Music News: DOLLY PARTON RELEASES “MARY, DID YOU KNOW?” TODAY FROM HER UPCOMING ALBUM A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE ON OCTOBER 2
The Christmas classic featured on the upcoming album continues Parton’s impressive canon of
faith-based music to uplift us this holiday season.
(August 21, 2020 – Nashville, TN) GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment and international icon Dolly
Parton announces the release of “Mary, Did You Know?” today from her upcoming Christmas album, A
Holly Dolly Christmas, available everywhere on October 2. The classic holiday tune follows a series of
Christian faith-based releases from Dolly including the #1 Platinum single and Grammy winning song,
with Four-time Grammy award-winning Christian Pop Duo, for KING & COUNTRY, “God Only Knows,”
which she performed with the duo at the 2019 CMA Awards. That same evening Dolly took the stage
with Grammy award-winning Christian artist, Zach Williams, to perform their hit song, “There Was
Jesus.” The track is Dolly’s first Top 10 single on Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay charts, and is
currently top 5 and climbing on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs & Christian Airplay charts this week.
Dolly’s steadfast connection to her faith has been a theme throughout her legendary career, from her
childhood in the east Tennessee mountains singing hymns at church with her family, to now when the
world can collectively use a little something more to believe in.
“‘Mary, Did You Know?’ is one of the greatest, sweetest, well-written songs that I’ve ever had the chance
to sing on,” says Dolly. “When I was recording it, I got very emotional. It is to me what Christmas is about
and I’m proud to be able to sing it for my upcoming album.”
Releasing on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music, A Holly Dolly Christmas is Dolly’s first
holiday album in 30 years and includes some of the timeless Christmas songs we all know and love, as
well as a few original tracks. Five of the 12 tracks were written solely by Dolly with one additional
co-write with Kent Wells. Duet partners and featured artists on the album are some of Dolly’s dearest
friends including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a
special song with her brother, Randy Parton.
A Holly Dolly Christmas is available now worldwide for digital pre-add/pre-save/pre-order, exclusive
pre-order bundles, and physical pre-order here.
A Holly Dolly Christmas Track Listing:
1. Holly Jolly Christmas – Dolly Parton
2. Christmas Is (feat. Miley Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
3. Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas – Dolly Parton, Michael Bublé
4. Christmas On The Square – Dolly Parton
5. Circle Of Love – Dolly Parton
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon
7. Comin’ Home For Christmas – Dolly Parton
8. Christmas Where We Are (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
9. Pretty Paper – Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson
10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Dolly Parton
11. You Are My Christmas (feat. Randy Parton) – Dolly Parton
12. Mary, Did You Know? – Dolly Parton
Recently, Dolly also announced her partnership with Chronicle Books to release Dolly Parton,
Songteller: My Life in Lyrics. The visual memoir and annotated songbook will give an intimate look at
Dolly’s enduring career as a songwriter, musician, and Country legend. Fans will have access to the
stories behind the lyrics in Dolly’s own words with never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia,
bringing them closer to her work than ever before. The Recorded Books audiobook form and CD of Dolly
Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics will be available on November 17, 2020 and is currently available for
preorder on Amazon.
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics will be available November 17th, 2020.
To pre-order, please visit: Dolly.ChronicleBooks.com.
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About Dolly Parton:
Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25
RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the
Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton recently became the first country artist
honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 44 career Top 10
country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. In 2014
the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million
units sold worldwide. Her 2016 #1 album, “Pure & Simple,” which topped the Billboard Top Country
Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia,
added to that massive tally. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards and 49 nominations, including the
Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with for KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on “God
Only Knows”; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of
Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards;
and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country
Music Hall of Fame. Parton has donated over 142 million books to children around the world with her
Imagination Library. Her children’s book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress
to honor the Imagination Library’s 100 millionth book donation. From her “Coat of Many Colors” while
working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the
world into her stage.
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