World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announce a joint venture and the launch of Dolly’s new studio album, Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution on August 19. Pure & Simple will be released by Dolly Records/RCA Nashville and marketed internationally by Sony Music Masterworks.
“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.”
The release contains the 12-track “Pure & Simple” album on the first disc, and the incredible Glastonbury Live Set from 2014