Vinyl Me, Please announced on Wednesday, November 8, that the next title to be released in addition to the Vinyl Me, Parton subscription is Honky Tonk Angels, the iconic collaboration album by Dolly, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette. Available on 180g Blue & Pink vinyl, this marks the first major release of the album on LP (it had a VERY limited release in Zimbabwe in 1993). It is being pressed at Memphis Record Pressing and comes in a reverse board, foil stamped jacket. Limited to 2,000 copies, the records will be individually numbered. The album is available for pre-order now and is expected to ship by March 2024.
I am beyond excited to add this album to my record collection! I’ve been dreaming of a vinyl release of this album for years. It’s one of my favorite Dolly records.
We’re one week away from the release of Rockstar! Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?
At the start of next year I will be returning to more regular updates on the home page. The “This Week” series became a little overwhelming with my work schedule, so I decided to take a step back and decide how to move forward. I came to the decision it would be better for me and more informative for readers to only highlight new releases on the home page blog with occasional anniversary posts for major releases from Dolly’s discography. As always, THANK YOU for checking out my website!
The release of Dolly’s forty-ninth solo and sixty-sixth overall studio album, Rockstar, is quickly approaching. I thought it would be exciting to follow “The Road to Rockstar” by listening to all of Dolly’s studio albums over the next several weeks (with a few extras thrown into the mix). Beginning September 12, I will be listening to one of Dolly’s studio albums every day as a build up to the release of what will be Dolly’s largest body of work to date! I’m sharing that plan here so anyone who wants to participate can listen along. Comments will be open on this post, so feel free to comment each day with any thoughts on the album or to discuss the music with other fans! It has been a long road to Dolly’s first Rock album, with lots of twists, turns, and detours along the way. Join me as I start from the beginning and travel the long and winding Road to Rockstar!
September 12 Hello, I'm Dolly (1967)
September 13 Just Between You and Me (with Porter Wagoner) (1968)
September 14 Just Because I'm a Woman (1968)
September 15 Just the Two of Us (with Porter Wagoner) (1968)
September 16 In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) (1969)
September 17 Always, Always (with Porter Wagoner) (1969)
September 18 My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy (1969)
September 19 The Fairest of Them All (1970)
September 20 Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca (with Porter Wagoner) (1970)
September 21 As Long as I Love (1970) / A Real Live Dolly (1970)
September 22 Once More (with Porter Wagoner) (1970)
September 23 Two of a Kind (with Porter Wagoner) (1971)
September 24 The Golden Streets of Glory (1971)
September 25 Joshua (1971)
September 26 Coat of Many Colors (1971)
September 27 The Right Combination • Burning the Midnight Oil (with Porter Wagoner) (1972)
September 28 Touch Your Woman (1972)
September 29 Together Always (with Porter Wagoner) (1972)
September 30 My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner (1972)
October 1 We Found It (with Porter Wagoner) (1973)
October 2 My Tennessee Mountain Home (1973)
October 3 Love and Music (with Porter Wagoner) (1973)
October 4 Bubbling Over (1973)
October 5 Jolene (1974)
October 6 Porter 'n' Dolly (with Porter Wagoner) (1974)
October 7 Love Is Like a Butterfly (1974)
October 8 The Bargain Store (1975)
October 9 Say Forever You'll Be Mine (with Porter Wagoner) (1975)
October 10 Dolly (1975)
October 11 All I Can Do (1976)
October 12 New Harvest...First Gathering (1977)
October 13 Here You Come Again (1977)
October 14 Heartbreaker (1978)
October 15 Great Balls of Fire (1979)
October 16 Dolly, Dolly, Dolly (1980)
October 17 Porter & Dolly (with Porter Wagoner) (1980)
October 18 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs (1980)
October 19 Heartbreak Express (1982) / The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
October 20 Burlap & Satin (1983)
October 21 The Great Pretender (1984) / Rhinestone (1984)
October 22 Once Upon a Christmas (with Kenny Rogers) (1984)
October 23 Real Love (1985)
October 24 Trio (with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt) (1987)
October 25 Rainbow (1987)
October 26 White Limozeen (1989)
October 27 Home for Christmas (1990)
October 28 Eagle When She Flies (1991) / Straight Talk (1992)
October 29 Slow Dancing with the Moon (1993) / Heartsongs: Live from Home (1994)
October 30 Honky Tonk Angels (with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette) (1993)
October 31 Something Special (1995)
November 1 Treasures (1996)
November 2 Hungry Again (1998)
November 3 Trio II (with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt) (1999)
November 4 Precious Memories (1999)
November 5 The Grass Is Blue (1999)
November 6 Little Sparrow (2001)
November 7 Halos & Horns (2002)
November 8 For God and Country (2003) / Live and Well (2004)
November 9 Those Were the Days (2005)
November 10 Backwoods Barbie (2008) / Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of Blue Smoke (2009) / Live from London (2009)
November 11 Better Day (2011) / Joyful Noise (2012)
November 12 Blue Smoke (2014)
November 13 Pure & Simple (2016) / Live from Glastonbury 2014 (2016)
November 14 I Believe in You (2017) / Dumplin' (2018)
November 15 A Holly Dolly Christmas (2020)
November 16 Run, Rose, Run (2022)
November 17 Rockstar (2023)
Dolly's new album, Rockstar, will be released on November 17, 2023. The album includes nine original songs and 21 covers of classic rock songs, featuring guest appearances from some of the biggest rock legends and today's hottest artists! The album will be available on 2xCD, 4xLP, digital download, and streaming. There are currently seven announced variants of the LP release with various covers and vinyl colors. Links to pre-order all release variants will be listed at the end of this post!
Across the album's 30 tracks are appearances from Sting, Steven Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, P!nk, Lizzo, and many more! The biggest collaboration on the album may be the reunion of surviving Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on a cover of "Let It Be". Notably missing is the original song "Rockin'" which Dolly performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony last fall.
Dolly's official store is also offering box sets for the CD, clear vinyl, and clear red vinyl variants which include a t-shirt and a sticker housed in an exclusive road case box.
The lead single, "World on Fire", will be released Thursday, May 11, and will be performed live for the first time at the ACM Awards the same day!
“I’m a rockstar now!”
Format / Title (variant info)
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!
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!
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!
Preorder from Amazon here.
Preorder from Target here.
Home for Christmas track listing
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
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.