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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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‘Eagle When She Flies’

Published April 6, 1991 / Last Updated August 23, 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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Dolly releases 30th solo album, ‘Eagle When She Flies’

Dolly released her 30th solo album, “Eagle When She Flies,” on April 6, 1991, featuring collaborations with fellow country artists Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Lorrie Morgan and Ricky Van Shelton.


 

Several singles from the album achieved Top 20 status on the country charts while the title song reached No. 33. The album made it to No. 1 on the country charts, reached No. 24 on the U.S Top 200 and sold 74,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for the sale of one million copies. Dolly picked up two additional GRAMMY nominations with this project. “Eagle When She Flies” was nominated for Best Country Song. Also, Dolly and Ricky Van Shelton were nominated for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.

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‘9 to 5 and Odd Jobs’

Published November 29, 1980 / Last Updated September 15, 2017
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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 releases 23rd album, ‘9 to 5 and Odd Jobs’

In late 1980, Dolly released her 23rd solo album “9 to 5 and Odd Jobs.” It centered around the popular theme song inspired by the film, “9 to 5.”

Being Dolly’s first experience on a movie set, she arrived fully prepared and ready to get right to work. She had even memorized the entire script, including her co-star’s parts. However, she quickly realized she had a lot of time to kill. One day she strummed out a rhythm on her fingernails, similar to the sound of the typewriters in the film, and penned the words to “9 to 5.” Released just one month before the film was set to debut, the song quickly became a fan favorite. It raced to the top of the U.S. Country Charts and soon became Dolly’s first No. 1 Pop single. With “9 to 5” sitting on top of the country and pop charts, Dolly became the second female artist to top both charts with the same song.

Part of the song’s success is attributed to its relatability among working people who live out the lyrics in offices and factories every day. This theme is carried throughout the album in “Hush-a-bye Hard Times,” “Working Girl” and “Poor Folks’ Town” all written by Dolly. “But You Know I Love You,” by Mike Settle, climbed to No. 1 on the U.S. Country Charts becoming Dolly’s 13th number one hit behind “9 to 5,” her 12th.

The album became Dolly’s fourth to top the U.S. Country Music Charts where it stayed for 10 straight weeks. It reached No. 11 on the U.S. Top 200 Charts. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The album was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special. The song, “9 to 5” received three GRAMMY nominations picking up two wins. Dolly earned her second and third GRAMMY awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song categories.

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‘Heartbreaker’

Published July 19, 1978 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly releases 20th solo album, ‘Heartbreaker’

Dolly released her 20th solo studio album, “Heartbreaker,” in 1978.  Following up her success in the pop genre with “Here You Come Again,” “Heartbreaker” was another attempt to appeal to the pop audience.

The title song, “Heartbreaker,” a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the U.S. Country Charts and became Dolly’s third Top 40 hit. The plan to top the pop charts worked, with the single reaching No. 1 (her seventh No. 1 single) on the country charts, and No. 25 on the pop charts.

The album remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums (her third No. 1 country album) for nine consecutive weeks and was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

 

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‘Here You Come Again’

Published October 5, 1977 / Last Updated September 19, 2016
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Dolly releases 19th solo album, ‘Here You Come Again’

“Here You Come Again,” released in 1977, marks Dolly’s first significant success in the pop music genre.

Track listing:

  1. “Here You Come Again”
  2. “Baby, Come Out Tonight”
  3. “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right”
  4. “Me and Little Andy”
  5. “Lovin’ You”
  6. “Cowgirl & the Dandy”
  7. “Two Doors Down”
  8. “God’s Coloring Book”
  9. “As Soon as I Touched Him”
  10. “Sweet Music Man”

The title song, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, is one of only a handful of Dolly’s hits she didn’t write. She received her first GRAMMY win with “Here You Come Again” for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Additionally, the song peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts. The tenth track, “Sweet Music Man,” was written by Kenny Rogers.

Both the title song (her sixth No. 1 single) and the album (her second No.1 album) topped the U.S. Country Music singles and albums charts, respectively. “Two Doors Down” became Dolly’s seventh No. 1 single on the U.S. Country Music charts and a top 20 hit on the U.S. Pop Singles chart.

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