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.
August 31, 1990: Randy Travis released his sixth studio album, Heroes & Friends. It features a duet with Dolly on "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind". The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
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August 31, 1999: Culture Club releases the "Dolly Mix" of their current single "Your Kisses Are Charity".
August 31, 2009: The Curly Putman album Write 'em Sad - Sing 'em Lonesome is released. The album features a duet with Dolly on "Made for Lovin' You". Putman wrote Dolly's first hit single "Dumb Blonde".
August 31, 2018: The compilation album King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller is released. The album included two Dolly appearances: "The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me" featuring Alison Krauss, and "King of the Road" featuring Dolly and 19 other artists.
September 3, 1991: Patty Loveless released her Up Against My Heart album. The album includes harmony vocals by Dolly on "Waitin' for the Phone to Ring". The album peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
September 3, 2002: Pam Tillis released It's All Relative: Tillis Sings Tillis, her tribute album to her father, Mel Tillis. Dolly provides backing vocals on "Violet and a Rose". The album peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
September 3, 2013: Kenny Rogers released his duet with Dolly on "You Can't Make Old Friends" as a digital single. The song would go on to become Kenny and Dolly's final duet before he passed away in 2020. It peaked at number 57 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
September 4, 1972: "When I Sing for Him" is released as the second single from Dolly's tenth solo studio album My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner. The single failed to chart.
September 4, 2007: Porter Wagoner released his Best of Grand Old Gospel 2008 album. The album features Porter and Dolly's final duet, "Drifting Too Far from the Shore". Porter would pass away on October 28, 2007, less than two months after its release.
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.