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1 hr ago | Billboard

Dolly Parton Mulls Recording Glastonbury Festival Mud Song

Dolly Parton's appearance at the Glastonbury Festival was one of the most talked about performances of this year's famed U.K. music event, and now a song written especially for the set could be making its way to the recording studio.


Related Topix: Country

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Merle Haggard, Tift Merritt to headline 3-day SFC Festival at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The SFC holds numerous recordings on the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, including Dolly Parton's first recording "Puppy Love."


Related Topix: Tift Merritt, Country, Merle Haggard, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, The Collection, Techno


Ed Sheeran, Cheryl Cole Top U.K. Charts

Ed Sheeran's "X" started a fifth week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday to secure the longest consecutive run at No.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Country, Dance, Coldplay

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Dolly Parton would sing own songs in biopic

Dolly Parton has confessed she would have to perform her own sings in a movie about herself as she wouldn't want an actress to have to deal with the pressure of matching her vocals.


Related Topix: Country

The Mercury

Tassie on map for Kenny Rogers

Rogers, who turns 76 next month, will play a one-off outdoor concert in Launceston in February as part of his Through The Years world tour.


Related Topix: Kenny Rogers, Country, Australia, World News, Oceania, Willie Nelson

News Observer

CD review: 'Bridges'

If country music rests on a bedrock of tradition, there's good cause for an album like "Bridges," the likely breakout of Mary Sarah.


Related Topix: Country, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard


Arkansan on the road with Parton

HELLO DOLLY! Ashdown native Kent Wells, a Nashville musician and producer with his own production company there, has spent years working as a musician, arranger and producer with various artists.


Related Topix: Country, Arkansas

Sat Jul 26, 2014


Dolly Parton says she may record studio version of Glastonbury mud song

Dolly Parton has suggested that she could record a studio version of the 'mud song' she wrote and performed at Glastonbury this year.


Related Topix: Country

Bournemouth Echo

Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley talks Dolly Parton, Roald Dahl and Camp Bestival

Jo Whiley, recovered from TV and radio presenting duties at Glastonbury Festival, is telling me in those distinctive warm and husky tones how doing laundry brings her back down to earth and of her secret ambition to be on Gardeners' World.


Related Topix: Country, Jo Whiley, Roald Dahl, Vocal

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Song to Get You Through the Weekend: 'Girl in a Country Song,' by Maddie & Tae

Contemporary country can usually stand to take a few more cues from its gutsy leading ladies.


Related Topix: Taylor Swift, The Dixie Chicks, Country

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Dolly Parton Welcomes Families 'Home' to Tennessee - Exclusive Video

In 1973, Dolly Parton wrote and first recorded "My Tennessee Mountain Home," painting an indelible picture of her rural birthplace.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Country, Music, Entertainment

Fox News

Dolly: God, family are key

American country music star Dolly Parton performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset, during the Glastonbury Festival June 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Country, Entertainment


Sales of Dolly's Jolene soared after Glasto show

Dolly Parton's Jolene has sold 214,279 digital copies in the UK since her appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in late June.


Related Topix: Country

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Google is working 9 to 5 -- brings Street View to Dollywood

Dolly Parton is a living legend. Even if you do not love country music, you probably love one of her songs.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Country, Whitney Houston, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock


Cover Alert | Allie Kral Leads Yonder Through Jolene

Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff have been welcome additions as guests with Yonder Mountain String Band on the group's first post-Jeff Austin tour.


Related Topix: Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Country

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and country's twang heard around the worldRandy Lewis

Brad Paisley has seen his London crowds grow. They may not go four-wheeling in Britain, he says, "but I found out they a like hearing about it."


Related Topix: Country, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Getty Images, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Music, Entertainment

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Ed Sheeran tops British album chart, sets 2014 record

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran topped the British album chart for a fourth consecutive week on Sunday, setting a record for the longest run in the top spot this year, the Official Charts Company said.


Related Topix: Country

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Steve Young tops Sunday's concerts

Country, Americana, and folk singer and songwriter Steve Young heads the Central Iowa concert calendar for Sunday, July 20. Young is the man who wrote and recorded "Seven Bridges Road" long before it was made famous by the Eagles and covered again later by Joan Baez, Rita Coolidge, Iain Matthews, Ricochet, and, most recently, Dolly Parton.


Related Topix: Steve Young, Country, Hank Williams Jr.


Country-fried Fenway at Loretta's Last Call

What for A New England honky-tonk experience. You'll find fried chicken, moonshine, and a country soundtrack in the shadow of Fenway Park.


Related Topix: Country, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood


Lily Allen finds it hard out here

THE impossible pop princess Lily Allen talks about her third record Sheezus , her obsession with Dolly Parton and why she is supporting Miley Cyrus.


Related Topix: Lily Allen, Hot Chicks, Country, Tim McGraw