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September 26, 1977: "Here You Come Again" is released as the the first single from Dolly's album of the same name. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in October 1978 for shipment of 1,000,000 copies and Platinum in January 2022 for 1,000,000 digital sales/on-demand streams.
September 26, 2005: "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley featuring Dolly is released as a single from his Time Well Wasted album. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and is Dolly's most recent number one on the chart. The song received a platinum certification from the RIAA in June 2015 for 1,000,000 digital sales/on-demand streams.
September 26, 2006: Christie Lynn released her album Christie Lynn Sings Country • Gospel • Bluegrass. The album features Porter and Dolly on a cover of their song "Beneath the Sweet Magnolia Tree", which was also written by Dolly.
September 26, 2006: Solomon Burke released his Nashville album. Dolly appears on a cover of the 1970 Porter and Dolly hit "Tomorrow Is Forever", which Dolly wrote.
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September 27, 1971: Dolly's autobiographical song "Coat of Many Colors" is released as the second single from her album of the same name. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song was inducted into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2011 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2019.
September 27, 1982: Linda Ronstadt released her Get Closer album. It includes a cover of Dolly's 1971 single "My Blue Tears", which features harmony vocals from Dolly and Emmylou Harris. The track is actually an outtake from the abandoned sessions for a 1970s trio project. The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
September 27, 1994: Dolly released her second live album, Heartsongs: Live from Home. The album was recorded April 23-24, 1994, at Dollywood. It peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
September 27, 2005: Dolly's cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" is released as an iTunes exclusive single. It wouldn't be sent to radio until November.
September 27, 2019: Kristin Chenoweth released her For the Girls album. It includes a duet with Dolly on a cover of "I Will Always Love You". The album peaked at number 68 on the Billboard 200.
September 28, 1993: Neil Diamond released his Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building album, which features a duet with Dolly on a cover of the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'". It was written by Phil Spector and the writers of Dolly's hit "Here You Come Again", Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The album peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200.
September 28, 1993: The soundtrack to the 1993 film The Beverly Hillbillies is released. It includes a new track from Dolly, "If You Ain't Got Love". The soundtrack peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
September 28, 2007: "Better Get to Livin’" is serviced to Country radio as the first single from Dolly's 2008 album Backwoods Barbie. It was previously released as an iTunes exclusive single on August 28. The single peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
September 29, 1969: "Just Someone I Used to Know" is released as the first single from Porter and Dolly's fourth collaborative studio album, Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The single earned a nomination at the 12th Annual Grammy Awards, Dolly's first.
September 29, 2017: Dolly's forty-sixth solo studio album and first children's album, I Believe in You, is released digitally. The album would receive a physical release on CD two weeks later on October 13. The album peaked at number three on the Billboard Kid Albums chart and number 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
September 29, 2017: Miley Cyrus released her sixth studio album, Younger Now. It includes a duet with Dolly on "Rainbowland". The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200.
September 29, 2020: "Christmas on the Square" is released as the third single from Dolly's forty-seventh solo studio album, A Holly Dolly Christmas. It peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Holiday Digital Song Sales chart.
September 30, 2003: The Louvin Brothers tribute album, Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers, is released. Dolly and Sonya Isaacs contributed a cover of the Louvin Brothers' 1959 song "The Angels Rejoiced". The album won Recorded Event of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in 2004.
October 1, 1994: Dolly released her autobiography, My Life and Other Unfinished Business. The book was accompanied by the release on an audiobook which features Dolly reading the book.
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October 2, 1967: "Why, Why, Why" is released as a single.
October 2, 1972: Dolly's tenth solo studio album, My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner, is released. The Porter Wagoner-penned album peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, Dolly's lowest charting studio album on the chart until 1990's Home for Christmas, which only made it to number 74.
October 2, 2002: Pinmonkey released their self-titled second studio album. It features a duet with Dolly on a cover of her 1976 song, "Falling Out of Love with Me". The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
October 2, 2020: Dolly released her forty-seventh solo studio album, A Holly Dolly Christmas. The album peaked at number one of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, becoming Dolly's eighth album to top the chart. The album was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
October 2, 2020: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Dolly and Jimmy Fallon) and "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas" (Dolly and Michael Bublé) are serviced to Country and AC radio, respectively, as the fourth and fifth singles from A Holly Dolly Christmas. "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas" peaked ay number 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary 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.