Bravo, Seriously Red
  • March 4, 8:30 a.m., Hallmark, Reba
    Upcoming or recent releases

  • "Midnight Blue" duet with Melissa Manchester, Feb. 23

  • "Puppy Love" (Billy's version), Feb. 21

  • "Powerful Women" duet with Pitfull, Feb. 16

  • Anthems: Honoring The Music Of Lynyrd Skynyrd Atrimus Pyle Band with Dolly performance, Feb. 1

  • Rockstar: Deluxe Jan. 19

  • "Hard Candy Christmas" duet with Rachel Edge, Nov. 24

  • Rockstar, Dolly CD, Nov. 17

  • Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas, DVD Oct. 31

  • A Tribute To The Judds, Oct. 27

  • Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones, Oct. 17 (audiobook here)

  • Not That Fancy, Reba album with Dolly duet, Oct. 6

  • "Step By Step" with Natalie Grant, Aug. 4

  • "Forever Young" with Daniel Grindstaff and Paul Brewster, July 25

  • Life Is Like A Song Kenny Rogers CD with "Tell Me That You Love Me" duet, June 2

  • "21 Forever" single with Chris Jansen and Slash, May 5

  • Bebe, Bebe Rexha album with Dolly collaboration, April 28

  • Billy The Kid, new children's book, April 25

  • Run, Rose, Run paperback, April 11

  • A Way To Make A Living: The Dolly Parton Songbook, March 31

  • "Peace Like A River," Dionne Warwick duet, Feb. 24

  • "Jolene" with Olivia Newton-John, Feb. 17

  • "The Last Thing On My Mind," Feb. 16

  • Gonna Be You single with Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Debbie Harry, Jan. 20

  • Don't Make Me Have To Come Down There, single, Jan. 19

  • "Bets On Us" duet with Cheat Codes, Jan. 6

  • Dolly Parton's Heartstrings Nov. 29 DVD release

  • Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection, Nov. 18 on CD and double vinyl.

  • "Almost Too Early For Christmas", Nov. 4, duet with Jimmy Fallon

  • Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square Nov. 1 DVD release

  • Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times, Becky Isaacs Bowman CD with Dolly duet, Oct, 28

  • A Holly, Dolly Christmas Ultimate Deluxe Edition Oct. 14 on CD and vinyl

  • Home For Christmas vinyl reissue, Oct. 7

  • Jubilation. Oct. 7 CD with Dolly duet

  • "9 To 5" with Kelly Clarkson, Sept. 9 single

  • "A Smoky Mountain Christmas", Aug. 29 single

  • "Someday It'll All Make Sense" (bluegrass remix), with Bill Anderson, Aug. 19

  • Dolly: Live From London 2022 digital reissue of 2008 concert

  • Dolly and Friends: The Making of a Soundtrack 2022 digital reissue of documentary

  • Positive Vibrations: Country Goes Reggae, Dolly re-recording of "Two Doors Down" with reggae musicians, July 22

  • 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

    Dog Gala Airs On CBS, 'Puppy Love' Released


    Dolly Parton's Pet Gala aired on CBS Wednesday night, and Dolly celebrated by releasing a new recording of her first single, Puppy Love, in honor of her goddog, Billy the Kid. Stream it on YouTube here or in the media player above, and download the single here. The show is available for streaming on Paramount+. Three of the costumes dogs wore in tribute to Dolly on the program have been added to ebay in a charity auction to benefit the Nashville Humane Society after Dolly autographed them. The Glastonbury outfit is here, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame outfit here, and angel costume here. Opening bids on each is $500. Thanks, Sheldon!

    'Rockstar' Sells Less Than 2,000 Copies
    Dolly's Rockstar sold about 1,900 copies to reach about 257,000 sold in its first 13 weeks of release. The Feb. 24 Billboard charts announced Wednesday see the album fall off the 50-position album sales chart, down from No. 42, and drops 13 to No. 38 current album sales in its 13th week there.

    'USA Today' Interview Released
    Dolly has a new interview in USA Today. Check out a video version here and text version here.



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    Feb. 19:
    Pitbull Duet Drops, Manchester Collab Coming


    Dolly on Friday dropped a surprise collaboration with Latin rapper Pitbull, whose catchphrase happens to be the Spanish exclamation "dale" (pronounced very similarly to "Dolly"). "Powerful Women" mashes up his rapping with a new recording of Dolly's "9 To 5," although she also "raps" a verse herself. The track was part of Pitbull's special EP Daytona 500 Edition Trackhouse, which features additional duets with Tim McGraw, Nile Rogers of Chic, and Vikina. Stream on YouTube here or in the media player above, and download it from Amazon here or from your retailer of choice. It's not the only Dolly duet out soon, as Melissa Manchester announced on Friday that next Friday will see the release of her new album, Re:View, featuring some new versions of her classics including a recording of her 1975 single "Midnight Blue" as a duet with Dolly. The track was co-written by Manchester with legendary composer/lyricist Carole Bayer Sager, who wrote Dolly's hits "Heartbreaker," "You're The Only One," and "The Day I Fall In Love." Pre-order the song here or Manchester's full album here. Check out her Facebook announcement of the collaboration here or in the media player below. Finally, industry insiders claim rumors that Dolly and goddaughter Miley Cyrus may appear on the new country album from R&B icon Beyonce. Check out that story here.

    Almost Time For 'Dolly Parton's Pet Gala' On CBS


    Don't forget to tune in for the first-ever Dolly Parton's Pet Gala Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on CBS. The network last week released a preview video, viewable on YouTube here or in the media player above, and a slew of still photos available on Broadway World here. The show features many celebrities and their dogs, co-hosts Dolly and Jane Lynch, and performances of "9 To 5" by Dolly and Carly Pearce, "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly and Lainey Wilson, and "Jolene" by Dolly and Carly Pearce in addition to Chris Janson singing "Hound Dog" to an actual dog and songs by Joy Oladokun, Grace Bowers and KC of KC and the Sunshine Band. Check out pink carpet coverage from Womans World here and several sneak peaks from CBS here, here, here, and here.

    Dollywood Readies For 2024 Season


    Dollywood on Thursday hosted a construction update preview for the media (your webmaster was invited but unfortunately had work-related conflicts) that included a preview of the still-under-construction Dolly Parton Experience that is expected to open in late May, announcement that the traditional turnstiles will be removed this season and a new QR-code-based ticketing system used, and that Lightning Rod will re-open in mid-March with a high-speed lift chain instead of its previous launch system that kept malfunctioning since opening.

    The Dolly Parton Experience will revitalize the entire area around her former Chasing Rainbows Museum. The centerpiece exhibit, Songteller, replaces that facility and will include an immersive 200-foot-tall, 360-degree projection mapping space similar to the touring Van Gogh Exhibition from last year around the U.S. The Behind the Seams building will house her costumes and show her style process, rotating out several outfits throughout the year, and showing them in museum-quality environmentally-controlled cases for the first time. DreamSong Theater will receive a $1 million renovation and be redubbed the Sight & Sound Theater with her new kinfolk "From The Heart" show as well as a new stage production of her life story.

    Back Porch Theater will get a new "Sing-a-long with Dolly" show of her biggest hits, while Showstreet Palace Theater will feature "Trio, Again," a tribute to the music Dolly has recorded with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. In addition to the re-opening of her old tour bus for viewing, the area will also feature "Dolly-ized" restrooms and interactive technology such as a smartphone-based digital scavenger hunt. Also, DreamMore Resort & Spa is being renovated. The park added 23 days to its calendar for this season, which kicks off with Season Passholder Day March 8 and public opening March 9. While Dolly's appearances that weekend have yet to be announced, she almost never misses opening weekend. The first festival of the new year is the return of her "I Will Always Love You Music Festival," which runs through April 14. Check out coverage from Attractions Magazine here, The Knoxville-News Sentinel here, WVLT here, WATE here, WJHL here, FOX 17 here, and WBIR here or in the media player above.

    U.K., Aussie Chart Updates
    Across the pond, Dolly's Rockstar: Deluxe falls three to No. 16 in its 13th week on the Americana albums charts. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 and Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection hold steady at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, on the British country compilations albums chart, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe dips two to No. 14, Original Album Series with Dolly appearances from Linda Ronstadt dips three to No. 18 and from Emmylou Harris her first volume in the series falls out of the top 20, down from No. 16. Down Under, Rockstar falls back off the Australian top 40 country albums chart, down from No. 36, as Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 18.

    Estefan Seeks That Dolly Cover
    Gloria Estefan wants Dolly or Kelly Clarkson to record a song she's written, she told People in an interview here.

    Latifah Seeks Dolly On 'Equalizer' Episode
    And Dolly's Joyful Noise co-star Queen Latifah told Entertainment Tonight last week that she almost succeeded in getting Dolly to guest star on her action series The Equalizer last season but it didn't work out, so she's hoping to get her on an episode of season four. Read more here.


    Feb. 15:
    'Rockstar' Sells Another 2,500 Copies
    Dolly's Rockstar sold about 2,500 copies to reach about 255,500 sold in its first 12 weeks of release. The Feb. 17 Billboard charts announced Tuesday see the album lose 21 to No. 42 album sales and eight to No. 25 current album sales in its 12th week on each. Dolly drops off the Artist 100, down from No. 84.

    'Young Sheldon' Uses 'Let It Be'


    The CBS sitcom Young Sheldon returns Thursday and since the Super Bowl has been promoting its premiere with a teaser featuring Dolly's "Let It Be" cover. Watch it here or in the media player above.

    Snoop Wants Dolly Duet
    Snoop Dogg wants to collaborate with Dolly, he said in an interview this week. Read more here.

    Promoting Dolly's 'Pet Gala' Special


    CBS is plugging next week's Dolly Parton's Pet Gala. Check out a promotional video here or in the media player above. And check out an interview from the show's pink carpet on E! where she talks about the special, that the most recent conversation about rebooting Buffy The Vampire Slayer through her production company was a few months ago, and that she had spoken with Elle King following her Opry birthday tribute appearance and repeated the call for fans to forgive and forget her drunken performance. Watch here or in the media player below.

    Feb. 12:
    Dolly Says Leave Elle King Alone


    Extra TV last week became the first to ask Dolly for her reaction to Elle King's drunken and profanity-laiden rant at the Grand Ole Opry celebration almost a month ago for Dolly's 78th birthday, and she responded with her typical grace. Saying King has been "going through a lot of hard things lately" and had too much to drink, Dolly said everyone should "forgive that and forget it and move on, cause she felt worse than anyone every could." King cancelled all appearances scheduled for about one month after the appearance, which prompted the Opry to issue an apology on X in response to an audience member's complaint. Check out the interview here or in the media player above.

    Dolly Museum At Dollywood Previewed
    Dollywood recently sent out photos teasing the new Dolly Parton Experience museum opening at the park this spring, and Knoxville news channel WATE made them into a story here.

    Florida Pirate Voyage Breaks Ground
    Dolly's third Pirate Voyage dinner theatre broke ground last week in Panama City, Fla. Watch a story from WJHG here. Meanwhile, the chain's second restaurant, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., opened for its sixth season Friday. In a press release, Dolly said: "My Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is an unforgettable experience, with incredible performers that bring an exciting adventure to life. I think everyone visiting here in the Smokies is going to love them as much as I do. The pirates and mermaids, the sea lions and all the special effects there is so much going on in this show that it's hard to figure out where to look! I love feeling like a kid again watching everything come to life in my Pirates Voyage no trip to Pigeon Forge is complete without it!" Its original location is in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Dolly Talks To Bloomberg
    Bloomberg Business asked Dolly for her secrets as a successful businesswoman, and that interview is available from The Straits Times here.

    Ohio Celebrates 400K Imagination Library Kids
    Ohio's First Lady last week celebrated Dolly's Imagination Library hitting the milestone of enrolling 60 percent of eligible children in the state, which boasts the largest group of children of any state participating in Dolly's early childhood literacy program: 400,611. A total of 13 million books have been mailed to Ohio children since her efforts on behalf of the program took it statewide in 2019, although a few million books had been sent to children in the state prior to 2019 as several dozen communities launched it independent of the state in those earlier years. In a press release, Dolly added: "Congratulations to First Lady Fran DeWine and to all of our Ohio program partners for reaching these amazing milestones! Thank you for everything you do to support my Imagination Library and inspire a love of reading in children across the state." (Disclosure: Your webmaster ran an affiliate of Imagination Library in Ohio from 2008 to 2018, for about half of that time being the largest individual chapter of the program in the state and helped over two dozen other counties to adopt the program during that time, laying the groundwork for the First Lady's project to sign up the last half of remaining counties in the state when she took on the project.)

    U.K., Aussie Chart Updates
    Across the pond, Dolly's Rockstar: Deluxe slips one to No. 13 in its 12th week on the Americana albums charts. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 and Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection both lose one to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, as they are unseated at the top of the British country compilations albums chart by a Toby Keith compilation. On the same tally, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains one to No. 12, Original Album Series from Linda Ronstadt loses four to No. 15 and from Emmylou Harris her first volume in the series gains four to No. 16 while her second volume (each of which contains Dolly appearances) falls out of the top 20, down from No. 16. Down Under, Rockstar loses one on the Australian country albums chart to No. 36, as Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection drops two to No. 18.

    Zach Williams Works With Dolly Again
    Zsch Williams told Christian music publication CCM last week that in early March he will release his final single from his current album, which instead of the album version he has re-cut as his second collaboration with Dolly, following up their Grammy-winning duet "There Was Jesus". The new track is called "Looking For You." Check out the interview here. In related news, Williams videoed himself showing Dolly an American Idol audition McKenna Breinholdt performing their first duet and Dolly reaction and released it last week. Watch that video here or in the media player below.


    Feb. 7:
    'Rockstar' Still In Top 20 Current Albums
    Dolly's Rockstar sold about 3,200 copies to reach about 253,000 sold in its first 11 weeks of release. The Feb. 10 Billboard charts announced Tuesday see the album fall back off the 50-position independent label albums chart and country albums chart, down from No. 44 and No. 31, respectively, in its eighth week on each, while it slips three to No. 21 album sales and one to No. 17 current album sales in its 11th week on each. The track "Jolene" with Maneskin falls off rock digital song sales, down from one week at No. 13, and Dolly drops 25 to No. 84 on the Artist 100.

    Dolly's Stampede Nears 37th Season
    Dolly's flagship dinner theatre Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., opens its 37th season Thursday. The world's most visited dinner attraction, Dolly noted about the equestrian-centered show in a press release: "My Stampede dinner show is an unforgettable experience, and it's so great to see all the talented performers and horses when I'm visiting the Smokies. I love that folks who visit get to sit down together and share a big feast while watching an incredible show. There's nothing better to me than being with my family and friends and creating memories, and that's what so many families get to do when they come to Stampede for a fun night out."

    Dolly Remembers Toby Keith
    Singer Toby Keith died from stomach cancer Feb. 5 at age 62, and Dolly was among those remembering him. On social media, she said: "It's always hard when we lose our brothers and sisters in country music. Toby Keith was one of the greats in every way. He will be missed but his music and legacy will live on. Love, Dolly."


    Feb. 5:
    Chris Stapleton Beats Dolly For Grammy
    Chris Stapleton's "White Horse" bested Dolly Sunday for the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance over her re-recording of her first top 10 single, "The Last Thing On My Mind." The other nominees were "In Your Love" by Tyler Childers, "Buried" by Brandy Clark, and "Fast Car" by Luke Combs. It marked Dolly's 54th career Grammy nomination. Also, Becky Isaacs Bowman's Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times, which features a duet with Dolly on her classic "Early Morning Breeze," lost Best Gospel Roots Album to the Blind Boys of Alabama.

    Dolly 'Rockstar' 8-Track Pre-Sales Sell Out
    Dolly last week revealed a new limited-edition 8-track version of her Rockstar album to be released April 11 in honor of National 8 Track Day. The 100 copies being manufactured sold out on her official website store in about 24 hours. The official listing only shows 16 tracks but the photo that accompanies it appears to contain all 30 of the original release.

    Dolly Outfit Up For Auction
    Auction house Juilien's last week announced another Dolly costume will be in its legends auction on Feb. 27: the green pantsuit she wore in concert in the mid-1970s and on the cover of her album The Beginning. The outfit has an estimated sale value of $30,000-$40,000, although most of her costumes nowadays go for half that. It had previously failed to sell for that range when offered on ebay. Check out a video for the next auction here.

    Osborne Joins Dolly For Pet Special
    Kelly Osborne shared a sweet photo from last week's taping of Dolly's upcoming CBS special Dolly Parton's Pet Gala airing Feb. 21. Check out coverage from People here.

    U.K., Aussie Chart Updates
    After a one-week rebound due to the release of Rockstar: Deluxe, the album this week falls back off British top 100 downloads after a ninth week at No. 56. The title slips three to No. 12 in its 11th week on the Americana albums charts. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 remains steady at No. 1 U.K. country compilations albums, where No. 2 album Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection also remains steady while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains five to No. 13, Original Album Series from Linda Ronstadt loses four to No. 11 and from Emmylou Harris re-enters the top 20 for her first volume at No. 20 while her second volume (each of which contains Dolly appearances) remains at No. 16. Down Under, Rockstar loses nine on the Australian country albums chart to No. 35, as Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection drops two to No. 16.

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Album Released
    Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle on Friday released his tribute album to the band containing Dolly's solo version of "Free Bird," about which he spoke to Garden & Gun here. Band leader Ronnie Van Zant's widow allowed her to use the late singer's vocals on the version Dolly included on her rock album as a duet, but for the band's tribute album she refused, so this version of the same session is a Dolly solo. Download it here or stream it from YouTube here or in the media player below.


    Jan. 31:
    'Rockstar' Sells Another 3,500 Copies, Rises On Charts
    The re-issue of Dolly's Rockstar: Deluxe with bonus tracks sold about 3,500 copies to reach about 250,000 sold in its first 10 weeks of release. The Feb. 3 Billboard charts announced Tuesday see the bonus track "Jolene" with Maneskin debut at No. 13 rock digital song sales and Dolly jump up 38 spots to No. 59 on the Artist 100. The full album re-enters the 50-position independent label albums chart and country albums chart at No. 44 and No. 31, respectively, earning an eighth week on each, while rising 12 to No. 18 album sales and six to No. 16 current album sales for a 10th week on each.

    Dolly Gets Audiobook Award Nomination
    Dolly, Holly George-Warren, and Rebecca Sever were nominated Tuesday for the Audio Publisher's Association's Audie Awards for the year's best audiobooks. Their Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones was nominated for Best Memoir/Autobiography against Corky Parker's La Finca: Love, Loss, and Laundry on a Tiny Puerto Rican Island, Patrick Stewart's Making It So, Brandon J. Wolf's A Place For Us, and Benajmin Hall's Saved.

    'National Geographic' Honors Dolly
    Dolly was also named Tuesday as one of National Geographic's nine Travelers Of The Year as their "Hospitality Hostess" for her Smoky Mountain vacation empire here and Dollywood's HeartSongs Resort made their 22 hotels they love for 2024 here. People covered the honors with an interview here. In a press release, Dolly commented: "We just opened HeartSong Lodge in October, so I'm honored to know that it is already receiving such an outstanding recognition as this one. Like I always say, though, we don't do what we do to win awards. As we've continued to grow and expand our parks and resorts, we've taken a lot of great care in making sure our guests feel like a member of our family and that they are making precious memories they're always going to remember. But that's just one part of it. We're also blessed to be right here in the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. After all my traveling around the world, I still feel like the Smokies are one of the most beautiful places God created."


    Jan. 29:
    'Pet Gala' Coming To CBS Feb. 21
    Dolly last week announced a new special airing at 9 p.m. Eastern Feb. 21 on CBS to promote her pet line, Doggy Parton. Dolly Parton's Pet Gala will feature pink carpet coverage of a dog show co-hosted by Dolly and Jane Lynch. Dolly will perform several of her hits with guest artists. Songs listed included "9 To 5," "I Will Always Love You," "Puppy Love," and "Jolene." Guest performers listed include Lainey Wilson, Carly Pearce, Chris Janson, KC of KC and the Sunshine Band, and more to be announced. Non-singing guests to appear with their pets are Iam Armitage, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Margaret Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Carson Kressley, Kelly Osborne, Jessica Simpson, and Rachel Smith. In a press release, Dolly said: "I have hosted or co-hosted many shows throughout my career, but I have never been more excited about co-hosting a show than I am about being part of this pet gala! I love animals. I've got all kinds, and of course, I've always had little dogs around, and big ones! We're going to have some of all kinds and colors on the show, and there is nothing more fun to me than when little animals do what they do best, and I'm looking forward to it! There is so much fun stuff, and I know all the animal lovers out there are going to love this show." Watch her quick video reel announcing the show from social media here.

    'Rockstar' Sees U.K. Bump From Reissue
    The digital release of Rockstar: Deluxe pushed it back onto the top 100 U.K. album downloads this week, but it wasn't enough for the album to return to the overall top 100 sales chart. The title earned a ninth week on the British downloads tally re-entering at No. 56 plus a 10th week on the Americana albums chart, where it gains one to No. 9. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 remains steady at No. 1 U.K. country compilations albums, where No. 2 album Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection also remains steady while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe falls six to No. 18, Original Album Series from Linda Ronstadt holds steady at No. 7 and from Emmylou Harris's second volume (each of which contains Dolly appearances) stays at No. 16. Down Under, Rockstar slips one on the Australian country albums chart to No. 26, as Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection inches up one to No. 14.

    'People' Chats Broadway, Grammys
    Dolly has a couple of interviews in People magazine's online version this week including one in which she says she plans to include some non-traditional open auditions to find the Dollys to play her in the Broadway story of her life she plans to premiere on The Great White Way in late 2025 here. In the other, she wishes her goddaughter Miley Cyrus to win all of the awards she is nominated for at next Sunday's Grammys, where she is one of the night's leading nominees. Dolly herself is also nominated for the 54th time that night for Best Country Solo Performance for "The Last Thing On My Mind." Read the story here.

    Dolly Cuts Posthumous Campbell Duet
    Dolly is among the artists announced last week as appearing on a posthumous duets album with the late Glen Campbell. Producers mixed new vocals from artists such as Dolly, Eric Church, Sting, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Elton John, and Eric Clapton with songs from Cambell's 2011 album Ghosts On Canvas. Dolly performs on "A Better Place." The project will be released April 19. Read more from Rolling Stone here.


    Jan. 24:
    'Rockstar' Sells Another 3,000 Copies
    Dolly's Rockstar sold about 3,000 copies in the week before it was reissued in a deluxe edition to reach about 246,000 sold in its first nine weeks of release. I would expect a sales bump on next week's charts when downloads of the bonus tracks released on her birthday are counted, but on the Jan. 27 Billboard tallies announced Tuesday the album dips a dozen digits to No. 30 album sales and nine to No. 22 current album sales. Dolly falls 36 places to No. 97 on the Artist 100.

    Dolly Expanding Food Line At Groceries


    Dolly on Tuesday revealed her expanded partnership with Duncan Hines parent company Conagra for her own personal food line. According to a press release, the new line will include frozen, refrigerated, grocery and snack items inspired by down-home comfort cuisine. Dolly commented in the release: "I loved co-creating my Duncan Hines line with Conagra and I'm thrilled we're going well beyond the baking aisle with new items across the store. We're looking to continue to inspire special moments in the kitchen, with some of my family's favorite recipes, and I think people are really going to love them!" First, new baking items (chocolate cake mix, yellow cake mix, cinnamon crumb cake mix, blueberry muffin mix, and banana nut muffin mix) are out this month in the Duncan Hines partnership and are part of the third Dolly baking box which becomes available online here at 3 p.m. Eastern Wednesday, and the overall Dolly brand launches with pancake mix. Additional items, including frozen products, will debut throughout 2024. Check out part of the announcement on Facebook here or in the media player above. Dolly also appeared on NBC's Today, which has stories here and here, and she was interviewed on Sherri. She's scheduled for CBS Mornings on Wednesday.

    Dolly Helps Pigeon Forge Game Show
    The City of Pigeon Forge has announced a new web series competition show, Pigeon Forge Family Challenge, which will feature Dolly in the final episode as several families from around the country compete against each other at various attractions in the city. The show starts next week and ends March 6. Photo of Dolly with the contestants courtesy Business Wire. Click on it for larger view.


    Jan. 22:
    Expanded 'Rockstar' Edition Released Digitally
    Dolly celebrated her 78th birthday Friday by unexpectedly releasing a deluxe digital version of her rock album. Rockstar: Deluxe features the original 30 tracks plus nine bonus recordings: "Rockin' It (Live)," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," and "Mama Never Said" previously released on the HSN edition of the album, "Two Tickets To Paradise" and "Jolene" featuring Maneskin previously available Dolly's official store download version, and previously unreleased tracks "Stay Out Of My Bedroom," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Entertainer," and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)." Get your copy here!

    Elle King Pays Drunken Tribute To Dolly
    Singer Elle King went viral over the weekend for her behavior while performing at the second annual Grand Ole Opry Dolly birthday tribute Friday night. From the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium, she sang off key and off rhythm, dropped over a dozen "f-bombs," forgot lyrics, admitted she was "f****** hammered," and argued with audience members. The episode was reminiscent of Johnny Cash's drunken tirade in the 1960s when he kicked out the Opry footlights and was banned from the show for three years or in the 1970s when Jerry Lee Lewis cursed throughout his set and played for 40 minutes instead of the 8 minutes he was scheduled and was banned from the show for a decade. Fans complained online and while the Opry hasn't released a general public statement they did respond to one fan from the institution's official account on X, saying: "Hi Judas, we deeply regret and apologize for the language that was used during last night's second Opry performance." Attendees posted clips to the Internet from the performance including one here of her yelling at the audience and one here of her trying to sing "Marry Me."

    New Dolly TV Appearances
    In addition to Dolly's Tuesday appearance on Sherri, she is also booked Wednesday for CBS Mornings and Tuesday for NBC's Today, presumably to discuss whatever major announcement she is making with Duncan Hines on Tuesday.

    U..K., Aussie Chart Updates
    Across the pond, Dolly's Rockstar loses three to No. 11 Americana albums chart in its ninth week on the British tally but falls out of the top 100 sales, downloads, and physical sales charts, down from No. 76, No. 87, and No. 78, respectively. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 remains steady at No. 1 U.K. country compilations albums tally, where No. 2 album Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection also remains steady while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe slips five to No. 12, Original Album Series from Linda Ronstadt rises seven to No. 7 and from Emmylou Harris's second volume (each of which contains Dolly appearances) gains four to No. 16. Down Under, Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 15 country, and Rockstar re-enters the top 40 Australian country albums at No. 25.


    Jan. 18:
    'Rockstar' Falls Off Most Charts
    It looks like Dolly's Rockstar is nearing the end of its run, as it sold only about 3,500 the previous week to reach about 243,000 sold in its first eight weeks of release but it falls off the Top 200 albums, 50-position independent label albums chart, 50-position country albums chart, 50-position rock and alternative albums, and 50-position rock albums chart, down from No. 118, 13, 21, 23, and 17, respectively. The album drops eight to No. 18 album sales and five to No. 13 current album sales. Dolly slides 22 to No. 61 on the Artist 100, and Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection falls back off the top 50 country albums chart, down from No. 49.

    Duncan Hines Promises Big Dolly News Tuesday
    Duncan Hines this week revealed a huge announcement with Dolly will be coming next week. No clues on what it is but the company, with which Dolly has partnered the past year on a line of baking kits, sent out a notice that directs to a page here proclaiming: "It's Almost Showtime! Duncan Hines & Dolly Parton Are Getting Ready to Rock Your World! Duncan Hines and Dolly Parton's recipe for deliciousness is bring you something new and exciting. Come back on January 23rd for legendary news." Dolly also this week added a Jan. 23 appearance on the syndicated Sherri show, so that may be tied into the announcement. We'll have to wait until Tuesday to find out.

    Public Radio Raffles Dolly Guitar
    Louisville Public Media is raffling off an autographed Dolly guitar. Tickets are $20 each and may be bought here through noon, Feb. 26, with the drawing at noon that day. The Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition acoustic with built-in electric pick-up featuring an equalizer and built-in digital tuner features a butterfly design and a case.


    Jan. 15:
    U.K., Aussie Chart Updates
    Across the pond, Dolly's Rockstar tumbles 59 digits to No. 76 sales, 70 to No. 87 downloads chart, and 41 to No. 78 physical sales, dipping four to No. 8 Americana albums in its eighth week on the British charts. "Islands In The Stream" with Kenny Rogers falls back off the top 100 downloads chart, down from No. 98. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls back off the sales chart and downloads chart at No. 88 but retakes the U.K. country compilations albums tally, where it and No. 2 album Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection switch spots while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe rises eight to No. 7, Original Album Series from Linda Ronstadt gains three to No. 14, while Original Album Series Vol. 2 from Emmylou Harris (each of which contains Dolly appearances) hold steady at No. 20. Down Under, Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection slides two to No. 15.

    'Seams' Falls From NYT List
    After 11 weeks on the 15-position New York Times Best Seller List, Dolly's Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones falls off the Hardcover Fiction titles, down from No. 12.


    Jan. 10:
    'Rockstar' Rises On The Charts
    Dolly's Rockstar sold between 8,500 and 10,500 copies the previous week to reach about 240,000 sold in its first seven weeks of release (and if it hasn't passed RIAA's credits of 500,000 units for gold status, it should any day now, but certification is dependent on her record label submitting documentation and fees). Consequently, on the Jan. 13 Billboard charts it mostly rises due to it being the first week after Christmas albums tend to fall back off the charts for the year. The title loses five places to No. 118 on the Top 200 but gains four to No. 10 album sales and three to No. 8 current album sales. The collection inches down one to No. 21 country albums, five to No. 13 independent label albums, one to No. 17 rock albums, and three to No. 23 rock and alternative albums. Dolly gains 23 to No. 39 on the Artist 100. Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection re-enters the top 50 country albums chart at No. 49.


    Jan. 8:
    'Weird,' 'Beef' Beat Out 'Mountain Magic' At Emmys
    Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas lost both of the Emmy Awards for which it had been nominated. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, a Roku Channel mock bio-pic "about" the parody musician, bested Dolly's 2022 NBC holiday special for Outstanding Television Movie, the top award handed out in Saturday night's Emmy Awards first night ceremony. And Netflix's Beef beat out the project's team for Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for (Provi Fulp, Costume Designer; Jose Ramos, Costume Supervisor; and Steve Summers, Dolly's Wardrobe). This marked Dolly's fourth nomination as a producer in the Outstanding Television Movie category, which her Netflix special Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square won in 2021.

    'Seams' Earns 11th Week On NYT Best Sellers List
    Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones slips three to No. 12 in its 11th week on the New York Times Best Seller List of Hardcover Nonfiction titles, but the tome falls off the top 15 Combined Hardcover and Ebook Nonfiction list, down from No. 12 in its sixth week.

    U.K., Aussie Chart Updates
    Across the pond, Dolly's Rockstar rises 18 places to No. 17 sales, 26 to No. 17 downloads chart, and seven to No. 29 physical sales, holding steady at No. 4 Americana albums in its seventh week on the British charts. "Islands In The Stream" with Kenny Rogers re-enters the top 100 downloads chart at No. 98. Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the sales chart and downloads chart at No. 88. On the U.K. country compilations albums tally, Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 1 and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 stays at No. 2, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains five to No. 15, Original Album Series from Linda Ronstadt loses three to No. 17, while Original Album Series from Emmylou Harris (each of which contains Dolly appearances) sees Vol. 1 fall out of the top 20, down from No. 20, and Vol. 2 re-enter the top 20 at No. 20. Down Under, Dolly's Rockstar falls out of the top 40 country albums chart, down from No. 34 n its sixth week in Australia, where Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 13 and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 also falls out of the top 40, down from No. 32.

    Jada Star Talks About Relationship With Dolly
    Dolly's niece Jada Star had a great interview about growing up in the Parton family and her own musical journey with public radio's Audacious with Chion Wolf podcast. Check it out from Connecticut Public Radio here.


    Jan. 4:
    'Rockstar' Sells Another 10,000 Copies In Sixth Week
    Dolly's Rockstar sold between 10,000 and 11,000 copies the previous week to reach about 230,000 sold in its first six weeks of release (and about 485,000 credits toward the 500,000 gold status). Consequently, on the Jan. 6 Billboard charts it drops 51 spots to No. 113 on the Top 200, five to No. 14 album sales, three to No. 11 current albums sales, six to No. 20 country albums, six to No. 13 independent label albums, eight to No. 16 rock albums, and eight to No. 20 rock and alternative albums. Dolly loses 15 to No. 62 on the Artist 100. Elsewhere on the charts, A Holly, Dolly Christmas Ultimate Deluxe Edition falls back out of the 50-position Top Country Albums chart, down from No. 50.

    Dolly Sends Guitar To Drag Activist
    Last year, a drag queen named Brigitte Bandit testified before the legislature at the Texas Capitol against the anti-trans, anti-gay, and anti-drag laws being passed and carried with her a children's book about Dolly. Dolly's niece saw the photo of her and showed Dolly, who sent her in appreciation and support an autographed rhinestone-studded guitar, KXAN reported here.

    'Finding Your Roots' Wants Dolly
    Henry Louis Gates Jr., host of Finding Your Roots on PBS, kicked off the new season of the series appearing on Today, and when asked who his dream guests are, he said Dolly near the top of his list. Watch the clip here.

    Patterson Confirms 'Rose' Film Delayed
    James Patterson this week confirmed that the recent Hollywood strikes delayed production of the film adaptation of his and Dolly's novel Run, Rose, Run, noting he's hopeful it will be rescheduled soon. On social media, he said: "An update, as some of you requested: Scheduling problems have gotten in the way of the "Run Rose Run" movie. It seems a damn shame to me. The writers' and actors' strike definitely got in the way. But we have Dolly Parton's terrific songs, a great script by Mark Bomback, and a terrific young actor ready to play AnnieLee Keyes. So I haven't lost hope. (p.s. I love Miley Cyrus's "Flowers" and "I Used to Be Young." I haven't lost hope.)"

    Dolly In New 'June' Documentary
    Paramount+ on Wednesday released the trailer for its documentary June premiering Jan. 16 about June Carter Cash, and they saved part of Dolly's interview for the end. Check it out here or in the media player below.


    Jan. 1:
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    'Seams' Makes Week 10 On 'NYT' Best Seller List
    Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones holds steady in its 10th week on the New York Times Best Seller List of Hardcover Nonfiction, coming in at No. 9 also remaining at No. 12 Combined Hardcover and Ebook Nonfiction, where it is in its sixth week.

    U.K., Aussie Chart Updates
    Down Under, Rockstar falls two to No. 34 country albums in its sixth week in Australia, where Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 13 and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 gains three to No. 32. Across the pond, the rock album regains 16 to No. 35 sales, 35 to No. 43 downloads chart, 16 to No. 36 physical sales, and one to No. 4 Americana albums in its sixth week on the British charts. On the U.K. country compilations albums tally, Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 1 and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 stays at No. 2, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe remains at No. 13 and Original Album Series collections from Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris (each of which contains Dolly appearances) holds steady at No. 14 and loses four to No. 20, respectively. And yet another interview about the rock album appears in Louder and was shared by Yahoo here.

    Dollywood Nears End Of Season
    If you want to visit Dollywood this season, you'd better hurry, as the park's 2023 season closes at the end of the night Saturday. If you'd like a season pass for the 2024 season which begins with passholder preview day on March 8, you'd also better hurry, as Diamond Passes will only be sold through Sunday, and Gold and Silver season pass prices will have their second price increase of the year next Monday.


    Dec. 28:
    'Rockstar' Sales, Chart Updates
    Dolly's Rockstar should be inching closer to a gold album. Its chart performance announced Wednesday indicates it sold between 18,000 and 20,000 more units in its fifth week of release, bringing its U.S. total to about 220,000 copies, but since the RIAA credits double-CDs as two units toward gold and platinum awards, and four-LP sets as four units, it should have exceeded about 465,000 units sold toward the 500,000-unit gold minimum. On the Dec. 30 Billboard charts, the rock album holds steady at No. 62 on the Top 200 and remains among the nation's 10 best-selling albums of the week, inching up one to No. 9 Top Album Sales and gaining one to No. 8 Current Album Sales. The set holds steady at No. 14 country albums, No. 7 independent label albums, and No. 8 rock albums, losing one to No. 12 rock and alternative albums. Dolly loses seven spots to No. 47 on the Artist 100. Elsewhere on the charts, A Holly, Dolly Christmas Ultimate Deluxe Edition slides two to No. 50 on the Top Country Albums chart. Down Under, Rockstar dips seven places to No. 32 country albums in its fifth week in Australia, where Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection rises two to No. 13 and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the top 50 at No. 35. Across the pond, the project loses 14 spots to No. 51 sales, two to No. 78 downloads chart, 15 to No. 52 physical sales, and two to No. 5 Americana albums in its fifth week there. On the U.K. country compilations albums tally, Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 1 and Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 stays at No. 2, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe slides four to No. 13 and Original Album Series collections from Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris (each of which contains Dolly appearances) lose four to No. 14 and rise one to No. 16, respectively.

    Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Dolly
    Although the holiday was Monday, the 12 days of Christmas continue through Epiphany and just like you can still visit Dollywood through Jan. 6 you don't need to stop celebrating :) So here is your annual Dollymania holiday gift: a Christmas special from Nashville in 1969 featuring Porter & Dolly, The Wilburn Brothers, Loretta Lynn, and more here or in the media player below.


    Dec. 25:
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Dolly's Book Passes 75,000 Copies
    Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones has sold more than 75,000 copies since release in October, Forbes reported here. The tome earns a ninth week on the New York Times Best Seller List of Hardcover Nonfiction, gaining three to No. 9, and rising one to No. 12 Combined Hardcover and Ebook Nonfiction, where it earns a fifth week. On the Publishers Weekly list of hardcover nonfiction best sellers, it ranks No. 13.

    RSVP Live Talks With Dolly
    Another new interview popped up this week, this one from Irish site RSVP Live. Check it out here.

    'Hard Candy Christmas' Makes 100 Best List
    Billboard magazine has updated its list of the best 100 Christmas songs of all time and Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas" makes No. 78. Read more here.

    'Mountain Magic' Sees 2.3 Million Audience
    Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas repeated on NBC Thursday night and saw 2.3 million viewers, third for the night to NBC's Christmas At Graceland and Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic on CBS with 2.97 million each.

    Dying Man Gets Dolly Call
    Dolly filled a dying man's wish and called him on the phone, KSL reports in a heartwarming story here.


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