Dolly Parton Teams With Kelly Clarkson for “9 to 5” Remake

Published September 9, 2022 / Last Updated September 14, 2022
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Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson release “9 to 5” duet from the new documentary, Still Working 9 to 5

Dolly Parton has teamed up with Kelly Clarkson for a new duet of her classic hit, “9 to 5.” The reimagined version, produced by Shane McAnally, Sasha Alex Sloan and King Henry, was created especially for the new documentary Still Working 9 to 5, which will be released in select theaters on September 16.

“I was blown away when I heard what Shane had done with my song,” Dolly shared with Rolling Stone. “This arrangement shows how differently a song can be done and the story can be told in a whole new way. A special thanks to Steve Summers for getting the ball rolling on this whole musical venture.”

Steve Summers, creative director for Dolly Parton Enterprises and an executive producer on the new film, is credited with suggesting the slower-tempo, moodier interpretation that reflects the continuing struggles faced by women in the workplace.

Still Working 9 to 5

The documentary film Still Working 9 to 5 examines the 40-year evolution of gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace since the 1980 release of the groundbreaking seminal comedy, 9 to 5, which starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. Featuring interviews with Dolly and some of her original 9 to 5 co-stars, Still Working 9 to 5 reflects on the making of the original comedy, the issues of gender inequality that the film addresses, and explores why workplace inequality is no laughing matter.

Now Available

The “9 to 5” duet, featuring Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson, is available now on all digital and streaming platforms. Still Working 9 to 5 will be available for a limited theatrical release beginning September 16, with additional screenings at major film festivals throughout the United States.

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Dolly Parton To Release “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Nov. 18th

Published September 7, 2022 / Last Updated September 7, 2022
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Dolly brings together 23 essential tracks from 1971-2020 in career-spanning anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection.”

Dolly Parton is set to release “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” on Friday, November 18, 2022, a career-spanning retrospective showcasing 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020. In a note to her fans, Dolly wrote,

“Every one of these songs has a special memory behind it for me. I hope that you make some special memories of your own while listening to them. Enjoy the ‘Diamonds & Rhinestones’ album. — Musically yours, Dolly”

A cross-label anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” brings together, for the first time on one album, recordings originally released on Dolly Records, RCA Victor and Columbia Records, as well as the Butterfly Records digital single, “When Life Is Good Again,” written and recorded in 2020 as Dolly’s musical message of hope to fans as the pandemic rolled in. The Greatest Hits collection also includes new liner notes penned by Robert K. Oermann, who collaborated with Dolly on her 2020 autobiography, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.”

Gems on “Diamonds & Rhinestones” include Dolly’s performances with Kenny Rogers (“Islands in the
Stream” and “Real Love”), Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette (“Silver Threads and Golden Needles” from “Honky Tonk Angels”) and “Faith,” her delightfully surprising 2020 collaboration with the Swedish
electropop dance duo Galantis (featuring Mr. Probz). The album features songs from Dolly’s films, including “9 To 5” (from 1980’s “9 To 5 And Odd Jobs”), “Red Shoes” (from 2018’s “Dumplin”) and “Tennessee Homesick Blues” from 1984’s “Rhinestone”).

“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Track Listing

1. 9 To 5 – From the RCA Victor album “9 To 5 And Odd Jobs” (1980)
2. Jolene – From the RCA Victor album “Jolene” (1974)
3. Here You Come Again – From the RCA Victor album “Here You Come Again” (1977)
4. Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – From the Kenny Rogers album “Eyes That See In The Dark” (1983)
5. I Will Always Love You – From the RCA Victor album “Jolene” (1974)
6. Coat Of Many Colors – From the RCA Victor album “Coat Of Many Colors” (1971)
7. My Tennessee Mountain Home – From the RCA Victor album “My Tennessee Mountain Home” (1973)
8. The Bargain Store – From the RCA Victor album “The Bargain Store” (1975)
9. Baby I’m Burnin’ – From the RCA Victor album “Heartbreaker” (1978)
10. Better Get To Livin’ – From the Dolly Records album “Backwoods Barbie” (2008)
11. Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That – From the Columbia Records album “White Limozeen” (1989)
12. Love Is Like A Butterfly – From the RCA Victor album “Love Is Like A Butterfly” (1974)
13. Heartbreaker – From the RCA Victor album “Heartbreaker” (1978)
14. Red Shoes – From the Dolly Records/RCA Records album “Dumplin'” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2018)
15. The Seeker – From the RCA Victor album “Dolly” (1975)
16. Together You & I – From the Dolly Records album “Better Day” (2011)
17. Two Doors Down – From the RCA Victor album “Here You Come Again” (1977)
18. When Life Is Good Again – From the Butterfly Records digital single (2020)
19. Tennessee Homesick Blues – From the RCA Victor album “Rhinestone” (Original Soundtrack Recording) (1984)
20. It’s All Wrong But It’s All Right – From the RCA Victor album “Here You Come Again” (1977)
21. Real Love (with Kenny Rogers) – From the RCA Victor album “Real Love” (1985)
22. Silver Threads and Golden Needles – Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette – From the Columbia Records album “Honky Tonk Angels” (1983)
23. Faith – Galantis & Dolly Parton (featuring Mr. Probz) – From the Galantis album “Church” (2020)

Now Available for Pre-Order

“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” is now available for pre-order and will be released on November 18, 2022 on all digital and streaming platforms, CD and 2LP 12″ vinyl.

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Listen to Dolly Parton’s Previously Unreleased Single, “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” From Upcoming “A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition”

Published August 26, 2022 / Last Updated August 26, 2022
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Expanded Version of Dolly’s 2020 #1-Selling Holiday Album, with Several Rarities Added, Available October 14, 2022

In time for the holidays, Warner Records is expanding Dolly Parton’s critically acclaimed and fan-loved album, 2020’s “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” with eight tracks, including rarities making their CD, vinyl, and digital debuts.

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” will be available on October 14, 2022, on CD ($18.98) and 2-LP white vinyl ($34.98), with pre-orders available now. The music will also be available the same day on digital and streaming services. Dolly’s classic track, “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” one of the rarities from the Ultimate Deluxe Edition, is available today digitally.

“A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” was originally featured in Dolly’s 1986 holiday film of the same name. The new collection includes two other songs from the movie, “(I’d Like To Spend) Christmas With Santa” and “Wrapped Up In You.”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums when it was originally released in October 2020. On several songs, Dolly is joined by guest performers, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, and her late brother, Randy. The album produced four singles — “Christmas On The Square,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Mary, Did You Know?” and the top 10 AC hit “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” with Bublé.

“Three Candles” and “The Wish Book” – originally released as digital only bonus tracks — will make their CD and LP debuts on the Ultimate Deluxe Edition. The new collection also features the digital debut for “Something Bigger Than Me” and “Silent Night,” songs that Dolly contributed to the 1997 animated holiday film, “Anabelle’s Wish.” The final bonus track on the Ultimate Deluxe Edition is “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Dolly’s top 5 AC duet with Rod Stewart, from his Grammy® Award-winning 2004 album, “Stardust…the Great American Songbook, Volume III.”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” CD Track Listing:
1. “Holly Jolly Christmas”
2. “Christmas Is” – featuring Miley Cyrus
3. “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” – Dolly Parton & Michael Bublé
4. “Christmas On The Square”
5. “Circle of Love”
6. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – featuring Jimmy Fallon
7. “Comin’ Home For Christmas”
8. “Christmas Where We Are” – featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
9. “Pretty Paper” – featuring Willie Nelson
10. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
11. “You Are My Christmas” – featuring Randy Parton
12. “Mary, Did You Know”

Bonus Tracks
13. “Three Candles”*
14. “The Wish Book”*
15. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Duet with Rod Stewart
16. “A Smoky Mountain Christmas” #
17. “(I’d Like To Spend) Christmas With Santa” #
18. “Wrapped Up In You” #
19. “Something Bigger Than Me” +
20. “Silent Night” +

* Previously Unreleased on CD & Vinyl
# Previously Unreleased
+ Previously Unreleased Digitally

Now Available for Pre-Order

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” will be available worldwide October 14, 2022, and is now available for pre-order on all digital and streaming platforms, CD and 2-LP white vinyl.

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Dolly Parton Releases New Album “Run, Rose, Run” and Lyric Video for “Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)”

Published March 4, 2022 / Last Updated March 4, 2022
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Original Novel “Run, Rose, Run” Co-Authored By Dolly Parton and James Patterson Available March 7th

Dolly Parton has released her latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants. The album serves as a companion to the original novel, “Run, Rose, Run,” co-authored by James Patterson and Parton, set for release on March 7th.

Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)

Alongside the album, Dolly has also released the third single and lyric video for “Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)” – a fiery, inspirational track about not giving up and taking your place at the table when others doubt you.

“I just think this song really suits both of the female characters in the book,” Dolly says. “If you’re going to be in this business you’ve got to toughen up! You gotta ‘woman up and take it like a man’ – be as good as or better than all these men…managers, record label folks and these other characters that give them a hard time in the story. So, this was one song that I think is kind of like another “9 to 5,” I had all female voices on that one and I think it came out really good!”

Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly will be hosting the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas on March 7th via Amazon Prime. Additionally, Dolly and the music from “Run, Rose, Run” will be featured on Sonos Radio, premiering on March 10th on her own Songteller Radio Station, as the Music Choice March Artist of the Month and on Pandora Artist Takeover of Today’s Country: Dolly creates a Pop-Up featuring new music and her biggest hits.

Shop “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now. Each item complements the story and music as told by Dolly Parton. Get Dolly’s new album “Run, Rose, Run” now and preorder the novel, available March 7.

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“Run, Rose, Run,” An Insightful Interview with World-Renowned Best-Selling Author, James Patterson

Published February 11, 2022 / Last Updated February 13, 2022
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James Patterson gives us a glimpse into collaborating with Dolly Parton on their forthcoming novel, “Run, Rose, Run.”

James Patterson is known around the world as one of the greatest authors of all time. With over 100 books on the New York Times Best Sellers list, it’s no wonder Dolly Parton was thrilled to receive a personal invitation from James to co-author a novel with him.

These two creative geniuses have combined their talents to bring us something incredibly special. In this interview, James tells us about the writing process and shares what it was like to collaborate with the world’s most beloved entertainment icon on “Run, Rose, Run.”

 

You have written well over 100 New York Times bestsellers, and you’re widely known as one of the most diverse writers of our time. What was your inspiration for this particular book?

I’d always admired what Dolly does to get people reading–adults and kids. Dolly’s also a gifted storyteller. Every one of her songs is a story. I thought we’d make a good team. As it turned out–I was right. I’m enjoying being on Team Dolly.

Did you develop the plot or the characters first?

I don’t think you can separate the plot and the characters. Dolly and I developed both in layers, or drafts. The plot kept getting thicker, and the characters kept getting more complex and interesting. I think readers are going to really enjoy our book.

Who is your favorite character in Run, Rose, Run?

It would have to be a tie between Ruthanna and AnnieLee. Ethan wouldn’t be far behind. One of my rules is that you have to be incredibly involved with your heroes–and really despise the villains.

What was it like to collaborate with one of the world’s most beloved superstars, and what was your favorite part about the process?

My joke about Dolly and everyone who works with her is that they’re incredibly nice, incredibly smart and relentless. Man, do I love that. My grandmother used to say, ‘Hungry dogs run faster.’ I think Dolly and I are hungry, in a good way.

What is your typical process for co-authoring a book?

I don’t have a “typical” process for co-authoring, but it usually starts with a long outline, which goes through several drafts. One of my jokes is that the other author and I alternate words. The one thing that always holds true is that the co-authors and I work really hard to make the best book we can. I know that’s what happened with “Run, Rose, Run.”

You and Dolly share a passion for literacy. You are known for campaigning to make books and reading a national priority. When was this passion ignited in you, and how has it affected your approach to writing?

Whenever I appear at a school or conference for librarians or teachers, I’ll say ‘I’m here to save lives.’ That’s what happens when you get kids reading at grade level. It gives them a chance to finish high school and go to college, if that’s appropriate, and get a better job when they get older. My mom was a teacher, and she always told the kids at school that she was there to help them look through windows, not look in mirrors.

Has music been an integral part of your life?

Yes, indeed. I like country, but I’m a rock n’ roll junkie. I was actually at Woodstock–and I was an usher for nearly two years at the Fillmore East. When I was at Vanderbilt, I also spent a few evenings at the original Grand Ole Opry.

When did you start writing?

I think when I was a year and a half. But you probably mean when did I start writing stories. I think I started composing them in my head when I was four or five. I started writing them down on paper when I was fourteen or fifteen.

Who has been the most influential person in your life with regard to your love of writing?

About a thousand unbelievably talented novelists and non-fiction writers who I’ve read–but in particular, my grandmother. She told me I could do anything I wanted to do–except maybe play basketball in the NBA. Actually, she didn’t say ‘maybe.’

Both you and Dolly are philanthropists. Is there a charity or cause that you are especially passionate about?

I concentrate on charities that help kids become better readers, help bookstores to survive and help students who want to be teachers get through school without too much debt.

 

Now available for pre-order, the “Run, Rose, Run” novel will be published simultaneously in hardcover, ebook and audiobook and will release on March 7. The album, also available for pre-order, is slated for a March 4 release.

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