Dolly Parton Aiming for Her First No. 1 Album in 25 Years

Dolly Parton

Veteran artist Dolly Parton is set to score her #1 album with "Pure and Simple" on Billboard Country Albums chart next week.  Her latest set has sold around 20,000 copies and it looks like it will land at the #1 position next week.  The last time Parton scored a #1 country lbum was in 1991 with her album Eagle When She Flies.

In total, Parton has racked up six No. 1s on the Top Country Albums chart. She also topped the list with Trio (Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris), 9 to 5 and Odd JobsHeartbreakerHere You Come Again and New Harvest... First Gathering

Dolly Parton, the most honored female country performer of all time, has received 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and landed 25 songs at number 1 on the Billboard Country charts. 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. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. 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.

Dolly's career has spanned over 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 FiveSteel MagnoliasThe Best Little Whorehouse in TexasRhinestoneStraight Talk, and Joyful Noise. Parton received two Oscar® nominations - one for writing the title tune toNine to Five and the other for Travelin' Thru from the filmTransamerica.

Fans can purchase the Walmart special version of Pure & Simplewith a bonus disc, featuring Dolly's biggest hits and exclusive tracks, here A track list for the Walmart version follows.

Dolly Parton
Disc 1: Pure & Simple

  1. Pure and Simple
  2. Say Forever You'll Be Mine
  3. Never Not Love You
  4. Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
  5. Can't Be That Wrong
  6. Outside Your Door
  7. Tomorrow Is Forever
  8. I'm Sixteen
  9. Head Over High Heels
  10. Forever Love
  11. Mama - bonus track
  12. Lovin' You - bonus track

Disc 2: The Hits

  1. My Tennessee Mountain Home
  2. Coat of Many Colors
  3. How Great Thou Art
  4. Jolene
  5. Light of a Clear Blue Morning
  6. Here You Come Again
  7. Help!
  8. Islands in the Stream
  9. 9 to 5
  10. I Will Always Love You



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