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Dolly Parton's New Album Pure & Simple Available Worldwide

Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville Announce Joint Venture; Dolly Parton's New Album Pure & Simple Available Worldwide

World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly's new studio album,Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution. Released on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville

"I may not be pure, but I'm as simple as they come! This new Pure & Simple project is really special to me because I'm taking my fans back to my roots. I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn't go overboard with arrangements. I'm so glad we've teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans," said Dolly Parton.

Remarked Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, "Dolly Parton is a national treasure and an iconic singer/songwriter. We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with her through this new global agreement. We are very proud to call her a member of the Sony Music family."

"This is a special reunion for Dolly, RCA Nashville and for me personally," commented Randy Goodman, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Nashville. "Our entire Sony Music Nashville team is elated." Continues Goodman, "We have a firm foundation of Dolly's incredible catalog of hits on RCA Nashville as well as Columbia Nashville."

Dolly Parton, co-producer and songwriter on Pure & Simple, also revealed the album's cover art and track listing today (see below).

Dolly Parton
Album title: Pure & Simple
Produced by Dolly Parton

    Pure and Simple
    Say Forever You'll Be Mine
    Never Not Love You
    Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
    Can't Be That Wrong
    Outside Your Door
    Tomorrow Is Forever
    I'm Sixteen
    Head Over High Heels
    Forever Love

The following is Dolly's upcoming concert schedule.
 
DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE TOUR:

Sept. 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
Sept. 10 Foley Fair Grounds - Seguin, ON, Canada
Sept. 12 MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sept. 13 Mosaic Place - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Sept. 16 Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB, Canada
Sept. 17 Rogers Place - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Sept. 19 Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sept. 21 ShoWare Center - Kent, Wash. SOLD OUT
Sept. 22 Northern Quest Casino - Airway Heights, Wash.
Sept. 24 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, Calif.
Sept. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 27 Valley View Casino - San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 28 Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, Calif.
Sept. 30 Laughlin Amphitheatre - Laughlin, Nev.
Oct. 01 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 02 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.
Nov. 15 Pigeon Forge Convention Center - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 18 North Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston S.C.
Dec. 06 Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX
Dec. 09 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.
Dec. 10 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.
 
ABOUT DOLLY PARTON
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in "Steel Magnolias," "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone," and "Straight Talk" followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton's Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012. To learn more about this American icon, visit DollyParton.com.
 
ABOUT SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE:
Sony Music Nashville includes its three country label operations - Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville - and Provident Music Group, one of the world's leading Christian music companies.

ABOUT SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT:
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Ari

DOLLY PARTON AND SIRIUSXM PREMIERE 'PURE & SIMPLE' ALBUM SPECIAL ON WILLIE'S ROADHOUSE

SiriusXM Declares "Dolly Day" on Prime Country
 
Dolly Parton fans and SiriusXM subscribers are having a great week! Not only is Dolly's highly-anticipated new album Pure & Simple now, but Dolly Parton's SiriusXM special aired on Willie Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse!  Additionally, SiriusXM has declared Friday, Aug. 26 "Dolly Day," on Prime Country. Click here to purchase Pure & Simple.
 
"I couldn't wait for fans to hear the SiriusXM special," said Dolly. "I gave everyone a little insight into the inspiration, writing and making of Pure & Simple and The Complete Trio Collection."
 
Summer looks to be ending with quite a bang for the Icon, with the release of Pure & Simple, as well as the highly-anticipatedThe Complete Trio Collection, a three-disc collection of all of the recordings from the 1987 and 1999 albums that paired her with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Together, they achieved four top-tens from the first collection - including the # 1 "To Know Him Is To Love Him" and the Grammy-winning "Telling Me Lies." Rhino will issue that collection on September 9.
 
Pure & Simple - a collection of love songs - has garnered glowing reviews, prompting USA Today to say "After half a century's worth of performance, Dolly Parton's voice still bubbles like a freshly popped bottle of champagne.," and Sounds Like Nashville to utter that "the new material here shines the brightest - and that is a very good thing that she continues to grant us occasional glimpses into her genius - as well as her imagination!" The new disc will be available in a regular edition from Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, plus an exclusive version for Walmart that includes a second disc of Dolly's Biggest Hits.
 
In hosting the radio show herself, the songstress went back to her roots, as she gained her earliest exposure as a musical act on Farm and Home Hour, Knoxville businessman Cas Walker's radio show on WIVK in the 1950s.
 
DOLLY PARTON RELEASES PURE & SIMPLE WITH DOLLY'S BIGGEST HITS- 2 CD SET - EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART
 
Dolly Parton, who released her 43rd studio album, Pure & Simple, a disc of 10 new songs, is excited to announce the exclusive Walmart 2 CD package which includes Pure & Simple with Dolly's Biggest Hits available NOW!

In support of Pure & Simple's release, Dolly performed on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and appeared on "Fox & Friends," and also on "TODAY."  Additional media hits included "Access Hollywood," "Celebrity Page," "CMT Top 20 Countdown," "GAC Great American Playlist," "Fox NewsEdge," CBS Newspath, CNN and many more!

Dolly Parton, the most honored female country performer of all time, has received 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and landed 25 songs at number 1 on the Billboard Country charts. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. And the litany goes on.

Dolly's career has spanned over five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, Straight Talk, and Joyful Noise. Parton received two Oscar nominations - one for writing the title tune toNine to Five and the other for Travelin' Thru from the filmTransamerica.

Fans can purchase the Walmart special version of Pure & Simple with a bonus disc, featuring Dolly's biggest hits and exclusive tracks, here smarturl.it/walmartdolly. A track list for the Walmart version follows.

Dolly Parton
Disc 1: Pure & Simple

    Pure and Simple
    Say Forever You'll Be Mine
    Never Not Love You
    Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
    Can't Be That Wrong
    Outside Your Door
    Tomorrow Is Forever
    I'm Sixteen
    Head Over High Heels
    Forever Love
    Mama - bonus track
    Lovin' You - bonus track


Disc 2: The Hits

    My Tennessee Mountain Home
    Coat of Many Colors
    How Great Thou Art
    Jolene
    Light of a Clear Blue Morning
    Here You Come Again
    Help!
    Islands in the Stream
    9 to 5
    I Will Always Love You


Global Superstar Dolly Parton Teams Up with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store to Release Deluxe Version of Pure & Simple Album

Dolly Parton: Pure & Simple

Parton hosts very first Cracker Barrel Front Porch Series with top emerging country artists
 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store today announced that Dolly Parton is its latest Spotlight Music artist. The legendary singer exclusively released a deluxe version of her new album Pure & Simple in Cracker Barrel stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com which is now available.

This deluxe offering of Pure & Simple features 10 new tracks inspired by Parton's East Tennessee roots. The album is complemented by several pieces of content exclusive to Cracker Barrel, including two versions of the singer's chart-topping hits "Jolene" and "9 to 5" recorded live at Glastonbury Festival and a 48-page magazine filled with photos and interviews highlighting memorable stories from Parton. The deluxe edition also includes coupons to various Parton attractions.

To celebrate the album's launch, Parton will host the Cracker Barrel Front Porch Series. This video series features Parton and some of today's emerging artists as they play humorous games such as "You're Sooooo Country," "Real Song or Fake Song," and "Dolly or Not Dolly." The original content will be released on Cracker Barrel's YouTube channel.

"My relationship with Cracker Barrel goes back a long way," said Parton. "We are giving their guests something very special with this deluxe album filled with pictures and interviews from my past and present. I am very excited to be working with them on this project; we make a great team."

Parton is an iconic superstar with more than 100 million records sold worldwide. She has garnered 25 No. 1s on the Billboard Country Music Chart, received seven Grammy Awards, and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.

"Dolly has been a wonderful friend to Cracker Barrel for many years," said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. "With our shared Tennessee roots and authentic Southern styles, Dolly and Cracker Barrel are a natural fit. From limited edition rocking chairs to exclusive and gold-certified albums, we've had a long and successful relationship, which we're incredibly proud to continue today."

Cracker Barrel has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard charts. Recent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music partners include the brand's first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and "Fight Song" singer Rachel Platten, its first R&B album with Anthony Hamilton, as well as recent albums from Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton and NEEDTOBREATHE.

Pure & Simple Track Listing

    Pure and Simple
    Say Forever You'll Be Mine
    Never Not Love You
    Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
    Can't Be That Wrong
    Outside Your Door
    Tomorrow Is Forever
    I'm Sixteen
    Head Over High Heels
    Forever Love
    Jolene (LIVE from Glastonbury)
    9 to 5 (LIVE from Glastonbury)


About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that's surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America's country heritage...all at a fair price. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and its affiliates operate 640 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store company-owned locations in 43 states and own the fast casual restaurants Holler & Dash™. Nation's Restaurant News' 2016 Consumer Picks survey named Cracker Barrel Old Country Store the Best Family-Dining Restaurant in America. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.

Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with beloved country music legend and business maven Dolly Parton in Nashville. Parton discussed her 43rd studio album, her 60-city tour (the biggest in 20+ years), her iconic look, incredible career and more.

Interview highlights:

  • On loving rhinestones: "I have to have all my sparkles. You know my big joke is, ‘I never leave a rhinestone unturned.' You can see for sure that's real with these, but these are the things I play on in concert and a lot of the clothes hanging up are things that I wear."
  • On celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary - "A lot of people have asked me that, and I always have my line of jokes The reason we've lasted 50 years is 'cause I've been gone 47 of those. We're good friends, we have a lot of respect for each other, but we're both crazy, we both have a great sense of humor. So, we have a lot of fun, and we're not in the same business...We thought, well, that's a long time to be married. What are we gonna do? I thought, wouldn't it be sweet if we just got married again? I never got that beautiful beaded wedding gown on my first wedding. It was just us, just intimate family and friends, and at our little house. Oh, yes, got all the pictures. So now, I have a real wedding album."
  • On the first song she's ever written: "It was a song about a little cobb doll. It's called Tiny Tassel Top. Daddy had, we used to always raise corn we had a lot of cobbs and shucks and stuff that we put to use in other ways. Daddy had burned some holes in this little cobb to make some eyes. Momma put the tassels back on and made her a little dress out the shucks. I was about five and I named her Tassel Top."
  • On the song she wants to be remembered by: "My personal favorite is ‘My Little Coat of Many Colors.' That's going to be a song that has taken on a new life of its own because we did the movie and it did so well - and I made it into a series based on my life story called Life of Many Colors."
  • On the first time she heard Whitney's Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You:"  "Kevin Costner has asked for that song. But I had never heard if they were gonna do it....I was drivin' home one day, and it came on the radio, and I thought, when she started out...my ears were what? And then, when she went into that, "I will always love you," ooh, it was one of the most overwhelming feelings I've ever had in my life...Well, a lot of people say that's Whitney's song, and I always say, "That's fine, she can have the credit, I just want my cash."
  • On her iconic look: "I felt more outgoing inside than my look because I'm not a natural beauty. So I just decided I'd paint it on, powder it up and let it shine... I always say good lighting, good makeup, good doctors and a good attitude. I say if I see it sagging, bagging or dragging then I'll have it plucked, tucked and sucked."
  • On her fans: "People feel like they know me. Their parents have grown up with me and then their kids they kind of introduce them. Then I did shows like "Hannah Montana" as Aunt Dolly and a lot of the younger people have found my songs. And a lot of my songs are easy to sing and do with these garage type bands like Jolene and just different so it's for different reasons. I've done the movies and I've done lots of TV. Yea, I've been around a long time."

Watch the full interview on Yahoo: http://yhoo.it/2bDnJ7M

Thanks For The Music Dolly!


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