October 10, 2000: Sonya Isaacs released her self-titled album which features harmony vocals from Dolly on the song "Healing Hands".
October 11, 1982: "Hard Candy Christmas" is released as the second single from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack album. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
October 11, 1994: George Jones released his collaborative album, The Bradley Barn Sessions. Among the collaborations is "Where Grass Won't Grow", which features Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly. The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
October 11, 2005: Dolly released her forty-first solo studio album, Those Were the Days. The album features covers of songs from the 1960s and 1970s, many with guest appearances from the original artists. It peaked at number nine on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
October 11, 2005: Billy Dean released his Christmas album, The Christ (A Song for Joseph). Dolly is featured on "Silent Night".
October 12, 1992: "Burning", performed by Dolly and Les Taylor, is released as the third single from the Straight Talk soundtrack album.
October 12, 2004: Randy Kohrs released his third studio album, I’m Torn. Dolly is featured on a duet titled "It Looked Good on Paper".
October 12, 2018: Dailey & Vincent released their album The Sounds of Christmas. Dolly is featured on the song "Road to Bethlehem". The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart.
October 12, 2021: A deluxe edition of Dolly's Songteller book is released. The deluxe box set comes in a denim-covered box and includes an exclusive 45-singe featuring two previously unreleased demos, "The Fall" and "I Don’t Care".
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October 13, 1980: "If You Go, I'll Follow You" is released as the second single from Porter and Dolly's final studio album, Porter & Dolly. The duo's final single peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
October 14, 1968: "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)" is released as the only single from Dolly's album of the same name. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
October 14, 2003: The tribute album, Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton, is released. It features covers of songs written by Dolly by various artists. Dolly provides harmony vocals on Shania Twain's cover of "Coat of Many Colors" and also recorded a new version of "Just Because I'm a Woman" for the album. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard Top Country albums chart.
October 15, 1973: "Jolene" is released as the first single from Dolly's album of the same name. It became Dolly's second single to top the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The single was nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 1974 Grammy Awards. It was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA in January 2022.
October 15, 1990: "Slow Healing Heart" is released as the sixth and final single from Dolly's White Limozeen album.
October 15, 2002: Christian band Selah released their Rose of Bethlehem album. Dolly is featured on a cover of her own composition "Once Upon a Christmas", which she had previously recorded as a duet with Kenny Rogers for their 1984 album. The album peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.
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.