Thursday, August 13, 2020
– Dolly Parton will give her own Christmas present to fans in the form of "A Holly Dolly Christmas" coming out on Oct. 2.
Releasing on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music, this is Dolly's first holiday album in 30 years. This collection of music includes classics and a few original tracks from Parton.
She solely wrote five songs on the album and one additional co-write with Kent Wells. The album also features incredible duets with Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton.
"I am so excited to announce my new Christmas album 'A Holly Dolly Christmas.' I have recorded several Christmas classics like 'Holly Jolly Christmas', as well as some new material that I hope might become Christmas classics. I've recorded five duets with five very special artists as you can see," said Parton.
"I figured since everybody probably wouldn't get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer. So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some of the best work that I've ever done. Kent Wells produced the album. As you know, Kent has been my friend, band leader and producer for many years. He's outdone himself on this one. I'm just hoping that you're gonna love it as much as we loved putting it together. So enjoy and Merry Christmas."
The track listing is:
1. Holly Jolly Christmas - Dolly Parton
2. Christmas Is (feat. Miley Cyrus) - Dolly Parton
3. Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas - Dolly Parton, Michael Bublé
4. Christmas On The Square - Dolly Parton
5. Circle Of Love - Dolly Parton
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon
7. Comin' Home For Christmas - Dolly Parton
8. Christmas Where We Are (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) - Dolly Parton
9. Pretty Paper - Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson
10. Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Dolly Parton
11. You Are My Christmas (feat. Randy Parton) - Dolly Parton
12. Mary, Did You Know? - Dolly Parton
Parton recentlyo announced her partnership with Chronicle Books to release "Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics" on Nov. 17.
The visual memoir and annotated songbook will give a look at Parton's career as a songwriter and musician.