July 17, 1978: Dolly released her twentieth solo studio album, Heartbreaker. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 27 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold by the RIAA one month later for shipment of more than 500,000 copies.
July 19, 1971: The Best of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton compilation album is released. It included one previously unreleased song, "Better Move It on Home". The album peaked at number seven on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
July 21, 2008: "Shinola" is released as the third single from Dolly's forty-second solo studio album, Backwoods Barbie.
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July 10, 1972: "Washday Blues" is released as the first single from Dolly's tenth solo studio album, My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner. It peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
July 12, 1982: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack album is released. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 63 on the Billboard 200.
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July 12, 1982: "I Will Always Love You" (form The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack) and "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" (from Dolly's Heartbreak Express) are released as a double A-single. "I Will Always Love You" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" did not chart on its own, but did chart as the flip side of "I Will Always Love You" on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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July 5, 1976: "All I Can Do" is released as the second single from Dolly's album of the same name. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
July 5, 2014: "I Believe in You" is released as a free download promotional single to promote Dolly's Imagination Library through her official website. The release was intended to precede the 2014 release of Dolly's first children's album which saw a limited release in 2015. The single would be released commercially in 2017 preceding the album's commercial release.
July 6, 2012: "From Here to the Moon and Back" by Dolly, Kris Kristofferson, and Jeremy Jordan is released as the second single from the Joyful Noise soundtrack. It peaked at number two on both the Billboard Christian Digital Sales chart and the Billboard Gospel Digital Sales chart.
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.