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Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville Announce Joint Venture; Dolly Parton's New Album 'Pure & Simple' Available Worldwide August 19

Dolly Reveals Album Cover And Track Listing
World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly's new studio album, Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution on August 19. Releasing on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, Pure & Simple can be pre-ordered now.

"I may not be pure, but I'm as simple as they come! This new Pure & Simple project is really special to me because I'm taking my fans back to my roots. I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn't go overboard with arrangements. I'm so glad we've teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans," said Dolly Parton.

Remarked Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, "Dolly Parton is a national treasure and an iconic singer/songwriter. We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with her through this new global agreement. We are very proud to call her a member of the Sony Music family."

"This is a special reunion for Dolly, RCA Nashville and for me personally," commented Randy Goodman, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Nashville. "Our entire Sony Music Nashville team is elated." Continues Goodman, "We have a firm foundation of Dolly's incredible catalog of hits on RCA Nashville as well as Columbia Nashville."

Dolly Parton, co-producer and songwriter on Pure & Simple, also revealed the album's cover art and track listing today (see below).

Dolly Parton
Album title: Pure & Simple
Produced by Dolly Parton

    Pure and Simple
    Say Forever You'll Be Mine
    Never Not Love You
    Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
    Can't Be That Wrong
    Outside Your Door
    Tomorrow Is Forever
    I'm Sixteen
    Head Over High Heels
    Forever Love

The following is Dolly's upcoming concert schedule.


Aug. 02 Celeste Center- Columbus, Ohio

Aug. 03 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne, Ind.

Aug. 04 The Colosseum at Caesar Windsor - Windsor, ON, Canada

Aug. 06 Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, Mich.

Aug. 07 Ravinia Festival - Highland Park, Ill.

Aug. 09 Norton Center for the Arts - Danville, Ky.

Aug. 10 Ford Center - Evansville, Ind.

Aug. 12 BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla.

Aug. 13 Verizon Arena - Little Rock, Ark.

Sept. 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Sept. 10 Foley Fair Grounds - Seguin, ON, Canada

Sept. 12 MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Sept. 13 Mosaic Place - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada

Sept. 16 Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB, Canada

Sept. 17 Rogers Place - Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sept. 19 Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sept. 21 ShoWare Center - Kent, Wash. SOLD OUT

Sept. 22 Northern Quest Casino - Airway Heights, Wash.

Sept. 24 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, Calif.

Sept. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, Calif.

Sept. 27 Valley View Casino - San Diego, Calif.

Sept. 28 Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, Calif.

Sept. 30 Laughlin Amphitheatre - Laughlin, Nev.

Oct. 01 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.

Oct. 02 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.

Nov. 15 Pigeon Forge Convention Center - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Nov. 18 North Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston S.C.

Dec. 06 Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX

Dec. 09 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.

Dec. 10 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.


An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly 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. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in "Steel Magnolias," "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone," and "Straight Talk" followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton's Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012. To learn more about this American icon, visit


Sony Music Nashville includes its three country label operations - Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville - and Provident Music Group, one of the world's leading Christian music companies.


Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Bazmark Records, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Flying Buddha, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Latium Entertainment, Legacy Recordings, Louder Than Life, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, OKeh, Polo Ground Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


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