Her First Holiday Album in 30 Years Takes Top Spot on Country Albums Chart and Holiday Albums Chart
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Dolly Parton has been an inspiring and comforting voice for generations of fans around the world her entire career. This year, when we all could use a little extra cheer, Dolly has once again provided solace and joy with the release of her latest holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, which has reached the #1 spot on both the Billboard Country and Holiday charts in its first week. The album released on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music is available for purchase and streaming worldwide.
“Who needs Santa Claus when we’ve got Dolly Parton? She’s giving us just the right gift at just the right time: ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas,’ which is an escapist bow to wrap up what has been a terrible 2020. If Dolly Parton can’t make you feel better after a year like this, no one can”
- USA Today Network
The festive album's meteoric rise to the top of the charts makes Dolly the second artist in history with top 10 albums across seven decades, following only Willie Nelson, and Dolly’s 46th top 10 album. Nelson also makes a special appearance with Dolly on the track "Pretty Paper" off this latest all-genre holiday collection. The incredible achievement is a testament to Dolly's timeless songwriting and music that has always and continues to draw fans.
Dolly states, "I have many things to celebrate this Christmas, one being the success of my Holly Dolly Christmas album becoming number 1. Thanks to all of my fans out there and Merry Christmas to all of you."
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“The kindhearted icon throws a Christmas party with a little something for everyone.”
- Consequence of Sound
A Holly Dolly Christmas Track Listing:
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. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Dolly Parton
11. You Are My Christmas (feat. Randy Parton) - Dolly Parton
12. Mary, Did You Know? - Dolly Parton
2020 has been a year that has truly shown Dolly's cultural impact and a staying power that few artists ever achieve. The icon continues to influence mainstream movements, such as this year's massively successful social media #DollyPartonChallenge, proving her appeal resonates among fans of all ages and crosses every musical genre.
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About Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Recently, Parton reached #1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart for the first time for her duet with Grammy award-winning Zach Williams of “There Was Jesus.” Parton is the first artist to have topped the Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. Her 2016 #1 album, “Pure & Simple,” which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, added to that massive tally. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards and 49 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with for KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on "God Only Knows"; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton has donated over 143 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children's book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library's 100 millionth book donation. From her “Coat of Many Colors” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.