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May 8, 1967: "Something Fishy" is released as a single. The song peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and would be included on Dolly’s debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, in September.
May 8, 2001: Hal Ketchum released his seventh studio album, Lucky Man. The album includes a duet with Dolly on "Two of the Lucky Ones".
May 8, 2001: The Songcatcher soundtrack album is released. It includes an original song by Dolly titled "When Love Is New". The album peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 31 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.
May 8, 2016: Dolly released "Mama" as a free promotional single on her website as a free download for Mother’s Day. The song would later be included as a bonus track on her Pure & Simple album.
May 12, 1980: Emmylou Harris released her seventh studio album, Roses in the Snow. Dolly and Ricky Skaggs proved harmony vocals on "Green Pastures". The album peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
May 12, 2015: The compilation album, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, is released. Dolly contributed "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" to the collection.
May 13, 2014: Dolly’s forty-fourth solo studio album, Blue Smoke, is released in North America. The album had previously been released in Australia and New Zealand in January to coincide with her tour there. The North American release was accompanied by a Walmart exclusive edition featuring four bonus tracks (and a signed booklet when purchased online). The album peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
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May 14, 1979: "You’re the Only One" is released as the first single from Dolly’s twenty-first solo studio album, Great Balls of Fire. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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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.