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Dolly Parton 'Blue Smoke' Track-by-Track for Bluegrass

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Dolly Parton Track-by-Track for Blue SmokeWe've written about Dolly Parton's latest project, Blue Smoke a few times including their initial exposure in Australia to a more recent CD release announcement. It is no secret that Dolly Parton has been a supporter and fan of Bluegrass Music for what seems like forever. Why not? She was born, raised and lived mountain and bluegrass music. It is in her genes and in her roots. This latest release allows this gifted and blessed artist the freedom to explore those bluegrass roots. The following Track-by-Track will give fans, old and new, a new insight into Dolly and her music.

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.

Blue Smoke

Banks of the Ohio

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Unlikely Angel

Thank you for watching and listening to this Track-by-Track with Dolly Parton.

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