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‘The Acoustic Collection 1999 – 2002’

Published October 10, 2006 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly’s acoustic box set, ‘The Acoustic Collection 1999 – 2002,’ includes songs from her popular Bluegrass recordings

On October 10, 2006, Dolly released a box set called “The Acoustic Collection 1999 – 2002,” produced on the Sugar Hill label. This acoustic collection includes several of her most beloved Bluegrass albums (“The Grass is Blue,” “Little Sparrow,” “Halos and Horns“) and a bonus disc including several remixes of previously released songs, two songs from the tribute album “Just Because I’m a Woman,” four music videos (“Shine,” “I’m Gone,” “Dagger Through the Heart,” “The Grass is Blue” – with Norah Jones), and a full album of pictures from the recording sessions for the three albums that form the core of the set.

Team Dolly‘The Acoustic Collection 1999 – 2002’

‘Just Because I’m a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton’

Published October 14, 2003 / 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.

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A tribute album featuring an elite group of artists performing Dolly’s songs

On Oct. 14, 2003, Sugar Hill Records released a multi-artist Dolly tribute album entitled “Just Because I’m a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton,” named after her 1968 song and album of the same name. The album included cover versions of Dolly’s songs from an impressive and diverse list of stars–

  • Alison Krauss
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Norah Jones
  • Joan Osborne
  • Shelby Lynne
  • Mindy Smith
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Shania Twain
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Sinead O’Connor
  • Allison Moorer
  • Me’Shell Ndegeocello

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Shania Twain and Alison Krauss’ version of Dolly’s song, “Coat of Many Colors” received a GRAMMY nomination for Country Collaboration With Vocals. Emmylou Harris said of the album and Dolly,

“I believe it is the poet in Dolly, the songs that pour out from her soul and into our grateful waiting hearts that have both anchored and lifted her over the years… This is perhaps her most enduring legacy as an artist and the one we celebrate here with this album. Dolly you done good.”

Dolly’s reaction to the album and the contributions of so many young artists reflected her usual good humor and perspective,

“With all these young people (around), I had this joke I’ve been kidding them with… I said, ‘Hell, I was already into plastic surgery when you were still sleeping on plastic sheets!'”

Team Dolly‘Just Because I’m a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton’

‘The Grass Is Blue’ wins GRAMMY

Published February 21, 2001 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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The Grass is Blue’ wins GRAMMY award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2001

Dolly’s reaction was anything but reserved,

“I broke my high heels jumping up and down. It is one of the biggest thrills of my bluegrass life.”

In addition to earning Dolly her sixth GRAMMY Award, ‘The Grass Is Blue‘ won Album of the Year Award in 2000 from the International Bluegrass Music Association. The award ceremony was held in October of 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Team Dolly‘The Grass Is Blue’ wins GRAMMY

‘Little Sparrow’

Published January 16, 2001 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly releases 36th solo album, ‘Little Sparrow’

Dolly released her 36th studio album “Little Sparrow” on Jan. 16, 2001. The album was second in a series of folk and bluegrass albums which began with Dolly’s GRAMMY Award-winning release, “The Grass is Blue.”

Dolly wanted to continue her exploration of her bluegrass roots but also add elements beyond bluegrass with the album,

“… I’m calling it ‘blue mountain music…It’s mountain music and it’s bluegrass.”

Charlotte Robinson, in her review of the album, felt that the combination of styles “goes right back to the source of bluegrass—Celtic music. Not only are there banjos and autoharps on the album, but Northern Irish group Altan contributes whistles, bouzoukis and haunting Gaelic verse.”

“Little Sparrow” hit No. 97 on the Billboard 200 and reached No. 12 on the country albums chart. It received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.

Team Dolly‘Little Sparrow’

‘The Grass is Blue’

Published October 4, 1999 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly releases 35th solo album, ‘The Grass is Blue’

On Oct. 4, 1999, Dolly released her 35th studio album ‘The Grass is Blue,’ marking a much-heralded return to her bluegrass roots. Dolly is credited as one of several artists to spark a revival of bluegrass music in the early 2000s.

Dolly talked about how natural doing a bluegrass album felt,

“…I’ve always admired, respected and been around true bluegrass musicians and groups and singers, and so this was such a natural thing for me to do.”

“The Grass is Blue” won a GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album and Album of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Dolly also picked an additional GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance with the song, “Travelin’ Prayer.”

The album climbed to No. 198 on the Billboard 200 and No. 24 on the Top Country Albums Chart.

 

Team Dolly‘The Grass is Blue’