Blue Smoke lands at #2 on Billboard Country Chart; #6 on Billboard Top 200
The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, adds another career milestone to her long list of accomplishments!!! With the release of her 42nd studio album, BLUE SMOKE, Parton scores her highest charting solo album ever. Parton, amazingly, has only visited the top 10 of the Billboard 200 once: with the collaborative set "Trio," with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. It peaked at No. 6 on May 2, 1987, after earlier debuting at No. 38 on March 28, 1987.
“I am glad that people are enjoying the music from my new Blue Smoke album. It feels great to be in the Top 10,” says Dolly Parton. “It’s always an honor to know the fans spend their hard earned money on my music. Thanks everybody!”
In terms of Parton's solo efforts, she's gone as high as No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with "9 to 5 and Odd Jobs," on March 21, 1981. That album of course featured her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "9 to 5", as well as the No. 41 hit "But You Know I Love You" and the No. 77-peaking "The House of the Rising Sun."
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 offers up a few ‘bundles’ for those music enthusiasts that pre-order her latest musical endeavor.
“I really wanted to do an album that had all the colors of my whole career,” says Dolly Parton. “We have some bluegrass stuff, some gospel flavored things, and we have some mountain style stuff. We also did a cover of Bon Jovi’s ‘Lay Your Hands On Me’ as a gospel song, and it’s absolutely great. We did a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice,’ which has always been a favorite of mine. We did it the Americana way, with plucking guitars and finger-picking and bluegrass harmonies. I love choosing other peoples’ songs, doing some covers. It was really a special album to do. It was fun to do.”
A special video message from Dolly, herself, as well as an extra sampling of exclusive tracks can be purchased online through Walmart.com. The Walmart version of Blue Smoke includes four exclusive bonus tracks, “Get Up Get On Get Out”, “Olive Branch”, “Early Morning Breeze”, and “Angels In The Midst” for the special price of $11.88. If you order online at Walmart.com, you will also receive a free digital copy. Order online here: http://www.walmart.com/ip/35939112
For the thousands of fans that ordered Dolly’s album during her live one-hour special on QVC, Parton offered up an additional bonus of five (5) songs. That bonus CD, included live versions of Parton’s classics, “9 to 5”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Jolene”, “Two Doors Down’, and Dolly’s first million selling single “Here You Come Again”. For those that missed the opportunity, but would still like to receive this special bonus package can order online at QVC (http://qvc.co/1kR2Q4B) for the special price of $18.50 plus shipping.
At Dolly’s official website, www.dollypartonentertainment.com, three different music bundles are now available.
$20.00 – Bundle #1 includes the Blue Smoke CD along with a commemorative Blue Smoke laminate with lanyard
$50.00 – Bundle # 2 includes the Blue Smoke CD, Blue Smoke Tour T-Shirt, Dolly Mudflap Logo KeyChain, and Blue Smoke Coffee Mug
$300.00 – Bundle # 3 (Limited to 25 only!!) includes autographed Blue Smoke CD, autographed Blue Smoke Vinyl, Blue Smoke Tour T-Shirt, Dolly Mudflap Logo KeyChain, Blue Smoke Coffee Mug, and a limited edition Dolly Lithograph
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