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Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple Debuts At #1 Worldwide!

Published August 29, 2016 / Last Updated September 13, 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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Dolly Parton Tops Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart For The First Time In The 25-Year History Of SoundScan!

Dolly Parton’s “Pure & Simple” debuts at #1 not only in the U.S., but, also on the national country charts in Canada, U.K. and Australia. It’s Dolly’s first No. 1 in 25 years and her seventh overall.

Dolly’s 43rd studio recording and the first release of her recently-announced joint venture between Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville, achieves #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with first-week sales of 20,000 units! This marks the first time Dolly has topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in the 25-year history of SoundScan.

The new album which released August 19th on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville lands the #11 slot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with a first-week total consumption of 21,000. On Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, the disc debuts at #1. In the UK, Pure & Simple enters the all-genre album sales chart at #2, behind Frank Ocean’s Blonde.

Left to right: Danny Nozell, CEO, CTK Management; Dolly Parton; and, Kirt Webster, President/CEO, Webster Public Relations Left to right: Danny Nozell, CEO, CTK Management; Dolly Parton; and, Kirt Webster, President/CEO, Webster Public Relations

Upon hearing the news, Dolly Parton, who co-produced and wrote every song on Pure & Simple, enthused,

“Boy, it’s a good day for me. I am a happy girl! It feels great to be #1 as it’s been a long time and it feels so good to still be in the game after all this time.”

Remarked Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment,

“Congratulations, Dolly, for your stunning debut with Pure & Simple. You put your heart and soul in this album, and we join you in celebrating a long-overdue #1 on the country album chart.”

 

CTK Management CEO Danny Nozell said,

“There is nobody more deserving of this tremendous success. Having worked with Dolly for the past 13 years, I have never met any person that works harder than her. She is a businesswoman that understands her brand and knows exactly what to do and when to do it, and once again, she proves it with a #1 album.”

The new project is a collection of love songs written and produced by Dolly. True to its name, the minimalist album uses simple arrangements to create a pure sound.

Dolly’s #1 Albums

1991 – “Eagle When She Flies”
1987 – “Trio” (With Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt)
1981 – “9 to 5 and Odd Jobs”
1978 – “Heartbreaker”
1977 – “Here You Come Again”
1977 – “New Harvest…First Gathering”

Preview and buy Dolly Parton’s “Pure & Simple” here

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“Pure & Simple”

Published August 19, 2016 / Last Updated August 19, 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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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly releases 43rd solo album, “Pure & Simple”

On August 19, 2016, Dolly Parton released her 43rd studio album, “Pure & Simple.” The project is a collection of love songs, which touch on what Dolly calls the “many colors of love.” In the title track, Dolly sings about a pure and simple love that’s comfortable and familiar. “Outside Your Door” has a passionate and intimate feel while “Head Over High Heels” is fun and flirty.

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When Dolly and Carl Dean renewed their wedding vows in May of this year, Dolly penned a special song just for the occasion. “Forever Love” became their wedding song and Dolly sang it to Carl at the ceremony.

All songs were written by Dolly including “Pure & Simple” which sets the theme for the recording and the supporting tour visiting over 60 cities.

Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
 
Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
 
Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors Children's Book
 
Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors Children's Book

 

In addition to the new tracks on the album, two songs from Dolly’s duet days have been beautifully re-recorded – “Say Forever You’ll Be Mine” and “Tomorrow Is Forever.”

Pure & Simple Track List:

  1. Pure And Simple
  2. Say Forever You’ll Be Mine
  3. Never Not Love You
  4. Kiss it (And Make it All Better)
  5. Can’t Be That Wrong
  6. Outside Your Door
  7. Tomorrow Is Forever
  8. I’m Sixteen
  9. Head Over High Heels
  10. Forever Love

In June, Dolly set out on the Pure & Simple Tour visiting 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada. It is her largest North American tour in over 25 years with many sold-out performances. Fans have expressed their overwhelming devotion to Dolly and proved they will always love her, pure and simple.

 

 

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“Pure & Simple”

Published August 1, 2016 / Last Updated August 5, 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 shares “Outside Your Door” lyric video, “Pure & Simple” album pre-orders continue.

In the midst of her North American tour, Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly’s new studio album, “Pure & Simple,” for worldwide distribution on August 19. Releasing on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, “Pure & Simple” is available for pre-order. Dolly said,

“I may not be pure, but I’m as simple as they come! This new Pure & Simple project is really special to me because I’m taking my fans back to my roots. I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn’t go overboard with arrangements. I’m so glad we’ve teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans.”

All songs are written by Dolly Parton and she co-produced the album.

“Pure & Simple”

Produced by Dolly Parton

  1. Pure and Simple
  2. Say Forever You’ll Be Mine
  3. Never Not Love You
  4. Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
  5. Can’t Be That Wrong
  6. Outside Your Door
  7. Tomorrow Is Forever
  8. I’m Sixteen
  9. Head Over High Heels
  10. Forever Love

LISTEN: OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR

Dolly Parton Outside Your Door Lyric Video

LISTEN: PURE & SIMPLE

Dolly Parton Pure and Simple Lyric Video

“The song ‘Pure and Simple’ is about an uncomplicated, real love. I recorded it in a pure and simple fashion. It reminds me of the early country songs I used to write and record…just uncomplicated, pure and simple. I’m glad it’s the first single. I hope the fans will simply enjoy it.”

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In June, Dolly set out on the Pure & Simple Tour visiting 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada. It is her largest North American tour in over 25 years with many sold-out performances. Fans have expressed their overwhelming devotion to Dolly and proved they will always love her, pure and simple.

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“Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors” – Behind The Scenes

Published December 3, 2015 / Last Updated December 6, 2015
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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
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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The cast of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” share personal stories about the making of the film, their favorite Dolly songs and more!

This December, Dolly Parton’s childhood memory that inspired a country music hit and later became a children’s book, will premiere as the NBC movie, “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors.” The stars of Dolly’s new movie shared stories of how they bonded, much like the real Parton family, over movie nights, pool parties and field trips. To hear them talk about the experience, one might wonder how they managed to get the movie made. However, they did, and their excitement about the finished product is contagious.

Step behind the scenes as Ricky shares a touching note from Dolly, Farrah reveals her favorite Dolly song and see why playing “Little Dolly” is a career highlight for Alyvia Alyn.

Discover more about Dolly’s new movie from the stars themselves. See full interviews and MORE!

Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: (l-r) Ricky Schroder, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Nettles -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Alyvia Alyn Lind -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Jennifer Nettles -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Jennifer Nettles -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Executive Producer Sam Haskell -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: (l-r) Executive Producer Sam Haskell, Mary Lane Haskell -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Mary Lane Haskell -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Carson Meyer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Alyvia Alyn Lind -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Alyvia Alyn Lind -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: (l-r) Ricky Schroder, Executive Producer Dolly Parton, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Stella Parton, Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment-- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: (l-r) Stella Parton, Quinn Taylor, Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment, Executive Producer Dolly Parton, Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment-- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: (l-r) Quinn Taylor, Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment, Executive Producer Dolly Parton, Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: Ricky Schroder -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass
DOLLY PARTON'S COAT OF MANY COLORS -- "Hollywood Premiere" -- Pictured: (l-r) Jennifer Nettles, Carson Meyer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
Stella Parton as Mrs. Corla Bass

Tune in December 10, at 9 p.m. EST to watch “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” airing on NBC.

CREDITS
Starring
Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney

Executive Producers
Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell, Pamela K. Long

Written By
Pamela K. Long

Director
Stephen Herek

Line Producer
Hudson Hickman

Casting Director
Patrick Rush

Produced By
Warner Bros. Television, Magnolia Hill Entertainment, DP Productions

Team Dolly“Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors” – Behind The Scenes

Jewel Chats About Dolly Parton, Imagination Library & More

Published October 24, 2015 / Last Updated November 2, 2015
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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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Singer/songwriter and Dolly Parton fan, Jewel talks about her new song,
“My Father’s Daughter,” the Imagination Library and more

Jewel’s latest project, “Picking Up the Pieces,” is her 12th album. This self-produced recording is a collection of what the artist calls a throwback to her first album, “Pieces of You.” She says she abandoned all she had learned from the music business over the past two decades in order to achieve her goals with this album. In doing so, she called on Dolly Parton to join her on the album’s first single, “My Father’s Daughter.”

Jewel was kind enough to talk about why she chose Dolly for the song. Much like Dolly’s “Coat of Many Colors,” this song is an autobiographical telling of Jewel’s family and childhood. She says her unique lifestyle, growing up on a remote Alaskan homestead, is part of why she looked up to Dolly, both musically and as a role model. She said,

“I loved that Dolly always was very unapologetic about who and what she is. She was just very proud of who she was and where she came from, and that gave me a lot of courage as a young woman to say and speak my mind and to be exactly who I was and to be authentic.”

In the official video, a young Jewel dances to Dolly’s 1972 album, “Just the Way I Am.” Fittingly, this particular song is about proudly accepting unique personality traits, especially free-spirited ones. Dolly is a big Jewel fan and has been for a long time. She said,

“I’ve loved Jewel from the first time I saw her and heard her. She’s like a little sister to me. We have so much in common in how we grew up poor girls, how we feel about God, family and music. I am so proud of this duet with her. I think our voices blend like family. We hope you love it as much as we loved doing it.”

Watch the official video of “My Father’s Daughter” by Jewel (featuring Dolly Parton).

Jewel went on to talk about releasing this album along with a new book, “Never Broken,” while maintaining her primary role as mother to her four-year-old son. She even offered some tips to other moms who face similar challenges when balancing family and work. She said,

“Go slow and see what works for you. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a mom that’s actually going back into the workplace, both are really great and really noble things, and you have to find what works for you and what works for your family.”

Most Dolly fans are aware of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which is a book gifting program that has sent over 72 million free books to children in four countries. The program is active in Telluride, CO, where Jewel and her son live. It is also present in Homer, AK, near her family’s homestead, the setting of the Discovery Channel’s “Alaska: The Last Frontier.” Jewel says the Imagination Library is wonderful and even talks about the importance books have played in her music and songwriting. She shared,

“As a young child it meant the world to me to be able to escape into books, and I learned everything I know about writing from books, by reading great authors.”

“Coat of Many Colors,” originally released in 1971, was the first of Dolly’s songs Jewel remembers hearing. She says it resonated with her because of her own humble upbringing. Knowing NBC plans to release the film version of the song this December and more movies based on Dolly’s music in 2016, Jewel says, if given the chance, she would like to play Jolene!

With the release of “My Father’s Daughter,” Jewel joins a long and distinguished list of Dolly’s duet partners. Surely, she found gold while picking up the pieces.

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