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‘When I Get Where I’m Going’

Published July 15, 2005 / 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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‘When I Get Where I’m Going’ – Duet with Brad Paisley

Dolly contributed vocal harmony to the 2005 Brad Paisley song ‘When I Get Where I’m Going,’ written by George Teren and Rivers Rutherford.

The touching music video features individuals with photographs of their loved ones. It won Video of the Year at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards and the song won Vocal Event of the Year.

Dolly wrote a letter to the songwriters,

“I want to thank you and congratulate you for one of the greatest songs that I have ever heard and certainly one of the best songs that I’ve had the good fortune to sing on in my whole career. I hear nothing but great comments on it. I just lost a dear friend, and they played it at his funeral. It was his favorite song ever. But all of my living friends love it, too… I truly am as proud to have been a part of that [song] as anything I’ve ever done in my whole life.”

Paisley also chose the collaboration with Dolly, based on the recent loss of his aunt to cancer,

“Her voice is angelic and that takes it to a more spiritual realm instantly… and my aunt loved her and thought she was great.”

The song was the second single released from Paisley’s “Time Well Wasted” album. “When I Get Where I’m Going” topped the Billboard Hot Country singles chart and landed at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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‘White Limozeen’

Published May 11, 1989 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly releases 29th solo album, ‘White Limozeen’

Dolly released her 29th solo album ‘White Limozeen’ in May 1989. The country album was produced by Ricky Skaggs and featured a duet with Mac Davis along with a cover of Don Francisco’s ‘He’s Alive.’

‘White Limozeen’ scored two No. 1 singles, ‘Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That’ and ‘Yellow Roses,’ climbed to No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. ‘Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That’ earned Dolly a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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“Trio”

Published March 2, 1987 / Last Updated August 16, 2016
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Dolly, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt record GRAMMY Winning “Trio”

On March 2, 1987, Dolly and fellow country music legends Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt released their album “Trio” on the Warner Brothers Nashville Label. “Trio” became one of the most honored and loved albums of 1987, including the remake of the Ronnie Spector single performed originally by the Teddy Bears, “To Know Him is to Love Him.” The song reached No. 1 on the Country Singles Charts.

Dolly, Harris and Ronstadt had tried since the 70’s to come together to make an album, but 1987 was the first window where all of the superstars’ schedules matched up.

The album won the GRAMMY for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and was nominated for Album of the Year. The win marked Dolly’s fourth GRAMMY award.

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‘Rhinestone’ soundtrack

Published May 1, 1984 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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The motion picture soundtrack, ‘Rhinestone,’ features 14 songs by Dolly and Sylvester Stallone

In 1984, Dolly teamed up with actor Sylvester Stallone in the film, “Rhinestone.” Dolly played a country music star who, on a bet, must transform an obnoxious New York City cab driver, played by Stallone, into a singer. The film’s soundtrack consists of 14 songs all composed by Dolly. The soundtrack was released in May of 1984 on the RCA Nashville imprint.

In her book, “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business,” she credits her work on this soundtrack as some of her best and the song “What a Heartache” as one of her personal favorites. The song appears on two of Dolly’s solo albums, “Eagle When She Flies” and “Halos & Horns.”

Track listing: 

  1. “Tennessee Homesick Blues”
  2. “Too Much Water” by Randy Parton
  3. “The Day My Baby Died” by Rusty Buchanan
  4. “One Emotion After Another”
  5. “Goin’ Back to Heaven” by Stella Parton and Kin Vassy
  6. “What a Heartache”
  7. “Stay Out of My Bedroom” and Sylvester Stallone
  8. “Woke Up in Love” and Sylvester Stallone
  9. “God Won’t Get You”
  10. “Drinkinstein” by Sylvester Stallone
  11. “Sweet Lovin’ Friends” by Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone
  12. “Waltz Me to Heaven” by Floyd Parton
  13. “Butterflies”
  14. “Be There” and Sylvester Stallone

The soundtrack included two top 10 hits for Dolly, “God Won’t Get You” and “Tennessee Homesick Blues” which went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. In addition, Dolly received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance with the song, “Tennessee Homesick Blue.”

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‘Islands in the Stream’ Duet With Kenny Rogers

Published July 3, 1983 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly records ‘Islands in the Stream’ duet with Kenny Rogers in 1983

The two artists had previously recorded each other’s songs but only met on a few occasions. “Islands in the Stream” marked their first duet recording. However, Rogers originally intended to perform the song as a solo.

Dolly happened to be in the same studio when Kenny and his team were struggling to make the song work. They approached her about turning the song into a duet. Rogers said,

“Once she came in [the studio], that song was never the same. She lit it up and we became good friends from that point on.”

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb (the Bee Gees) wrote the song originally for Marvin Gaye. It was based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway of the same name and was originally intended to be an R&B song. Barry and Maurice Gibb also performed as background singers and musicians on the Dolly and Kenny recording.

The song reached No. 1 on the pop, country and adult contemporary charts. It first appeared on Rogers’ “Eyes that See in the Dark” album, released on RCA records in August 1983. Dolly and Kenny received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

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