August 29, 2000: The Ricky Skaggs-produced Bill Monroe tribute album Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe is released, featuring Dolly singing "Cry, Cry Darlin'". The album peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
August 30, 1965: "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby", the second of Dolly's five pop-leaning singles for Monument Records is released. The single was Dolly's very first record to appear on a Billboard chart, peaked at number 108 on the Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart.
August 30, 2019: For King & Country released a remixed version of their song "God Only Knows" featuring Dolly. The music video for the remix was released the same day. The Dolly remix peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart. "God Only Knows" has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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August 31, 1987: "Those Memories of You" is released as the third single from Dolly, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris' 1987 Trio album. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. A music video for the song was released starring Harry Dean Stanton.
Dolly's 1990 Christmas album Home for Christmas will be reissued on LP on October 7, 2022. This marks the album's first wide release on vinyl. During its originally 1990 release the album was available on CD and cassette, while the vinyl edition was exclusive to the Netherlands, as most countries had stopped issuing LPs due to the rise of the CD and cassette formats. Check out the track listing below and and preorder your copy today!
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Home for Christmas track listing
Kelly Clarkson has announced her duet with Dolly on a new version of "9 to 5" will be released September 9, 2022. The Shane McAnally produced track was recorded for the documentary Still Working 9 to 5 and plays over the end credits.
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On Friday, August 26, 2022, Dolly announced an Ultimate Deluxe Edition of her 2020 Christmas album A Holly Dolly Christmas. The new edition is scheduled to be released on October 14, 2022, and includes eight bonus tracks. For Dolly collectors, the highlight of the album is the first commercial release of three songs from Dolly's 1986 TV movie A Smoky Mountain Christmas ("A Smoky Mountain Christmas", "(I'd Like to Spend) Christmas with Santa", and "Wrapped Up in You"). Two other tracks, "Three Candles" and "The Wish Book", were previously released on various editions of the album in 2020 and 2021. The remaining three bonus tracks are Dolly's 2004 collaboration with Rod Stewart on "Baby, It's Cold Outside", and "Something Bigger Than Me" and "Silent Night", Dolly's two contributions from the 1997 Annabelle's Wish soundtrack. Listen to the new single "A Smoky Mountain Christmas" and see the complete track listing below!
The album is available to preorder as a 2 LP white vinyl, CD, or digital download from Dolly's official store here.
A Holly Dolly Christmas (Ultimate Deluxe Edition) track listing
August 22, 1995: Dolly releases her thirty-third solo studio album, Something Special. It features re-recordings of the classic Parton compositions "Jolene", "The Seeker", and a duet with Vince Gill on "I Will Always Love You". The album peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
August 23, 1994: Mac Davis releases his album Will Write Songs for Food, featuring a duet with Dolly on "Everyone But You and Me".
August 24, 2016: "Waltz Across Texas Tonight" is released as the fourth and final single from The Complete Trio Collection.
August 25, 1998: Dolly releases her thirty-fifth solo studio album Hungry Again. The entirely Parton-penned album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
August 28, 2007: "Better Get to Livin'", the first single from Dolly's forty-second solo studio album Backwoods Barbie, is released exclusively on iTunes. The single peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Friday, August 19, 2022, saw the release of a Bluegrass version of Bill Anderson's duet with Dolly, "Someday It'll All Make Sense". The new release features a more traditional bluegrass instrumentation compared to the original's stripped-back country accompaniment. Take a listen below.
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.