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February 27, 1978: "Two Doors Down" and "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" are released as a double A-side single from Dolly's Here You Come Again album. "Two Doors Down" was aimed at pop radio, while "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" was aimed at country. "Two Doors Down" peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. "Two Doors Down" was re-recorded for the single release. This more up-beat, pop version of the song replaced the original version on all subsequent pressings of the album and is the version included on almost all compilation albums.
March 2, 1987: Dolly, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt release the Trio album. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipment of more the one million copies. The album won Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in addition to being nominated for Album of the Year. "Telling Me Lies" was also nominated for Best Country Song.
March 3, 1980: "Starting Over Again" is released as the first single from Dolly's twenty-second solo studio album, Dolly, Dolly, Dolly. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
March 4, 2022: Dolly released her forty-eighth solo studio album, Run, Rose, Run. A companion album to the novel of the same name (co-written by Dolly and James Patterson), it peaked at number four on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The same day, "Woman Up (And Take It Like a Man)" was released as the album's third and final single.
"Peace Like a River", Dolly and Dionne Warwick's highly anticipated gospel duet, was released today (February 24). The song was written by Dolly back in the 1980s, but she never released it. Although, a portion of the songs lyrics were featured on a greeting card from Dolly's Hallmark collection in the 1990s. Dolly told Robin Roberts in a February 7 interview on Good Morning America that she sent Dionne a demo of the song recorded in the 1990s and that she loved it and wanted to record it as a duet. Dionne called the song "Dolly's testimony" and a "song of inspiration." The new single was produced by Dolly and Dionne's son, Damon Elliott. Listen to the single below. The February 7 Good Morning America interview and a picture of the greeting card are below, also. "Peace Like a River" is available for purchase or streaming on all digital platforms.
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February 20, 1994: "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" is released as the fifth and final single Julio Iglesias’ Crazy album. A duet with Dolly, the single peaked at number 35 on the Netherlands Mega Top 50 chart.
February 21, 1966: "Don’t Drop Out" is released as Dolly’s fourth pop leaning single for Monument Records. The single did not chart.
February 21, 2017: Dolly’s cover of the Brandi Carlile song, "The Story", is released as the first single from the charity album, Cover Stores.
February 22, 2000: Bryan Sutton released his Ready to Go album featuring a Dolly on a cover of her song, "Smoky Mountain Memories".
The first single from Olivia Newton-John's posthumous album, Just the Two of Us: The Duets Collection, Volume One, was released today (February 17). The single is a duet with Dolly on her 1974 song "Jolene". Olivia previously recorded a solo version on her 1976 album, Come On Over. News first broke that Dolly and Olivia had recorded a song together back in October 2021, when Kelly Lang mentioned in her book, I'm Not Going Anywhere, that she had recorded a song for the upcoming album and noted that Dolly had also recorded with Olivia. The new recording marks Dolly's eighteenth officially released version of the song, including studio versions, live recordings, and remixes. The full album will be released on May 5, 2023. You can hear the single now or watch the music videos below. The album is available for pre-order now on CD, LP, digital download, or streaming wherever you get your music!
A new Dolly compilation album is among the exclusive releases announced today for Record Store Day 2023. The Monument Singles Collection, 1964–1968 will be released on April 22, 2023. The LP release is limited to 5,500 copies and marks the first time Dolly's Monument era singles have been gathered together for a complete collection. The set has been remastered from the original mono master tapes and includes liner notes by award-winning author and Grammy-nominee Holly George-Warren.
Among the highlights are several tracks that have never officially been made available outside of their original 45 single release. Those tracks are "What Do You Think About Lovin'" (an overdubbed duet version with Brenda Lee was included on 1982's The Winning Hand), "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" (an overdubbed duet version with Willie Nelson was included on 1982's The Winning Hand), "I Took Him for Granted", "Control Yourself", "I'll Put It Off Until Tomorrow" (a rare "response" song to Dolly's previous composition "Put It Off Until Tomorrow"), and "Ping Pong" (an overdubbed duet version with Kris Kristofferson was included on 1982's The Winning Hand). The remaining tracks were either included on Dolly's 1967 debut album, Hello, I'm Dolly, the 1970 compilation As Long as I Love, or the 2009 4-disc box set Dolly.
The complete tracklisting is below (Side A is taken from the available promo image, and Side B is assumed based on what singles followed). Visit the official Record Store Day website for more information and to find a participating location near you!
Dolly has recorded a solo version of "The Last Thing on My Mind" for an upcoming Doc Watson tribute album. The single was released today, February 16, through all digital retailers by FLi Records and Budde Music. Doc Watson would have celebrated his centennial on March 3, and the tribute album, I Am a Pilgrim: Doc Watson at 100, will be released on April 28. Written and orignally recorded by Tom Paxton in 1964, "The Last Thing on My Mind" was Dolly and Porter Wagoner's first duet single in October 1967. Doc Watson recorded the song for his 1966 album, Southbound. Dolly and Doc performed the song together during MerleFest in 2001. In a press release Dolly said, "Doc Watson is everyone’s hero and a great guitar player. Some say he is the absolute best, and I was honored to get to work with him a few times in my career." The album was executive produced by Mitch Greenhill, Matthew Greenhill, and Peer Steinwald.
Take a listen to Dolly's new solo version below, in addition to Tom Paxton's original, Doc Watson's 1966 recording, Porter and Dolly's 1967 duet, and see the video of Dolly and Doc performing the song during a rehearsal for MerleFest in 2001.
View the album's complete track listing below the videos.
I Am a Pilgrim: Doc Watson at 100
FLi / Budde Music
April 28, 2023
February 14, 1972: Dolly released "Touch Your Woman" as the first and only single from her album of the same name. The single peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
February 14, 1977: Dolly released her eighteenth solo studio album, New Harvest…First Gathering. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 71 on the Billboard 200.
February 15, 1971: Dolly released The Golden Streets of Glory, her sixth solo studio album. The record peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
February 16, 2015: "Try" was released in the UK as the third single from Dolly’s forty-fourth solo studio album, Blue Smoke.
Vinyl Me, Please launched pre-orders for Dolly's limited run vinyl subscription club, Vinyl Me, Parton on Wednesday. The subscription comes in 3, 6, and 12 month options, priced at $128, $237, and $435, respectively. Four of the albums included in the subscription are being released on vinyl for the first time: Little Sparrow, Backwoods Barbie, Halos & Horns, and Those Were the Days. The subscription also includes quarterly merch bundles in addition to the records. Vinyl Me, Parton launches in April with My Tennessee Mountain Home. Check out Dolly's announcement video below and a full list of the records being released. Visit Vinyl Me, Please for full details and to purchase your subscription before they're gone!
February 6, 1996: Rhonda Vincent released her sixth studio album, Trouble Free. The album features Dolly on "The Blue Ain’t Workin’ on Me".
February 6, 2001: The Sweet November soundtrack album is released containing the Paula Cole and Dolly collaboration, "Heart Door".
February 7, 2006: The Transamerica soundtrack album is released. The soundtrack features the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy nominated Dolly song, "Travelin’ Thru", which she wrote for the film.
February 7, 2020: Galantis released their Church album, featuring Dolly and Mr. Probz on the song "Faith".