November 1, 1982: The Winning Hand compilation album is released. The album features vocals from Dolly that were recorded during her time with Monument Records. New studio overdubs were recorded to update the tracks, as well as duet vocals from Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Brenda Lee. A television special based on the album was produced in 1985. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
November 2, 1993: Dolly, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette release the collaborative album Honky Tonk Angels. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 5, 1995, or shipment of 500,000 copies.
November 2, 1993: The Asleep at the Wheel album, Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, is released. Dolly collaborated with the group on "Billy Dale". The album peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It was nominated for Best Country Album at the 1995 Grammy Awards.
November 2, 2018: "Girl in the Movies" is released as the second single from the Dumplin' soundtrack album. The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Becky Isaacs Bowman on Friday, October 28, 2022, released her Songs That Pulled Me Through the Tough Times album. It features a duet with Dolly on a cover of Dolly's 1971 song "Early Morning Breeze". Dolly has previously recorded the song three times: on 1971's Coat of Many Colors album, 1974's Jolene album, and on the Walmart edition of the 2014 Blue Smoke album. Dolly has previously collaborated with Becky Isaacs Bowman's sister and fellow The Isaacs member, Sonya, on two songs: "Healing Hands" from Sonya Isaacs self-titled album in 2000 and "The Angels Rejoiced" from Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers in 2003. Both sisters provided harmony vocals on "Seven Bridges Road" and "Marry Me" from Dolly's Little Sparrow album (2001), background vocals on "Better Get to Livin'" from the Backwoods Barbie album (2008), "Just Leaving" and "Together You and I" from the Better Day album (2011), "Unlikely Angel" and "Don't Think Twice" from the Blue Smoke album (2014), and "Driven" from Run, Rose, Run (2022).
Take a listen to the new duet below! Becky Isaacs Bowman's new album is available now on all digital music platforms and on CD from The Isaacs website here.
October 25, 1999: "A Few Old Memories" is released as the first single from Dolly's thirty-seventh solo studio album, The Grass Is Blue.
October 25, 2018: Buck Trent released his Spartanburg Blues album. Dolly is the featured vocalist on a new recording of "The Carroll County Accident", which she had previously recorded for her 1969 album, In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad).
October 25, 2019: Galantis and Dolly release the dance single, "Faith", featuring Mr. Probs. The single peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
October 26, 1999: Dolly released her thirty-seventh solo studio album, The Grass Is Blue. It peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album won Album of the Year at the 2000 International Bluegrass Awards. It won Best Bluegrass Album at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2001, while the album track "Travelin' Prayer" received a nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
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October 17, 1977: Herb Pedersen released his second studio album, Sandman. The album includes two songs that feature Dolly. She provides harmony vocals on "Cora Is Gone" and appears as a member of the Howdy-Cracker Vocal Revue on "If I Lose".
October 18, 1971: "Burning the Midnight Oil" is released as the second single from Porter and Dolly's seventh collaboration album, The Right Combination • Burning the Midnight Oil. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
October 18, 2005: Martina McBride released her eighth studio album, Timeless. Dolly is featured on a cover of Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone". The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
October 18, 2016: Dolly's children's book, Coat of Many Colors, based on her song of the same name, is re-released with new artwork. The book includes a free download of the song "Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny". This early version of the song differs from the version released on her 2017 album, I Believe in You.
October 10, 2000: Sonya Isaacs released her self-titled album which features harmony vocals from Dolly on the song "Healing Hands".
October 11, 1982: "Hard Candy Christmas" is released as the second single from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack album. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
October 11, 1994: George Jones released his collaborative album, The Bradley Barn Sessions. Among the collaborations is "Where Grass Won't Grow", which features Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly. The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
October 11, 2005: Dolly released her forty-first solo studio album, Those Were the Days. The album features covers of songs from the 1960s and 1970s, many with guest appearances from the original artists. It peaked at number nine on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
October 3, 1977: Dolly's nineteenth solo studio album, Here You Come Again, is released. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and made it to number 20 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA in April 1978 for shipment of 1,000,000 copies.
October 3, 1983: Ricky Skaggs released his sixth studio album, Don’t Cheat in Out Hometown. The album features harmony by Dolly on two tracks: "A Vision of Mother" and "Don't Step Over an Old Love". It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in October 1984 for shipment of 500,000 copies.
October 3, 1994: "To Daddy" is released as a single from Dolly's live album, Heartsongs: Live from Home. The audience applause from the album version has been edited out of the single version so that it sounds like a studio recording. While "To Daddy" didn't chart, its B-side, "PMS Blues", peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot County Songs chart.
October 3, 2019: Zach Williams released his duet with Dolly, "There Was Jesus", as the second single from his Rescue Story album. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song in 2021.
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.