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Country music icon, Dolly Parton, has announced the upcoming release of her latest album, Run, Rose, Run, out this March 4th. The album, out on Butterfly Records in partnership with Ingrooves/UMG, is the companion project to an original novel,Run, Rose, Run, co-authored by James Patterson and Parton releasing on March 7th. The album will be available on all digital streaming platforms and for digital download, as well as in CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants.
DOLLY PARTON has partnered with author JAMES PATTERSON to co-author a novel, the first such project for the singer-songwriter. “Run, Rose, Run” will be published by LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY on MARCH 7th, 2022. PARTON will simultaneously release an album of the same name, consisting of 12 original songs she was inspired by the book to write, record and produce. The novel also includes lyrics to the songs, which are essential to the story. This dual release will mark the first time a #1 bestselling author and an entertainment icon have collaborated on a book and an album.
DOLLY PARTON DEBUTS AT #1 ON TWO BILLBOARD CHARTS WITH A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS ALBUM Her First Holiday Album in 30 Years Takes Top Spot on Country Albums Chart and Holiday Albums Chart Dolly Parton has been an inspiring and comforting voice for generations of fans around the world her entire career. This year, when we all could use a little extra cheer, Dolly has once again provided solace and joy with the release of her latest holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, which has reached the #1 spot on both the Billboard Country and Holiday charts in its first week. The album released on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music is available for purchase and streaming worldwide.
FROM THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF TENNESSEE TO INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARDOM, ONE ICONIC ENTERTAINER HAS SPENT THE LAST 50 YEARS SINGING AND LAUGHING HER WAY INTO OUR HEARTS… TIME LIFE PROUDLY UNVEILS A DELUXE, FIRST-EVER, DVD COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTING THE SPECTACULAR CAREER OF THE QUEEN OF COUNTRY DOLLY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION The Greatest Moments from Dolly’s Rags-to-Rhinestones Career are on Full Display across 19-DVDs and 35 Hours – Nearly 30 Hours of Which Hasn’t Been Seen Since Broadcast. Hand-Picked by Dolly Herself, the Set Includes Dolly’s Variety Shows from the ‘70s & ‘80s, The Porter Wagoner Show, Her Unforgettable Live From London Concert, the Authorized Documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am, as well as an Exclusive New Interview with the Legend Herself, Produced Just for This Collection And So Much More! Not Available at Retail, This Set is Only Available Via Direct Response or Online at TimeLife.com/DollyParton
Country legend and literacy advocate Dolly Parton is helping to kick off YouTube Kids Reading Month, an annual initiative aiming to encourage children’s love of reading. Parton, who has been a passionate advocate for literacy for decades inspired by her own father’s inability to read and write, has created a specially curated playlist for kids and families to enjoy. In 1995 she started the Imagination Library, a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to cultivate their love of reading. You can check out Dolly’s playlist here or if you are viewing from a desktop, then please take a look here. In addition to Dolly Parton’s playlist, there will be a selection of other playlists debuting throughout Reading Month including a fun compilation ofcelebrity #Readalongs including Jimmy Fallon, Viola Davis, and Kristen Bell as they read their favorite children’s books. To view the playlist in the YouTube Kids app click here and view here if you are viewing from a desktop computer. Nickelodeon sensation Jojo Siwa is also trying to rally kids by sharing her zeal for reading with the Nickelodeon playlist which you can view here and here if you need to view from a desktop. More About YouTube Kids Reading Month From early literacy learning to read-alongs of favorite kids books, Reading Month on YouTube Kids aims to unlock literacy for children around the world. The month-long initiative will kick-off in the U.S., and select global territories this August, enabling kids to explore the magic of the written word and #ReadAlong with YouTube Kids. Beyond the fun playlists, YouTube Kids will also introduce “Word of the Day,” where viewers will see a special tile in their Recommended category. Once clicked on, they will be directed to a screen which will introduce them to a new “word of the day” with an associated video displayed below. More About YouTube Kids The YouTube Kids app is the first Google product built from the ground up with kids in mind. The app makes it easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore and is available for free on Google Play and the App store. YouTube Kids continues to put parents in the driver’s seat withadditional parental controls that allow parents to choose what is right for their family.
At a time when women’s voices are being raised, Woman Walk The Line: How The Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives continues resonating. With recent appearances on SiriusXM’s Debatable, Emmy-nominated “Pickler & Ben,” Rolling Stone and Mojo, the collection of personal essays by 27 women of varying ages, races, occupations and orientations has won the prestigious Belmont Book Award. Presented on June 1 during the International Country Music Conference held annually at Belmont University, the conference is the foremost academic gathering devoted to country, roots and bluegrass music in the nation. “I was startled and thrilled for all of the writers and the artists they celebrated,” editor and contributor Holly Gleason said of the news. “I know how academically accomplished those judges are, and it speaks volumes about the work each of these women did. How music impacts a life, changes a person or even empowers an individual is something we don’t pay enough attention to. At a time when #MeToo and TimesUp matters, this book – and the response to it — is proof that positive women do listen to women’s art, and find within that art a sense of strength, comfort, inspiration and validation. What’s amazing is how many men did, too.” Named one of No Depression’s Top 10 Books of 2017 and a selection of Minneapolis’ Public Radio’s Rock & Roll Book club, Rolling Stone proclaimed, “There’s probably no better time for Woman Walk The Line… the groundbreakers continue to strike many chords,” Santa Fe New Mexican declared, “a sisterhood — even a whisper network — in the genre that predates #MeToo by decades,” and Britain’s MOJO offered, “The stylistic line from Maybelle Carter through Dolly Parton on up to Taylor Swift isn’t a straight on, and the intention of this absorbing anthology isn’t to pretend that it is…intimate, inspirational essays.” Fixin’ To Write also put the anthology PASTE called “truly stunning” on their 2017 Books We Loved list with Roxanne Gay’s Hunger, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Misfit’s Manifesto, Marie Howe’s Magdalene, Sasha Steensen’s House of Deer,Ariel Levy’s The Rules Do Not Apply, Jennifer Weiner’s Hungry Heart and Sarah Vowell’s Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. “I think women’s art is never as respected as it should be,” Gleason continued. “That’s why this anthology was important to me. Ronni Lundy, who won the top James Beard Award, on the power of Hazel Dickens as a voice of protest and a woman in the 70s? A transgendered writer on Rosanne Cash seeing past the transition to embrace who was going to be as the embodiment of what her music held? Even 17-year old Taylor Swift on Brenda Lee illuminating superstardom as a true artist when she was a young girl? It adds up, and it says, ‘Hell, yeah, we’re here, and we don’t just matter, we manifest!’ This honor recognizes those things in such a profound way.” As The New York Times wrote, “Each of the 27 essays focuses on the experience of when music was a savior, an inspiration or an Continue reading Woman Walk The Line Wins Belmont Book Award
A benefit concert for the Americana Music Association® at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Wednesday, May 9 will feature some of this generation’s greatest talents paying homage to the pioneering women in songwriting history, including Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Bessie Smith, Carole King, Mahalia Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and many more. Appearing to cover some of these legends are Amy Helm, The Barr Brothers, Cassandra Jenkins, Courtney Marie Andrews, Craig Finn from The Hold Steady, Deva Mahal, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Jade Bird, Kam Franklin from The Suffers, Kanene Pipkin from The Lone Bellow, Lola Kirke, Nicki Bluhm, and Vera Sola, with others to be announced. The show is being produced by Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Hannah Gold (City Winery/ Luck Reunion) and Drew Thurlow (Sony Masterworks, SVP of A&R), with music direction from Josh Kaufman (Bob Weir, The National). Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Lola Kirke from Mozart in the Jungle. This year’s event is made possible in part by the support of Change The Conversation, a community coalition fighting gender inequality in the music industry. All proceeds will benefit the Americana Music Association®, a not-for-profit music trade organization. Since 1999, the mission of the Americana Music Association® has been to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. In recent years, the Association has been a galvanizing force garnering recognition from the Recording Academy (Best Americana Album Award), Billboard‘s Americana/Folk Album Chart and the inclusion of the musical term, Amer·i·ca·na, to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Tickets for the tribute show will be made available for purchase by members of the Americana Music Association® during an exclusive pre-sale on Thursday, April 5 beginning at 9AM EST. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 6 starting at 9AM EST and can be purchased here: http://axs.com/events/352728/americana-benefit-tickets?skin=mhow About the Americana Music Association®: The Americana Music Association® is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year; including AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program. The Americana Music Association® receives enormous support from the Tennessee Department of Tourism, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, Lagunitas Brewing Company, RAM, Mountain Valley Water, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC. About AMERICANAFEST®: The 19th annual AMERICANAFEST®: The Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 11-16, 2018. The event brings together fans and music industry professionals alike, offering six days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For information on how to purchase a conference registration, please visit www.americanamusic.org. About Change the Conversation: Change the Conversation, an organization founded in 2014 by music executives Leslie Fram, Tracy Gershon and Beverly Keel, fights gender inequality in the music business by providing support, education, and a community for female artists and music professionals. For more information, visit www.changetheconversation.net.