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Dolly Parton Strikes Gold With ‘Blue Smoke’

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Dolly Parton earns, yet, another sales award as her 42nd studio album, Blue Smoke – The Best Of, has been certified Gold by the BPI and remains #3 on the official UK chart in its sixth week of release.

“Dolly could not be any happier,” says Dolly’s manager Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.  “She has worked very hard over the past several years to create the momentum that we have going.  Everyone at Dolly Records and Sony Music has done an outstanding job with making Dolly’s new music available and the sales prove it.”

Blue Smoke – The Best Of, includes her latest studio album Blue Smoke featuring “Home”, “Blue Smoke” and new duet with long- time collaborator and friend Kenny Rogers and even a Bon Jovi cover!  Alongside her greatest hits on disc 2 featuring the classics such as “Jolene”, “9 to 5″, “Islands in the Stream”, “Little Sparrow”, “Here You Come Again” and “I Will Always Love You” plus many more.

Blue Smoke – The Best Of is officially Gold in the UK, which is a massive achievement for Dolly Parton and the team,” says Faye Donaldson, Sr. Marketing Manager/Sony Music.  “The response to Dolly after her Glastonbury performance has been amazing and having new music available at the same time has created a reaction that I’ve never seen before.  It’s been just perfect.”

In addition, Dolly’s previous studio album Better Day, which was released in 2011, has been certified Silver.

Dolly the Dog Goes Home

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Dolly Parton won’t have a four-legged friend traveling with her after all. The white dog left behind at Glastonbury and Dolly Parton’s namesake has returned home to it’s rightful owners, even though Dolly Parton had agreed to give her a new one if they weren’t found. She tells, Rolling Stone Country it may be for the best since the dog’s advanced age may have prevented her from traveling.

“We got a call that the true owners did come forward,” Parton explained. “They had reported the dog missing but there was a language barrier. I think they were from another country. They got the dog back, everybody feels good about it. The Happy Landings shelter has a happy ending now.”

I was gonna rename her ‘Glassie’ because of Glastonbury… I was gonna say, ‘Glassie come home,’” the singer quipped, in reference to Lassie Come Home, the classic film about another lovable canine. “I would’ve called her ‘Glassie Doggie Parton.’”

Dolly was the big draw at the festival, and now she’s headed to Switzerland.

Dolly Parton Steps Up to Adopt Abandoned Dog

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Dolly Parton has stepped-up to give an abandoned dog a forever home. The dog, named Dolly by the shelter housing her, was left behind at the Glastonbury, was found wandering in a tent.

Parton sent a video message saying she was “very honoured and flattered” that the dog had been named after her.

The 68-year-old said: “I had my manager call the Happy Landings animal shelter to make sure the dog is being treated and cared for properly.

“At this time, nobody has claimed the dog and the dog is in great hands at the shelter. I will take the dog home to America if nobody claims her within a reasonable amount of time.”

 

Dolly’s performance reached in excess of 150,000 people while the BBC has reported the largest viewing audience ever of Glastonbury tuned in to see Dolly take the stage during their live broadcast.

Dolly Parton Hits 100 Million Album Sales

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The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, receives, yet, another accolade for RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum career sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide. While attending the historic Glastonbury Music Festival, Dolly took time to speak to journalists before hitting the Pyramid stage in front of a crowd exceeding 100,000 music loving fans. During Dolly’s press event, BBC2 Radio’s Lauren Laverne introduced CTK Management CEO and Dolly Records President Danny Nozell and Glastonbury owner Michael Eavis who made the special plaque presentation which commemorated her sales of 100 million albums worldwide.

“I’ve been so busy making records for the past several decades, I didn’t realize I had racked up so many sales. What a great honor to know that I have so many fans that have supported me through the years. Thanks to the RIAA for the acknowledgment and the plaque I feel very honored and proud,” says Dolly Parton.

2014 has continued to bring Dolly career milestones as her 42nd studio album, BLUE SMOKE, is her highest charting solo album ever in both the United States (landing at #6 on Billboard Top 200) and in the United Kingdom (landing at #6 on the UK official chart).

Parton’s chart history on the Top Country Albums chart is more befitting of her living-legend status: She’s notched 42 top 10 albums, with six of them going to No. 1. On the Hot Country Songs chart, she holds the record for the most No. 1s among women, with 25.

Dolly Parton and Richie Sambora Rock O2 Arena in London with Surprise Duet

Photo Credit: Webster PR

Photo Credit: Webster PR

Celebrated American rock icon Richie Sambora stunned the sold-out crowd at Dolly Parton’s London O2 Arena show when he made a surprise appearance on stage with the legendary entertainer. Duetting on the Sambora-penned Bon Jovi hit “Lay Your Hands On Me,” Richie brought sky-high guitar riffs and anthemic vocals while Dolly added her one-of-a-kind touch to the song, making for an unforgettable music moment.

 

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