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Celebrate Fall With All Things Dolly!

Published September 21, 2022 / Last Updated September 22, 2022
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
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Dolly Sends Warm Autumn Wishes and Welcomes Her Favorite Time of Year

Fall is an inspiring time of year, not just in the Great Smoky Mountains where Dolly grew up, but God’s beauty can be seen all around us. As summer starts to fade and autumn colors burst forth, Dolly sends warm wishes and shares a few things she loves about her favorite time of year.

“Happy autumn! This is my favorite time of the year, and I’m certainly hoping to get to the Smokies, myself, to see the leaves when they turn color and start falling. Eating all that pumpkin pie, drinking all those pumpkin drinks and all the fun stuff we do this time of year.”

Imagination Library Celebrates Expansion

On August 9, Dolly travelled the country to visit statewide celebrations of her Imagination Library in Ohio and West Virginia. Capping each visit with a special musical performance, Dolly appeared to personally congratulate these states on their significant achievements of full statewide coverage, which gives every child under age five in each state the opportunity to enroll in her Imagination Library.

Fall Family Fun

Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the wonders of fall during their annual Harvest Festival, happening September 23 – October 29. This year, Dollywood guests are sure to have a “hoot” thanks to a brand new area called “Hoot Owl Hollow,” created within the family-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights.

Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge and Branson welcomes families to enjoy a high-spirited autumn adventure filled with friendly competition, impressive stunts, spectacular special effects and more! Buccaneers of all ages will thrill at the fun, feast and fall family adventure that awaits at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach.

MUSIC AND MORE

Dolly and Kelly Clarkson Release “9 to 5” Remake

Dolly has teamed up with Kelly Clarkson for a new duet of her classic hit, “9 to 5.” The reimagined version, produced by Shane McAnally, Sasha Alex Sloan and King Henry, was created especially for the new documentary Still Working 9 to 5, which released in select theaters on September 16, 2022.

“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Available Nov. 18th

Dolly is set to release “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” on Friday, November 18, 2022, a career-spanning retrospective showcasing 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020. A cross-label anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” brings together, for the first time on one album, recordings originally released on Dolly Records, RCA Victor and Columbia Records, as well as the Butterfly Records digital single, “When Life Is Good Again,” written and recorded in 2020 as Dolly’s musical message of hope to fans as the pandemic rolled in.

Doggy Parton Pet Line Now Available

Dolly’s new pet product line, Doggy Parton, is now available — a line of dog apparel, accessories, toys and more that feature a little “Dolly” inspiration that is sure to get tails waggin’! In partnership with SportPet Designs, Doggy Parton is quite literally a “pet” project that is very near and dear to Dolly’s heart, with part of the proceeds going to Willa B. Farms – a rescue that provides a loving home to displaced animals of all kinds.

ENJOY THE WONDERS OF AUTUMN

With summertime coming to a close, the days start to get shorter and we all get to slow down a bit to appreciate everything that autumn brings. As the leaves fall and nature puts on a beautiful display of color, take time to reflect and embrace the beauty found in our own lives.

“It Must Be You”

It must be you that’s always walking in my dreams
It must be you who’ll always be right next to me
So when you find yourself alone
Just think of me and I’ll be there
Must be you by my side the whole way through

Just like the fresh white winter snow
Our love is pure and it will always grow
And when we’re in those autumn years
Together, we’ll look back, but we won’t shed a single tear
Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton Teams With Kelly Clarkson for “9 to 5” Remake

Published September 9, 2022 / Last Updated September 14, 2022
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
Team Dolly

Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson release “9 to 5” duet from the new documentary, Still Working 9 to 5

Dolly Parton has teamed up with Kelly Clarkson for a new duet of her classic hit, “9 to 5.” The reimagined version, produced by Shane McAnally, Sasha Alex Sloan and King Henry, was created especially for the new documentary Still Working 9 to 5, which will be released in select theaters on September 16.

“I was blown away when I heard what Shane had done with my song,” Dolly shared with Rolling Stone. “This arrangement shows how differently a song can be done and the story can be told in a whole new way. A special thanks to Steve Summers for getting the ball rolling on this whole musical venture.”

Steve Summers, creative director for Dolly Parton Enterprises and an executive producer on the new film, is credited with suggesting the slower-tempo, moodier interpretation that reflects the continuing struggles faced by women in the workplace.

Still Working 9 to 5

The documentary film Still Working 9 to 5 examines the 40-year evolution of gender inequality and discrimination in the workplace since the 1980 release of the groundbreaking seminal comedy, 9 to 5, which starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. Featuring interviews with Dolly and some of her original 9 to 5 co-stars, Still Working 9 to 5 reflects on the making of the original comedy, the issues of gender inequality that the film addresses, and explores why workplace inequality is no laughing matter.

Now Available

The “9 to 5” duet, featuring Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson, is available now on all digital and streaming platforms. Still Working 9 to 5 will be available for a limited theatrical release beginning September 16, with additional screenings at major film festivals throughout the United States.

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Dolly Parton To Release “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Nov. 18th

Published September 7, 2022 / Last Updated September 7, 2022
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
Team Dolly

Dolly brings together 23 essential tracks from 1971-2020 in career-spanning anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection.”

Dolly Parton is set to release “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” on Friday, November 18, 2022, a career-spanning retrospective showcasing 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020. In a note to her fans, Dolly wrote,

“Every one of these songs has a special memory behind it for me. I hope that you make some special memories of your own while listening to them. Enjoy the ‘Diamonds & Rhinestones’ album. — Musically yours, Dolly”

A cross-label anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” brings together, for the first time on one album, recordings originally released on Dolly Records, RCA Victor and Columbia Records, as well as the Butterfly Records digital single, “When Life Is Good Again,” written and recorded in 2020 as Dolly’s musical message of hope to fans as the pandemic rolled in. The Greatest Hits collection also includes new liner notes penned by Robert K. Oermann, who collaborated with Dolly on her 2020 autobiography, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.”

Gems on “Diamonds & Rhinestones” include Dolly’s performances with Kenny Rogers (“Islands in the
Stream” and “Real Love”), Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette (“Silver Threads and Golden Needles” from “Honky Tonk Angels”) and “Faith,” her delightfully surprising 2020 collaboration with the Swedish
electropop dance duo Galantis (featuring Mr. Probz). The album features songs from Dolly’s films, including “9 To 5” (from 1980’s “9 To 5 And Odd Jobs”), “Red Shoes” (from 2018’s “Dumplin”) and “Tennessee Homesick Blues” from 1984’s “Rhinestone”).

“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Track Listing

1. 9 To 5 – From the RCA Victor album “9 To 5 And Odd Jobs” (1980)
2. Jolene – From the RCA Victor album “Jolene” (1974)
3. Here You Come Again – From the RCA Victor album “Here You Come Again” (1977)
4. Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – From the Kenny Rogers album “Eyes That See In The Dark” (1983)
5. I Will Always Love You – From the RCA Victor album “Jolene” (1974)
6. Coat Of Many Colors – From the RCA Victor album “Coat Of Many Colors” (1971)
7. My Tennessee Mountain Home – From the RCA Victor album “My Tennessee Mountain Home” (1973)
8. The Bargain Store – From the RCA Victor album “The Bargain Store” (1975)
9. Baby I’m Burnin’ – From the RCA Victor album “Heartbreaker” (1978)
10. Better Get To Livin’ – From the Dolly Records album “Backwoods Barbie” (2008)
11. Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That – From the Columbia Records album “White Limozeen” (1989)
12. Love Is Like A Butterfly – From the RCA Victor album “Love Is Like A Butterfly” (1974)
13. Heartbreaker – From the RCA Victor album “Heartbreaker” (1978)
14. Red Shoes – From the Dolly Records/RCA Records album “Dumplin'” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2018)
15. The Seeker – From the RCA Victor album “Dolly” (1975)
16. Together You & I – From the Dolly Records album “Better Day” (2011)
17. Two Doors Down – From the RCA Victor album “Here You Come Again” (1977)
18. When Life Is Good Again – From the Butterfly Records digital single (2020)
19. Tennessee Homesick Blues – From the RCA Victor album “Rhinestone” (Original Soundtrack Recording) (1984)
20. It’s All Wrong But It’s All Right – From the RCA Victor album “Here You Come Again” (1977)
21. Real Love (with Kenny Rogers) – From the RCA Victor album “Real Love” (1985)
22. Silver Threads and Golden Needles – Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette – From the Columbia Records album “Honky Tonk Angels” (1983)
23. Faith – Galantis & Dolly Parton (featuring Mr. Probz) – From the Galantis album “Church” (2020)

Now Available for Pre-Order

“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” is now available for pre-order and will be released on November 18, 2022 on all digital and streaming platforms, CD and 2LP 12″ vinyl.

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Listen to Dolly Parton’s Previously Unreleased Single, “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” From Upcoming “A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition”

Published August 26, 2022 / Last Updated August 26, 2022
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
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Team Dolly

Expanded Version of Dolly’s 2020 #1-Selling Holiday Album, with Several Rarities Added, Available October 14, 2022

In time for the holidays, Warner Records is expanding Dolly Parton’s critically acclaimed and fan-loved album, 2020’s “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” with eight tracks, including rarities making their CD, vinyl, and digital debuts.

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” will be available on October 14, 2022, on CD ($18.98) and 2-LP white vinyl ($34.98), with pre-orders available now. The music will also be available the same day on digital and streaming services. Dolly’s classic track, “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” one of the rarities from the Ultimate Deluxe Edition, is available today digitally.

“A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” was originally featured in Dolly’s 1986 holiday film of the same name. The new collection includes two other songs from the movie, “(I’d Like To Spend) Christmas With Santa” and “Wrapped Up In You.”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums when it was originally released in October 2020. On several songs, Dolly is joined by guest performers, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, and her late brother, Randy. The album produced four singles — “Christmas On The Square,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Mary, Did You Know?” and the top 10 AC hit “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” with Bublé.

“Three Candles” and “The Wish Book” – originally released as digital only bonus tracks — will make their CD and LP debuts on the Ultimate Deluxe Edition. The new collection also features the digital debut for “Something Bigger Than Me” and “Silent Night,” songs that Dolly contributed to the 1997 animated holiday film, “Anabelle’s Wish.” The final bonus track on the Ultimate Deluxe Edition is “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Dolly’s top 5 AC duet with Rod Stewart, from his Grammy® Award-winning 2004 album, “Stardust…the Great American Songbook, Volume III.”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” CD Track Listing:
1. “Holly Jolly Christmas”
2. “Christmas Is” – featuring Miley Cyrus
3. “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” – Dolly Parton & Michael Bublé
4. “Christmas On The Square”
5. “Circle of Love”
6. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – featuring Jimmy Fallon
7. “Comin’ Home For Christmas”
8. “Christmas Where We Are” – featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
9. “Pretty Paper” – featuring Willie Nelson
10. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
11. “You Are My Christmas” – featuring Randy Parton
12. “Mary, Did You Know”

Bonus Tracks
13. “Three Candles”*
14. “The Wish Book”*
15. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Duet with Rod Stewart
16. “A Smoky Mountain Christmas” #
17. “(I’d Like To Spend) Christmas With Santa” #
18. “Wrapped Up In You” #
19. “Something Bigger Than Me” +
20. “Silent Night” +

* Previously Unreleased on CD & Vinyl
# Previously Unreleased
+ Previously Unreleased Digitally

Now Available for Pre-Order

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” will be available worldwide October 14, 2022, and is now available for pre-order on all digital and streaming platforms, CD and 2-LP white vinyl.

Team DollyListen to Dolly Parton’s Previously Unreleased Single, “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” From Upcoming “A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition”

Dolly Parton Celebrates the Success of the Imagination Library in Ohio and West Virginia with Two Livestream Broadcasts on Aug. 9

Published August 9, 2022 / Last Updated August 9, 2022
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
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Team Dolly

Watch as Dolly performs live during visits to Imagination Library statewide celebrations in Ohio and West Virginia, streaming August 9.

On Tuesday, August 9, Dolly Parton will be traveling the country to visit statewide celebrations of her Imagination Library in Ohio and West Virginia! Join Dolly for two livestream broadcasts as Ohio and West Virginia celebrate full statewide coverage of her Imagination Library and the eligibility of every child under five to enroll!

As the world’s preeminent early childhood book-gifting program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five in partnership with local community affiliates.  Children whose parents enroll them in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library receive one new book in the mail each month, at no cost, from birth through age five. Over the course of enrollment, a personal library of as many as 60 books is created, helping form the foundation of a child’s early reading experience.

Ohio Statewide Celebration at 12 PM EST

At 12:00 p.m. EST, tune in to watch Dolly as she joins Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine for a special conversation and brief musical performance to celebrate the success of the Imagination Library in Ohio. The special livestream broadcast will be available to watch simultaneously here on dollyparton.com, livestream.com and the Imagination Library Facebook page.

“It is an incredible honor to host Dolly Parton, and celebrate the success of her book gifting program here in Ohio,” said First Lady Fran DeWine. “Ohio’s Imagination Library is thriving, and we are truly blessed to have so many supporters of the program in every community across our great state. These books are changing the lives of so many children, and preparing them for kindergarten—and life!”

The Imagination Library program was brought statewide to Ohio in 2019, under the guidance of First Lady DeWine. Today, 350,566 children are enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, which means 49% of eligible children between birth to age five years old are enrolled in the program.

West Virginia Statewide Celebration at 5:30PM ET

At 5:30 p.m. ET, tune in to watch Dolly as she joins West Virginia Governor Jim Justice for a sit-down interview and musical performance to celebrate the statewide expansion of West Virginia’s Imagination Library. The special livestream broadcast will be available to watch simultaneously on West Virginia Public Broadcasting television stations and social media channels, YouTube, as well as dollyparton.com and the Imagination Library Facebook page — and will include a performance by the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, greetings from Gov. Jim Justice, presentations from State Superintendent W. Clayton Burch, and a fireside chat with Marshall University President Brad Smith.

The Imagination Library program in West Virginia is administered through a partnership between Marshall University’s June Harless Center and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). Last year, the WVDE announced a major Imagination Library milestone with all 55 counties becoming active in the program. Dolly promised to visit West Virginia once all counties were onboard, making the state one of 11 in the U.S. with the distinction.

Tune in on August 9, 2022

Tune in and join Dolly for two livestream broadcasts on August 9, 2022, as we celebrate the statewide success of the Imagination Library in Ohio and West Virginia! For more information on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to check availability and register a child, visit imaginationlibrary.com.

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