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Dolly Parton to Release New Album this May

Dolly Parton to Release New Album this May



Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton announces the release of her new album Blue Smokewhich will be released by Sony Music Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014. Following the album release the Blue Smoke World Tour will hit select dates in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.



"On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all the areas of music that you've allowed me to dabble in through the years," says Dolly Parton. "You will hear my old world mountain voice on songs like 'Banks of The Ohio' and 'If I Had Wings,' my tender side on songs like 'Miss You - Miss Me' and 'Unlikely Angel.' My country / bluegrass side of songs like 'Home,' 'Blue Smoke' and 'Don't Think Twice' and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on 'Lover du Jour.'"



TRACK LISTING:

1. Blue Smoke

2. Unlikely Angel

3. Don't Think Twice

4. You Can't Make Old Friends

5. Home

6. Banks of the Ohio

7. Lay Your Hands on Me

8. Miss You-Miss Me

9. If I Had Wings

10. Lover du Jour

11. From Here to the Moon and Back

12. Try



Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. 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 reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. 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 nearly 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 Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, Straight Talk, and Joyful Noise. Parton received two Oscar® nominations - one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin' Thru from the film Transamerica.



BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR DATES:

NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA

Feb 11 Australia, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena

Feb 12 Australia, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena

Feb 13 Australia, Adelaide - Entertainment Centre

Feb 15 Australia, NSW, Hunter Valley - Hope Estate

Feb 16 Australia, Tamworth - TRECC

Feb 18 Australia, Sydney - Entertainment Centre

Feb 19 Australia, Sydney - Entertainment Centre

Feb 21 Australia, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre

Feb 22 Australia, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre

Feb 24 Australia, Cairns - Cairns Convention Center

Feb 27 Australia, Perth - Perth Arena



US

May 22 Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Casino

May 23 Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Casino

May 25 Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Casino

May 27 Richmond, KY - EKU Center For The Arts - (St. Mark's Evening Among Friends)

May 28 Knoxville, TN - University of Tennessee - (Benefiting Dolly's Imagination Library)

May 30 Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino

May 31 Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino



UK & EUROPE

Jun 8 England, Liverpool - Echo Arena

Jun 10 Northern Ireland, Belfast - Odyssey Arena

Jun 11 Ireland, Dublin - O2 Arena

Jun 12 Ireland, Cork - Live At The Marquee

Jun 14 England, Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena

Jun 15 Scotland, Aberdeen - GE Arena

Jun 17 Scotland, Glasgow - SSE Hydro Arena

Jun 18 Scotland, Glasgow - SSE Hydro Arena

Jun 20 England, Leeds - First Direct Arena

Jun 21 England, Manchester - Phones 4U Arena

Jun 22 England, Birmingham - LG Arena

Jun 24 Wales, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena

Jun 25 Wales, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena

Jun 27 England, London - O2 Arena

Jun 28 England, London - O2 Arena

July 2 England, Nottingham - Capital FM Arena

July 5 Germany, Cologne - LANXESS Arena

July 6 Germany, Berlin - o2 World

July 8 Denmark, Copenhagen - Forum

July 9 Norway, Oslo - Spektrum

July 11 Sweden, Stockholm - THE GLOBE

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