There was a huge surprise in store for country music fans yesterday with the digital release of six Dolly Parton albums! This release was the largest single digital catalog drop in Dolly’s career. The six albums are:
Little Sparrow (2001)
Halos and Horns (2002)
For God & Country (2003)
Live & Well (2004)
Those Were the Days (2005)
Better Day (2011)
In amongst the release is the particularly poignant ‘Hello God’ from Halos and Horns, a song originally released in reaction to the 9-11 terror attacks, with the hope it would bring healing and help in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
“Hello, God? Can you grant us love enough to make amends?
Hello, God? Is there still a chance that we could start again?
Can you help me go the distance? Hello God?”
Also amongst the collection are a live album recorded in Dollywood (Live and Well) and an album of cover songs from the 60’s and 70’s each featuring a guest on every track. When you realise those guests include Norah Jones, Keith Urban and Alison Krauss, you’ll know you’re in for a treat.
Aside from the album drops, it’s become an incredibly busy time for Dolly Parton, including a 10-week series named ‘Goodnight with Dolly’, where she reads bedtime stories for the many children affected by Covid-19, while posting humorous poems on Facebook for adults. At a time when the world is a strange and scary place, Dolly Parton’s familiar and comforting presence is making a difference to many – still managing to put smiles on faces the world over, despite the current crisis.
Here are links to the six albums:
Little Sparrow (2001) – https://smarturl.it/DPLittleSparrow
Halos & Horns (2002) – https://smarturl.it/HalosandHorns
For God and Country (2003) – https://smarturl.it/ForGodAndCountry
Live and Well (2004) – http://smarturl.it/DPLiveandWell
Those Were the Days (2005) – https://smarturl.it/DPThoseWereTheDays
Better Day (2011) – https://smarturl.it/DPBetterDay
Dolly Parton Official Social Accounts
ABOUT DOLLY PARTON
Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 41 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. Her 2016 #1 album, “Pure & Simple,” which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, added to that massive tally. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, including a 2017 win with Pentatonix for their collaboration on her iconic 1974 hit “Jolene”; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.