Dolly comments on this recording saying, "Every time I do a new album, I try to think of what my fans (you) would like to hear from me right now. Well, right now I’m at an age where I feel I have lived a lot and long and have accomplished so much of what I set out to do as a youngster. Thank God and you for allowing this to be so. On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all of the areas of music that you’ve allowed me to dabble in through the years. You will hear my old world mountain voice on songs like “Banks of the Ohio” and “If I Had Wings,” my tender side on songs like “Miss You-Miss Me” and “Unlikely Angel,” my country/bluegrass side on songs like “Home,” “Blue Smoke” and “Don’t Think Twice” and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on “Lover du Jour.” The duets with Kenny (“You Can’t Make Old Friends”) and Willie (“From Here to the Moon and Back”) speak for themselves, but also speaks to that side of me that says friends are so important. “Lay Your Hands on Me” and “Try” really lay out my spiritual and inspirational side and my never-ending desire to try to uplift mankind. I think all of my colors are in here. I hope that you will find much joy and many blessings as you listen. Enjoy!"
Here Dolly talks about some selected tracks on Blue Smoke.
Thank you for watching and listening to this Track-by-Track with Dolly Parton.