Published February 2, 1974 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

Dolly releases 13th solo album, “Jolene”

Dolly released her 13th solo studio album, “Jolene,” produced by Bob Ferguson, in 1974. The title track tells the story of a housewife confronting a beautiful seductress whom she fears is having an affair with her husband. It became Dolly’s second No. 1 country single, as well as a moderate pop hit.

Released as the album’s second single, “I Will Always Love You” became a public goodbye from Dolly to Porter Wagoner as she left “The Porter Wagoner Show” after seven years to pursue her solo career. The song became the album’s second No. 1 country single and one of the most successful songs of all time.

The album reached No. 6 on the U.S. Country Music Charts. Dolly earned a GRAMMY nomination with the title track for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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