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Dolly, Linda & Emmylou Release “The Complete Trio Collection”

Published September 29, 2016 / Last Updated September 29, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Country Music’s most timeless Trio release “The Complete Trio Collection” including unreleased tracks and never-before-heard versions of their original recordings.

Their collaboration wasn’t the masterful plan of a studio executive. They didn’t have a worldwide tour to support their albums. They were simply three artists who held mutual admiration for one another and formed a sister-like bond that led to what is arguably the most stunningly beautiful music of the 20th century.

Today, 42 years after their first meeting, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris are releasing their final Trio project. Still pulled in different directions both professionally and personally, Dolly, Emmylou and Linda are still fans of one another and consider it a privilege to have been a part of The Trio phenomenon.

“The Complete Trio Collection” is a three-disc set that ties together remastered versions of the 1987 and 1999 albums, but also includes another disc of rarities and unreleased takes on many of the songs that fans have come to know over the past 30 years.

In talking about the new release Dolly said,

“It’s nice to have it all together. I just think we all take such pride in this. I know that for me, this will always stand as one of the greatest musical things that I’ve done in my entire life. I’ve never been prouder of anything else. I love these girls like sisters, but what we did as ‘The Trio’ will stand up long after we’re all gone.”

Hearing the music as a collective unit was a moment that Emmylou said she would treasure.

“When I heard it, I remembered we did that, but I had forgotten how great it was. It was like a Christmas present that you forgot to open, and you finally get to discover.”

Disc one is a remastered version of the original Trio album. Released in the spring of 1987, the set went on to sell over four million copies. Produced by the award-winning George Massenburg, Linda says the ladies could not have made a better choice in the role of producer. She said,

“He was just great at listening and at carrying out a whim. The music ideas would come from us, and he would keep us from getting into a muddle and going off in twenty-nine different directions. He has the best way of recording acoustic instruments – where they still sounded natural, but they sounded at their best. He was really an invaluable partner, in that he really didn’t interfere with us. He let things develop, and just kept things organized.”

The treasure of “The Complete Trio Collection” is the third disc of the collection. A twenty-cut collection of outtakes and unreleased tracks from the original 1986 and 1994 sessions, the set features never-before-heard versions of songs such as “Farther Along” and “Wildflowers,” which is notable for its’ more up-tempo arrangement. The collection also is highlighted by the soaring harmonies of “Grey Funnel Love” and the groove of “You Don’t Knock.” There is also a stunning a cappella version of “Calling My Children Home,” as well as the historic cuts of “Even Cowgirls Get The Blues” and “Mister Sandman,” which are generally regarded as the recordings that began the Trio process.

As The Trio, Dolly, Linda and Emmylou have sold over 5 million albums and won three Grammy Awards. “The Complete Trio Collection” is in stores now.

Continue reading about The Trio’s journey in Harmony of Heart & the Sisterhood of Song

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Cracker Barrel’s Front Porch Series With Dolly & Lauren

Published September 21, 2016 / Last Updated September 21, 2016
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Dolly Parton and Lauren Alaina are “sooo country” on Cracker Barrel’s Front Porch Series.

Georgia native and former “American Idol” contestant, Lauren Alaina dons her retro Dolly Parton t-shirt and takes her turn on the front porch with the most honored female country star of all time.

Inspired by her WWDD (What Would Dolly Do) t-shirt, Lauren asked Dolly if given the chance what would she go back and tell her 21-year-old self. Lauren then brought out her great-grandmother’s coat of many colors, a cherished family heirloom which Dolly said was very similar to her own famous little coat. Dolly also gave Lauren her secret to communicating with all different types of people throughout her career.

When Lauren confessed she was nervous about an upcoming on-camera kiss, Dolly shared her silver screen experience and reassured Lauren that all would be fine.

Next, the two Southern songstresses get the paddles out for a quick game of “Sooo Country or Not So Country?” Watch the video and see Lauren’s reaction to Dolly’s reflection on a surprisingly tasty dish from her past.

Dolly’s newest CD, “Pure & Simple” debuted at #1 on national country charts worldwide. A deluxe edition which includes a 48-page book of photos, memories and stories, as well as two bonus tracks, is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel.

Lauren Alaina is currently touring with Alan Jackson and supporting her self-titled five-song EP, the highly-anticipated follow-up to her No. 1 debuting first album “Wildflower.”

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CMA 50th “Forever Country” Epic Video Featuring Dolly Parton

Published September 21, 2016 / Last Updated September 21, 2016
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The stars have aligned, and the result is pure magic in “Forever Country” featuring Dolly Parton and 29 of Country Music’s legendary and current acts.

Grammy-winning director, Joseph Kahn has created a masterpiece in the new “Forever Country” music video. It’s Country music’s history, legacy, tradition, evolution and future on a spectacular moving canvas.

While her self-described simple lyrics from “I Will Always Love You” are woven throughout “Forever Country,” Dolly Parton’s presence in the video is nothing short of enchanting.


Dolly, Willie Nelson and 28 artists appear in what can only be described as the most incredible celebration of the genre since its inception. From breathtaking scenes within the Blue Ridge Mountains to a street view of the historic Ryman Auditorium the images tug on the heartstrings of generations of country fans. Watch closely for a glimpse of legends like Randy Travis, Charley Pride and Alabama. Current stars are also in the mix including Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.

CMA 50th “Forever Country” is a mashup of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by the late John Denver, “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson and Dolly’s “I Will Always Love You.”

Viewers of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” received a sneak peek of the “Forever Country” video during the Tuesday night episode on Sept. 20. The world premiere was held online at ForeverCountry50.com.

“Forever Country” was introduced to radio listeners on Friday, Sept. 16. Proceeds from the sale of this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration benefit the CMA Foundation, which donates millions to support music education in schools.

The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville, TN on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

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New “Jolene” Cover By Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton

Published September 16, 2016 / Last Updated September 16, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Featured photo by Jeremy Westby / Webster Public Relations

The Grammy Award-winning, a capella group, Pentatonix record Dolly’s 1973 hit, “Jolene.”

Now on their 2016 World Tour, Pentatonix will release a new single, “Jolene,” featuring Dolly Parton. The group first emerged in 2011 and have today sold over 2.8 million albums in the U.S. alone. Their latest release, “Pentatonix” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the group appeared in the 2015 feature film “Pitch Perfect 2.”

Dolly first introduced the world to “Jolene” in late 1973. The title track from her 13th studio album dropped as a single a few months before the album was released in February of the following year. It has since become Dolly’s most covered song with versions by The White Stripes, Olivia Newton-John, Miley Cyrus, Rhonda Vincent and many more.

A very special thanks to our friends at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for making this happen!

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“Head Over High Heels” Lyric Video

Published September 16, 2016 / Last Updated September 16, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton releases third lyric video from her “Pure & Simple” album – “Head Over High Heels.”

New lyric video from Dolly Parton showcases her fun and flirty song, “Head Over High Heels” from her #1 debuting album, “Pure & Simple.” In the opening lines, Dolly tosses a nod to Adele and the singer’s signature cat-eye makeup.

Dolly’s “Head Over High Heels” Lyric Video first debuted on Cosmopolitan.

Dolly Parton and high heels have been synonymous since her early days in Nashville. Several pairs of her tiny pumps are on display in the Chasing Rainbows Museum inside Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.

“I’ll be wearing my high heels, even if I’m up
to my knees in mud.”

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