GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment and international icon Dolly Parton announces the release of “Mary, Did You Know?” today from her upcoming Christmas album, "A Holly Dolly Christmas," available everywhere on October 2. The classic holiday tune follows a series of Christian faith-based releases from Dolly including the #1 Platinum single and Grammy winning song, with Four-time Grammy award-winning Christian Pop Duo, for KING & COUNTRY, “God Only Knows,” which she performed with the duo at the 2019 CMA Awards. That same evening Dolly took the stage with Grammy award-winning Christian artist, Zach Williams, to perform their hit song, “There Was Jesus.” The track is Dolly’s first Top 10 single on Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay charts, and is currently top 5 and climbing on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs & Christian Airplay charts this week. Dolly’s steadfast connection to her faith has been a theme throughout her legendary career, from her childhood in the East Tennessee mountains singing hymns at church with her family, to now when the world can collectively use a little something more to believe in.
"'Mary, Did You Know?' is one of the greatest, sweetest, well-written songs that I’ve ever had the chance to sing on,” says Dolly. “When I was recording it, I got very emotional. It is to me what Christmas is about and I’m proud to be able to sing it for my upcoming album.”
Releasing on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music, "A Holly Dolly Christmas" is Dolly's first holiday album in 30 years and includes some of the timeless Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as a few original tracks. Five of the 12 tracks were written solely by Dolly with one additional co-write with Kent Wells. Duet partners and featured artists on the album are some of Dolly's dearest friends including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton.
"A Holly Dolly Christmas" is available now worldwide for digital pre-add/pre-save/pre-order, exclusive pre-order bundles, and physical pre-order.
"A Holly Dolly Christmas" Track Listing
Photo Credit: Stacie Huckeba
Courtesy of Butterfly Records, LLC
Recently, Dolly also announced her partnership with Chronicle Books to release "Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics." The visual memoir and annotated songbook will give an intimate look at Dolly's enduring career as a songwriter, musician, and Country legend. Fans will have access to the stories behind the lyrics in Dolly's own words with never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia, bringing them closer to her work than ever before. The Recorded Books audiobook form and CD of "Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics" will be available on November 17, 2020, and is currently available for preorder on Amazon.
"Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics" will be available on November 17, 2020.
To pre-order, please visit: Dolly.ChronicleBooks.com.
Good Housekeeping offers readers an exclusive first taste from Dolly Parton's upcoming holiday release, "A Holly Dolly Christmas." The song, "Mary, Did You Know?" is one of 12 songs on the new album which is due out Oct. 2, 2020. On Instagram, Dolly shared her fondness for the song and why it was important for her to have it on this project. She said,
"I got very emotional recording 'Mary, Did You Know?' It’s the sweetest song about beautiful things being born out of unexpected situations and that’s a message we all need to hear now more than ever."
“A Holly Dolly Christmas” is available now worldwide for digital pre-add/pre-save/pre-order, exclusive pre-order bundles, and physical pre-order.