Dolly Parton is pleased to announce that she is planning to release an album full of new material on her own Dolly Records, worldwide.
On January 6th of this year, dolly said that the album would be named ‘Better Day’ .This record will feature new compositions from Dolly that have never been heard before.
In addition to a new album, Dolly also plans to tour in support of the release. Starting in July of 2011, Dolly will tour the United States, then from August throught to September she will be in touring throughout Europe, and she will embark on her long-awaited visit to Australia around September/October.
After the sudden death of Michael Jackson, whom Parton knew personally, she released a video in which she somberly told of her feelings on Jackson and his death.
On October 27, 2009, Parton released a 4-CD box set entitled “Dolly” which features 99 songs and spans most of her career. She is now set to release her second live DVD and album, “Live From London” in October 2009 which was filmed during her sold out 2008 concerts at London’s O2 Arena. She is also currently working on a dance-oriented album, “Dance with Dolly”, which she hopes to release in 2010. Longtime friend Billy Ray Cyrus, singer of Brother Clyde, released their self-titled debut album on August 10, 2010. Parton is featured on “The Right Time”, which she co-wrote with Cyrus and Morris Joseph Tancredi.
She’s 65 now and she can still perform live, still has an amazingly original country voice and of course…her bazookas will always be a talking point.
by Wallace McTavish