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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”

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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
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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Dolly Talks “Pure & Simple”

Published August 10, 2016 / Last Updated August 10, 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 Parton talks about the first single from her newest album, “Pure & Simple.”

From a quiet corner in her dressing room, Dolly Parton talks candidly about the first single released from her new studio album, “Pure & Simple.”

Listen as Dolly talks about a comfortable love that is pure and simple.

 

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Dolly’s “Pure & Simple” At Ohio State Fair

Published August 5, 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 Parton “Pure & Simple” stop at the Ohio State Fair gets a warm welcome from a sold-out crowd!

Featured photo courtesy of Mary Alice Lovelace

It is one of the most attended state fairs in the country with over 75,000 visitors per day. On any given day at the fair, Ohioans can watch an 80-foot high dive show, try a legendary deep-fried candy buckeye, or any other food imaginable “on a stick,” and even catch a glimpse of the world’s smallest horse.

Rides, entertainment, shopping and more seem to be in limitless supply. With all there is to see and do, Dolly Parton took the stage on Aug. 2 before a sold-out crowd. They hung on every note and story. Fans sang along to their favorites, “Jolene,” “Two Doors Down,” “Islands in the Stream” and fell in love with new songs from Dolly’s upcoming “Pure & Simple” album.

While performing songs from the upcoming album Tuesday night, Dolly said,

“I did a whole album of songs about love. That’s what this ‘Pure & Simple’ album is.”

Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
Dolly Parton - Pure & simple at Ohio State Fair
Photos courtesy of Mary Alice Lovelace.
Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
Dolly Parton - Pure & simple
Dolly Parton - Pure & simple at Ohio State Fair
Photos courtesy of Mary Alice Lovelace.
Dolly Parton - Pure & simple
Pure & simple at Ohio State Fair
Dolly Parton - Pure & simple at Ohio State Fair
Photos courtesy of Mary Alice Lovelace.
Pure & simple at Ohio State Fair

The wait is almost over, “Pure & Simple” will release worldwide on Aug. 19. In addition to the title track, new songs include “Outside Your Door” and “Head Over High Heels” among others.

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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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