Vinyl Me, Please announced on Wednesday, March 29, the first Dolly album they will be issuing in addition to the previously announced 12 titles in the Vinyl Me, Parton subscription. Dolly's 2016 album, Pure & Simple, will be released on vinyl for the first time in July. The 10-track album is to be pressed on Galaxy Green vinyl and limited to 2,000 copies which will be numbered. The pre-order is exclusive for Vinyl Me, Please members (for $35) until noon on Friday, March 31, when it will become available to non-members (for $38). To pre-order your copy click here!
March 28, 1995: The compilation album, I Will Always Love You: The Essential Dolly Parton One, is released. The album features two previously unreleased songs, Dolly's original 1976 recording of "To Daddy" and a solo version of her Kenny Rogers duet, "Real Love".
March 28, 2016: "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (Alternate Take 1994) is released as the first single from The Complete Trio Collection.
March 29, 1982: Dolly's twenty-fourth solo studio album, Heartbreak Express, is released. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
March 29, 2005: The Bellamy Brothers released their Angels & Outlaws, Volume 1 album. Dolly is featured on a new recording of their 1979 hit single, "If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me".
March 20, 2006: "Where Do the Children Play" (with special guest Yusuf Islam) is released in Europe as the fourth and final single from Dolly's forty-first solo studio album, Those Were the Days.
March 21, 1977: "Light of a Clear Blue Morning" is released as the first single from Dolly's eighteenth solo studio album, New Harvest…First Gathering. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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March 25, 1977: "You Are" is released as the first UK single (second overall) from Dolly's eighteenth solo studio album, New Harvest…First Gathering. The single's B-side, "Applejack", would later be promoted as the A-side around August 1977, when it was released as a single in the Netherlands.
March 26, 2013: The Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies compilation album is released. Dolly contributed "It’s Too Late" to the collection.
March 14, 1988: "Wildflowers" is released as the fourth and final single from Dolly, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronsatdt's Trio album. The Parton-penned single peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
March 15, 1971: "Comin' for to Carry Me Home" is released as a single. It peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. While the song was not included on Dolly's 1971 gospel album, The Golden Streets of Glory, its B-side (the album’s title track) was included.
March 16, 1981: "But You Know I Love You" is released as the second single from Dolly's twenty-third solo album, 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
March 16, 1992: "Straight Talk" is released as the first single from the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The single reached number 64 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
March 6, 1972: "Lost Forever in Your Kiss" is released as the first single from Porter and Dolly's eighth collaboration album, Together Always. The single peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
March 6, 1972: Dolly released her ninth solo studio album, Touch Your Woman. The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
March 7, 1991: Dolly released her thirty-first solo studio album, Eagle When She Flies. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
March 7, 2022: The Run, Rose, Run audiobook is released digitally. It would not be released on CD until March 29.
Ben Childers is the administrator of The Dolly Parton Discography. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, he grew up taking family vacations to the Smokies and Dollywood. His love for Dolly and her music reached a fanatical level in April 2013. After spending countless hours researching and cataloging Dolly's musical output, he decided to open a website dedicated to her discography.