Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville Announce Joint Venture:
Dolly Parton’s New Album Pure & Simple Available Worldwide August 19
Dolly Reveals Album Cover and Tracklist
London – July 7, 2016 – Today, world-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly’s new studio album, Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution on August 19. Pure & Simple will be released by Dolly Records/RCA Nashville and marketed internationally by Sony Music Masterworks. Click http://smarturl.it/amazondolly to pre-order Pure & Simple.
I may not be pure, I’m as simple as they come! This new Pure & Simple project is really special to me because I’m taking fans back to my roots. I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn’t go overboard with arrangements. I’m so glad we’ve tamed up with out friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans,” said Dolly Parton.
Remarked Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, “Dolly Parton is a national treasure and an iconic singer/songwriter. We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with her through this new global agreement. We are very proud to call her a member of the Sony Music family.
“This is a special reunion for Dolly, RCA Nashville and for me personally,” commented Randy Goodman, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Nashville. “Our entire Sony Music Nashville team is elated.” Continues Goodman, “We have a firm foundation of Dolly’s incredible catalog of hits on RCA Nashville as well as Columbia Nashville.”
Dolly Parton, co-producer and songwriter on Pure & Simple, also revealed the album’s cover art and tracklist today (see below). Pure & Simple will be available for purchase at all physical stores and digital/stream platforms. The release contains the 12-track “Pure & Simple” album on the first disc and on the second disc the incredible Glastonbury Live Set from 2014.
Pure & Simple Tracklist (CD1)
- Pure and Simple
- Say Forever You’ll Be Mine
- Never Not Love You
- Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
- Can’t Be That Wrong
- Outside Your Door
- Tomorrow is Forever
- I’m Sixteen
- Head Over High Heels
- Forever Love
- Lovin’ You
Live From Glastonbury Tracklist (CD2)
- Fire Medley: Baby I’m Burning / Great Balls Of Fire / This Girl Is On Fire
- Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That
- Blue Smoke
- Coat Of Many Colors
- Rocky Top
- Mud Song
- Banks Of The Ohio
- Here You Come Again
- Two Doors Down
- Islands In The Stream
- 9 to 5
- Lay Your Hands On Me (Featuring Richie Sambora)
- I Will Always Love You
About Dolly Parton
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide.
Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No.1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly 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.
Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, aong with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed.
Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across American and in Canada by giving ever preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the UK, Canada and throughout the UK.
In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of COngress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States.
In December 2015, more than 13 million television viewers in the US tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors.” which was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012.
To learn more about this American icon, please visit DollyParton.com