May 1, 2019: Ronnie Milsap released his duet with Dolly on an updated version of his hit song, "Smoky Mountain Rain", to Country radio as a single. It was released as a single to Adult Contemporary radio in June and peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
May 2, 1983: Dolly released her twenty-fifth solo studio album, Burlap & Satin. The album peaked number five on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
May 2, 2000: Kathie Lee Gifford released her Born for You album. Dolly provides backing vocals on two tracks, "Born for You / Circle Game" and "Only My Pillow Knows".
May 3, 1982: "Heartbreak Express" is released as the second single from Dolly’s album of the same name. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
May 5, 2009: Yusuf (Cat Stevens) released his Roadsinger album. Dolly and Paul McCartney are featured on the song "Boots and Sand", which appeared as an iTunes bonus track and on the European edition DVD. It was also included on the Australian Tour Edition. The album peaked at number 41 on the Billboard 200.
May 5, 2014: The career-spanning Porter & Dolly box set, Just Between You and Me: The Complete Recordings, 1967–1976, is released by German label, Bear Family Records.
May 5, 2017: The Cover Stories compilation album is released. The album is a cover of Brandi Carlile’s 2007 album, The Story, to benefit project War Child. Dolly covered the album’s title track, "The Story".
May 7, 2013: Straight No Chaser released their Under the Influence album. The album includes an acapella cover of "Jolene" featuring Dolly. The album peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200.
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.