Dolly Parton, surprised the world with the digital re-release of six classic albums on Friday, April 10th. The largest-ever digital catalogue drop of Dolly Parton songs now includes the albums Little Sparrow (2001), Halos & Horns (2002), For God & Country (2003), Live & Well (2004), Those Were the Days (2005) and Better Day (2011). Featured on these albums are the superstar’s Grammy-winning vocals on “Shine,” the poignant “Little Sparrow” and fan favourite “I’m Gone,” among many other now-classics.
In 2002, Parton originally released “Hello God” from Halo & Horns as a prayer in response to the terror attacks of 9-11 and she made it available again now with the hope that it would again bring healing and help.
“Hello, God? Can you grant us love enough to make amends?
Hello, God? Is there still a chance that we could start again?
Can you help me go the distance? Hello God?”
The following year, she released For God & Country, which included covers of famous patriotic mainstays and original Parton cuts. USA Today referred to the album “as her personal USO revue.” A call back to a simpler, united time; something she wishes for us all again.
Live & Well was first released in 2004, and is a live album recorded at Dollywood, the world famous 150-acre theme park which is as unique as its namesake and owner. Those Were the Days (2005) is a collection of cover songs from the 1960’s and 1970’s and features a guest on every track including Norah Jones, Keith Urban, and Alison Krauss. The most recently recorded album made available again today is Better Day (2011), which features single “Together You & I” and an inspired mix of originals.
Links below to access each re-released album:
Little Sparrow (2001) – https://smarturl.it/DPLittleSparrow
Halos & Horns (2002) – https://smarturl.it/HalosandHorns
For God and Country (2003) – https://smarturl.it/ForGodAndCountry
Live and Well (2004) – http://smarturl.it/DPLiveandWell
Those Were the Days (2005) – https://smarturl.it/DPThoseWereTheDays
Better Day (2011) – https://smarturl.it/DPBetterDay