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‘Burlap & Satin’

Published May 5, 1983 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

Team Dolly

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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

Dolly releases 25th solo album, ‘Burlap & Satin’

On June 18, 1983, Dolly released her 25th solo album, “Burlap & Satin,” which was meant to appeal to fans of both the country and pop genres. Though Dolly wrote most of the songs on the album, two compositions were outtakes from the musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” which she had recently starred in.

The album’s single “Potential New Boyfriend” was a Top 20 country single and introduced Dolly’s first music video. “Burlap & Satin” reached No. 5 on the U.S. Country Album Charts and No. 127 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Charts. Additionally, the song earned Dolly a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Team Dolly‘Burlap & Satin’

‘Heartbreak Express’

Published April 24, 1982 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

Team Dolly

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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

Dolly releases 24th solo album, ‘Heartbreak Express’

In 1982, Dolly released her 24th solo studio album, “Heartbreak Express,” aiming to return to a more fully realized country sound after her late 1970s pop efforts.

The song “Hollywood Potters” came out of Dolly’s experience filming “9 to 5.” She references watching many of the film’s extras and bit players on set who worked so hard to catch a big break in the industry with very little success.

The title song as well as “Single Women” reached No. 7 and No. 8, respectively, on the U.S. Country Music Singles Charts. The album reached No. 5 in the U.S. Country Album Charts and No. 106 on the U.S. Top 200 Charts.

 

Team Dolly‘Heartbreak Express’