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Dolly Parton Partners With José Feliciano on New Version of “Eagle When She Flies”

Published September 20, 2021 / Last Updated September 29, 2021
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Award-winning musician José Feliciano adds Latin influence to Dolly’s country music classic, “Eagle When She Flies”

Global music icons José Feliciano and Dolly Parton released their first-ever song collaboration in a new recording of “Eagle When She Flies.” Dolly originally wrote and recorded “Eagle When She Flies” for the 1991 album of the same title, with the song reaching No. 33 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Now, Dolly has partnered with award-winning Puerto Rican musician José Feliciano to add some “new flair” to her song in a new recording, released on September 17 along with a new lyric video.

“Eagle When She Flies” releases on the heels of Feliciano’s recent 50-year anniversary celebration of his iconic holiday classic, “Feliz Navidad.” No stranger to the country music world, he has recorded many country songs in the span of his legendary career and performed with some of the genre’s most critically-acclaimed artists, including Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Glenn Campbell. Now, his collaboration with Dolly marks his latest contribution to the country music world. Feliciano shared,

“‘Eagle When She Flies’ became very personal when my producer, Rick Jarrard, brought it to me for our Nashville recording session for the ‘Behind This Guitar’ album. After hearing it the very first time, I knew exactly what Dolly was saying, knowing certain women who are precisely what the song is about and so I needed to echo that, myself. I am blown away and so honored, really, that she offered to sing it with me. You know, Dolly, herself, is a magnificent eagle.”

Now Available

“Eagle When She Flies,” featuring José Feliciano and Dolly Parton, is available now via all digital and streaming services.

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‘Eagle When She Flies’

Published April 6, 1991 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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 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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