April 17, 1999: Dolly released her thirty-sixth solo studio album, Precious Memories. Released on opening day of Dollywood's 14th season, the album was sold exclusively at the park with all proceeds going to the Dollywood Foundation. To promote the album, Dolly hosted a television special on TNN where she performed many of the songs from the album.
April 18, 2000: Johnny Russell released his Actin' Naturally album. The album features a duet with Dolly on "Making Plans", a song written by Russell which Dolly had previously recorded with Porter Wagoner (1980) and later Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt (1987).
April 19, 2014: The 45 single of "Home" / "Blue Smoke" is released for Record Store Day 2014. It was limited to 3,500 copies.
April 21, 2021: Janelle Arthur released "Hand Me Downs", a duet with Dolly, as a single.
April 22, 2014: "Home" is released as the second single form Dolly’s forty-fourth solo studio album, Blue Smoke, alongside the album’s pre-order.
April 22, 2022: Julie and Dan release their Hymns: Some of Old, Some of New album, which includes a duet with Dolly on a cover of her 1975 hit, "The Seeker". The duet was released as a single the same day.
April 23, 2002: The Stevens Sisters released their debut album, Little by Little album. It includes a duet with Dolly on "Steady as the Rain", a song written by Dolly and originally recorded by her younger sister, Stella. Dolly recorded a solo version for her 1999 album, The Grass Is Blue.
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.