Dolly Parton to Release First Christmas Album in 30 Years
Living legend, and country music treasure Dolly Parton has been very productive during the coronavirus pandemic. And even though we're still technically in summer, she is getting us in the holiday spirit a little early this year.
For the first time in over 30 years, Parton will be releasing a holiday album, and frankly, this is the best news we've had in all year. According to WDSU, The Country Music Hall of Fame member will come out with "A Holly Dolly Christmas" on October 2. The album is filled with duets with some of her very famous friends. The holiday classics and new hits will include Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Michael Bublé, and Miley Cyrus, who just happens to be her goddaughter.
In a press release Parton said “I figured since everybody probably wouldn’t get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer. So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some of the best work that I’ve ever done."
The first single will be “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas", which she sang with Bublé. She has a couple of new tunes, but the Christmas favorites will include "Holly Jolly Christmas", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", and "Mary, Did You Know". She'll also do a remake of the Mariah Carey mega hit "All I Want For Christmas is You", which she'll perform with Jimmy Fallon.
You can pre order the album from her website here.