Country Music Icons Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton Unite for “Pretty Paper”

Published October 5, 2020 / Last Updated October 9, 2020

Longtime friends Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton collaborate on “Pretty Paper” on A Holly Dolly Christmas

Country Music icons and longtime friends, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, reunite on “Pretty Paper” for Dolly’s new holiday album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas.” The album is Dolly’s first Christmas release in 30 years and features an array of special guests. Willie’s appearance on “Pretty Paper” is certainly a highlight, as it reunites two of music’s most honored performers.

Willie and Dolly’s friendship extends beyond music, but it was music that brought them together. In the early days of their careers, Willie and Dolly bonded over a shared love of songwriting. Later, they would go on to perform and record together on songs such as 1982 Top 10 hit, “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way),” from the collaborative compilation album The Winning Hand. They also shared the small screen with their dear friend Kenny Rogers for the 1989 television special, Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong. In 2013, Willie released To All the Girls…, which featured a touching duet with Dolly on her song “From Here to the Moon and Back.” Today, their long-lasting friendship has brought the legendary songwriters back together to recreate Willie’s timeless classic, “Pretty Paper.” When reflecting on his friendship with Dolly, Willie said,

“I love her! Anything she sings!… And I’m glad to sing with her anytime, anywhere.”

In an exclusive Front Porch interview, Willie talks about his relationship with Dolly. In addition to their friendship, Willie discusses his excitement to collaborate with her again.

Watch Willie Nelson’s Front Porch interview to hear more about their special collaboration on “Pretty Paper,” then see what Dolly had to say about Willie in her exclusive Front Porch interview.

 

 

 

A Holly Dolly Christmas

Available now, A Holly Dolly Christmas is Dolly’s first holiday album in 30 years. This festive collection of music includes treasured Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as five original tunes written by Dolly, one she co-wrote with Kent Wells and one written by her niece, Jada Star, with co-writer Barry Jobe. The album features incredible duets with some of Dolly’s dearest friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson and also spotlights a special song with her brother, Randy Parton, and niece, Heidi Parton.

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Team DollyCountry Music Icons Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton Unite for “Pretty Paper”

Dolly Parton Reunites With Willie Nelson For Epic Duet On “Pretty Paper”

Published October 4, 2020 / Last Updated October 26, 2020

Dolly Parton Shares how “Pretty Paper” brought her back together with longtime friend Willie Nelson

With a list of memorable duets forged in music history, longtime friends Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson reunited to record “Pretty Paper,” a song penned by Nelson in the early 60s. Little did they know, in the early days of their careers as staff songwriters at Combine Music, that they would both become living legends and share nearly 60 years of friendship.

Dolly fell in love with “Pretty Paper” the first time she heard it and knew she wanted to someday record it on a Christmas project of her own. When she began gathering songs for A Holly Dolly Christmas, “Pretty Paper” was at the top of her list. She wasted no time in calling her dear friend, Willie Nelson, and asked him to join her on a new version of his timeless holiday classic. When discussing the opportunity to work with her lifelong friend again, Dolly said,

“I’ve always loved Willie’s songs. I really, really just love anything he writes.”

In an exclusive Front Porch interview, Dolly talks about her friendship with Willie. She also shares how this collaboration came about.

Be sure to watch Willie’s exclusive Front Porch interview about his collaboration with Dolly on “Pretty Paper.”

A Holly Dolly Christmas

Available now, A Holly Dolly Christmas is Dolly’s first holiday album in 30 years. This festive collection of music includes treasured Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as five original tunes written by Dolly, one she co-wrote with Kent Wells and one written by her niece, Jada Star, with co-writer Barry Jobe. The album features incredible duets with some of Dolly’s dearest friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson and also spotlights a special song with her brother, Randy Parton, and niece, Heidi Parton.

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Dolly Parton Releases “A Holly Dolly Christmas”

Published October 2, 2020 / Last Updated October 5, 2020
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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Beloved global entertainment icon, Dolly Parton releases “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” her first holiday album in 30 years.

GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment and international icon Dolly Parton has released her Christmas album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas” today. Releasing on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music, the album is her first holiday release 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 include some of Dolly’s dearest friends including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Darren and Rhonda Vincent, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton.

“I’ve never been more excited about a project in my whole career than my Holly Dolly Christmas album,” says Dolly. “I’m singing with some of the greatest artists ever on some of our favorite classic Christmas songs and a few new ones that I have written. I hope we all have a Holly Dolly Christmas this year!”

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“A Holly Dolly Christmas” Track Listing:

  1. Holly Jolly Christmas – Dolly Parton
  2. Christmas Is (feat. Miley Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
  3. Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas – Dolly Parton, Michael Bublé
  4. Christmas On The Square – Dolly Parton
  5. Circle Of Love – Dolly Parton
  6. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon
  7. Comin’ Home For Christmas – Dolly Parton
  8. Christmas Where We Are (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
  9. Pretty Paper – Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson
  10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Dolly Parton
  11. You Are My Christmas (feat. Randy Parton) – Dolly Parton
  12. Mary, Did You Know? – Dolly Parton

Christmas on the Front Porch Interviews

Watch exclusive interviews with Dolly Parton and her special guest artists and songwriters featured on “A Holly Dolly Christmas” in this limited series, Christmas on the Front Porch Interviews.

 
 

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“Dolly Parton’s New Christmas Album Will Save 2020” – Glamour

“Dolly Parton’s ushering in the Christmas season early!” – People

“Well, we’re pleased to report that – as per usual – Dolly Parton is about to come to our rescue, even if she’s not sweeping in through our chimneys.” – Southern Living

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CMA 50th “Forever Country” Epic Video Featuring Dolly Parton

Published September 21, 2016 / Last Updated September 21, 2016
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The stars have aligned, and the result is pure magic in “Forever Country” featuring Dolly Parton and 29 of Country Music’s legendary and current acts.

Grammy-winning director, Joseph Kahn has created a masterpiece in the new “Forever Country” music video. It’s Country music’s history, legacy, tradition, evolution and future on a spectacular moving canvas.

While her self-described simple lyrics from “I Will Always Love You” are woven throughout “Forever Country,” Dolly Parton’s presence in the video is nothing short of enchanting.


Dolly, Willie Nelson and 28 artists appear in what can only be described as the most incredible celebration of the genre since its inception. From breathtaking scenes within the Blue Ridge Mountains to a street view of the historic Ryman Auditorium the images tug on the heartstrings of generations of country fans. Watch closely for a glimpse of legends like Randy Travis, Charley Pride and Alabama. Current stars are also in the mix including Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.

CMA 50th “Forever Country” is a mashup of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by the late John Denver, “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson and Dolly’s “I Will Always Love You.”

Viewers of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” received a sneak peek of the “Forever Country” video during the Tuesday night episode on Sept. 20. The world premiere was held online at ForeverCountry50.com.

“Forever Country” was introduced to radio listeners on Friday, Sept. 16. Proceeds from the sale of this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration benefit the CMA Foundation, which donates millions to support music education in schools.

The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville, TN on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

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CMA 50th “Forever Country” Single Featuring Dolly Parton

Published September 16, 2016 / Last Updated September 16, 2016
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Dolly Parton’s signature song “I Will Always Love You” is part of CMA 50th “Forever Country” Single!

“Forever Country” is a mashup of three Country mega hits by Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and the late John Denver.

Thirty legendary and current Country superstars including Dolly and Willie appear in this first-of-its-kind, genre-specific music video directed by Grammy Awards Winner, Joseph Kahn. It’s hailed as the biggest music video in the history of the format.

Together “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “On the Road Again” and “I Will Always Love You” make up “Forever Country.” These songs are not only synonymous with the icons who made them famous, but each one is a timeless classic. All three have taken their rightful place both in music and in American Pop Culture.

“Forever Country” hits radio airwaves on Friday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. EST and the highly anticipated video will debut on Tuesday, September 20.

Proceeds from the sale of “Forever Country” benefit the CMA Foundation, which donates millions to support music education in schools.

The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville, TN on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

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