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‘Halos & Horns’

Published July 8, 2002 / 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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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly releases 37th solo album,  “Halos & Horns”

Dolly released her 37th studio album “Halos & Horns” in July 2002 on Sugar Hill Records, her third on that imprint. “Halos and Horns” is a continuation of the folk and bluegrass experimentation Dolly highlighted with her 1999 “The Grass is Blue” album and “Little Sparrow” in 2001.

The choice to close the album with a cover of the Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven” generated a great deal of press. Dolly responded by explaining her choice,

“I do songs that I just love. My husband has such an odd taste in music, and he loves Led Zeppelin. He’s been a “Led Head” from day one and also loves bluegrass and big-band music. “Stairway to Heaven” was always Carl’s favorite. It was kind of like “our song” because at romantic times or sweet times, we’d just be riding around in the car and if that would come on, Lord, he’d just knock us out of the car turning it up full blast.”

“Halos & Horns” reached No. 58 on the Billboard album chart and No. 4 on the Top Country Albums Chart. It also picked up three GRAMMY nominations. The album was nominated for Best Country Album. “Dagger Through The Heart” and “I’m Gone” earned Dolly back-to-back nominations for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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‘Trio II’

Published November 17, 1998 / Last Updated August 16, 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
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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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‘Trio II’ – featuring Dolly, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt

The songs from “Trio II” were actually recorded in 1994, but the ladies’ schedules and record labels didn’t align until five years later for the album’s release.

Emmylou Harris explained how the album finally got released,

“We always loved the first record, and we got together again, thinking we could deal with those scheduling things. We did get another one finished… but we weren’t able to promote it. So we sort of just let it lie around. Then we finally just said, ‘Oh, let’s just put it out. We won’t worry about the fact that we can’t tour [behind] it, just let it have whatever kind of life it’s going to have on its own.”

Dolly explained the chemistry that makes them sound so good together,

“We do love to sing. Your whole life you wait to find those compatible voices.”

The first five tracks also appear on the 1995 Linda Ronstadt album “Feels Like Home.” Working for so many years to collaborate on an album created unique challenges when they finally started to record the album as Ronstadt explained,

“Dolly had taken her tracks and put other harmonies on them, and I had taken my tracks and done the same…When we took the record apart, we changed the harmony parts around, so they existed on backup reels, but they weren’t in completed forms…We had to find all those reels and reassemble the songs the way the harmonies had been and recombine them. That was a lot of work.”

“Trio II” reached No. 62 on the Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart. It received a 1999 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

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‘Slow Dancing with the Moon’

Published February 23, 1993 / 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 31st solo album, ‘Slow Dancing With the Moon’

Released in 1993, “Slow Dancing With the Moon” is Dolly’s 31st solo album. She invited several guests to appear on the project including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pam Tillis, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea, Billy Dean and Tanya Tucker.

Dolly’s longtime friend Mac Davis wrote the title track for the album. She said he felt the title described her well. Dolly said,

“He says it’s the way that he sees me, how I’m always chasing a dream… that I’m the same kid he met so many years ago and my spirit has remained the same.”

Davis also wrote “In the Ghetto” from Dolly’s 1969 album, “My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy.”

“Slow Dancing With the Moon” produced three singles, including “Romeo” with Billy Ray Cyrus. In the music video, Dolly and her friends are enjoying their girls’ night out at a lively dance hall when Romeo appears.

The Certified Platinum album went to No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart and No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. “Romeo” was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Country Vocal Collaboration category.

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