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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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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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‘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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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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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