Dolly Parton Announces New Album & Tour

Dolly Parton Announces “Pure & Simple” Album & Tour
Dolly Parton Announces Pure & Simple Album and Tour

Country Queen Dolly Parton has announced a new album and a tour to follow. Parton will release Pure & Simple and Dolly’s Greatest Hits as a two disc set in late Spring / early Summer. Her first major tour in 25 years will follow, with Parton hitting 60 North American dates in both the U.S. and Canada.  “I said ‘hits.’ I’ll have to be careful when I say that but it really is called that.“, the always hysterical icon quipped at a press conference announcing the plans.

The “Pure & Simple” album will feature all new Parton penned songs, while the “Dolly’s Greatest Hits” album will feature such beloved classics as 9 to 5 and Jolene. No track listing for either set has been announced yet, but is forthcoming. First single, Mama, will be released in conjunction with the DVD release of  Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors. The TV film, which aired this past December, was a huge hit for NBC attracting over 15 million viewers and becoming the most watched TV movie or special in 4 years. Additional Parton / NBC collaborations are forthcoming. Buy Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors (DVD) here.

In regards to the tour, Parton said, “We don’t have a lot of electric instruments. We don’t have a lot of video; we don’t have any, really. In the bigger places where we play we’ll have to have some video cameras, where you’ll see me – because I’m so little. But actually, I’m doing a lot of songs really scaled-down. . . but, of course, I do a lot of talkin’. What else would I do, right?” The goal with the Pure & Simple Tour will be an “Unplugged” tour of sorts, as Parton tells the stories behind some of her most legendary songs.

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Full details for Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple / Dolly’s Greatest Hits album and tour will be announced soon. We can’t wait!


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