Dolly Parton http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4235/all en Dolly Parton Celebrates Record Store Day 2014 http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dolly-parton-celebrates-record-store-day-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>Sony Masterworks and Dolly Parton celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with the release of a limited 7-inch vinyl. </p> <p>The blue vinyl features two tracks from Parton’s upcoming album <em>Blue Smoke</em> - “Blue Smoke” and “Home.”</p> <p><em>Blue Smoke</em> will be released by Sony Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014. It is available for pre-order now. </p> <p>The album includes 12 bluegrass and country songs including covers of Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi classics, and duets with Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers. <em>Blue Smoke</em> marks the first release of new music from Parton since 2011.</p> <p>Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. </p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/dprsd.jpg" width="367" height="219" alt="dprsd.jpg" /></p> <p>This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store - the staff, the customers, and the artists - to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. </p> <p>Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.</p> <p>For more on Dolly Parton, please visit <a href=“http://www.dollypartonentertainment.com”>dollypartonentertainment.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dolly-parton-celebrates-record-store-day-2014#comments Acoustic Nation Dolly Parton News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:48:36 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21025 Dolly Parton to Release New Album 'Blue Smoke' in the U.S. on May 13 http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dolly-parton-release-new-album-blue-smoke-us-may-13 <!--paging_filter--><p>Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton announces the release of her new album <em>Blue Smoke</em> which will be released by Sony Music Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014. </p> <p>Following the album release the <em>Blue Smoke World Tour</em> will hit select dates in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.</p> <p>"On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all the areas of music that you've allowed me to dabble in through the years,” says Dolly Parton. </p> <p>“You will hear my old world mountain voice on songs like ‘Banks of The Ohio’ and ‘If I Had Wings’ my tender side on songs like ‘Miss You - Miss Me’ and ‘Unlikely Angel.’ My country / bluegrass side of songs like ‘Home,’ ‘Blue Smoke’ and ‘Don't Think Twice’ and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on ‘Lover du Jour.’”</p> <p>Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. </p> <p>Here she performs "Miss You - Miss Me" from <em>Blue Smoke</em><br /> <iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kErY6xs2zNo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. And the litany goes on. </p> <p>Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, Straight Talk, and Joyful Noise. Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the film Transamerica. </p> <p>BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR DATES:</p> <p>NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA<br /> Feb 11 Australia, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena<br /> Feb 12 Australia, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena<br /> Feb 13 Australia, Adelaide - Entertainment Centre<br /> Feb 15 Australia, NSW, Hunter Valley - Hope Estate<br /> Feb 16 Australia, Tamworth - TRECC<br /> Feb 18 Australia, Sydney - Entertainment Centre<br /> Feb 19 Australia, Sydney - Entertainment Centre<br /> Feb 21 Australia, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre<br /> Feb 22 Australia, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre<br /> Feb 24 Australia, Cairns - Cairns Convention Center<br /> Feb 27 Australia, Perth - Perth Arena</p> <p>US<br /> May 22 Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Casino<br /> May 23 Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Casino<br /> May 25 Cherokee, NC - Harrah’s Cherokee Casino<br /> May 27 Richmond, KY - EKU Center For The Arts - (St. Mark’s Evening Among Friends)<br /> May 28 Knoxville, TN - University of Tennessee - (Benefiting Dolly's Imagination Library)<br /> May 30 Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino<br /> May 31 Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino</p> <p>UK &amp; EUROPE<br /> Jun 08 England, Liverpool - Echo Arena<br /> Jun 10 Northern Ireland, Belfast - Odyssey Arena<br /> Jun 11 Ireland, Dublin - O2 Arena<br /> Jun 12 Ireland, Cork - Live At The Marquee<br /> Jun 14 England, Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena<br /> Jun 15 Scotland, Aberdeen - GE Arena<br /> Jun 17 Scotland, Glasgow - SSE Hydro Arena<br /> Jun 18 Scotland, Glasgow - SSE Hydro Arena<br /> Jun 20 England, Leeds - First Direct Arena<br /> Jun 21 England, Manchester - Phones 4U Arena<br /> Jun 22 England, Birmingham - LG Arena<br /> Jun 24 Wales, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena<br /> Jun 25 Wales, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena<br /> Jun 27 England, London - O2 Arena<br /> Jun 28 England, London - O2 Arena<br /> July 02 England, Nottingham - Capital FM Arena<br /> July 05 Germany, Cologne - LANXESS Arena<br /> July 06 Germany, Berlin - o2 World<br /> July 08 Denmark, Copenhagen - Forum<br /> July 09 Norway, Oslo - Spektrum<br /> July 11 Sweden, Stockholm - THE GLOBE</p> <p>More info at <a href="http://www.dollypartonentertainment.com">dollypartonentertainment.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-dolly-parton-release-new-album-blue-smoke-us-may-13#comments acoustic guitar Acoustic Nation Dolly Parton News Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:32:35 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20463