Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Get To Livin' --Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton has been a strong influence and extraordinary artist ever since her beginnings in 1967, when she was featured on Porter Wagoner's television show. From her hits like "Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” "I Will Always Love You," “Here You Come Again,” and "9 to 5", Parton has always had the keen sense of remaining contemporary for the times. With her more recent focus on the bluegrass style, Parton has seemingly had a chance to broaden her talent even further.
Believe it or not, its been 17 years since a release of a mainstream country music album. We've had Trio Two, a gospel release, a honky-tonk album, a patriotic theme, a live album, and a few bluegrass albums, and a few greatest hits packages, but not a mainstream country music album. That is to change February 5, 2008 with the release of "Backwoods Barbie" on her own label, Dolly Records.
The first single "Better Get To Livin' is an extremely ear catching song, with those vocals of Dolly filling the room, with absolute no doubt whom is singing.
Boy, I can't wait to hear more of the upcoming album when its released. I have a feeling we will be in for a real treat. Parton is one of those artists in our music to get excited about new music from.
Dolly Parton has even started an online fan club with the standard features of today's fan clubs, including special ticket pre-sale for an upcoming 2008 tour, now that would be a treat to see.
Also, don't miss Dolly Parton performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on NBC Thursday morning between 9am-12pm EST