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Holly Dolly Christmas: Dolly Parton to release first Christmas album in 30 years

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Holly Dolly Christmas: Dolly Parton to release first Christmas album in 30 years. Photo Credit: Stacie Huckeba, Courtesy of Butterfly Records, LLC via dollyparton.com

Christmas is coming early this year! Country queen Dolly Parton announced plans Thursday to release a brand new Christmas album in October.

"A Holly Dolly Christmas" comes out worldwide on October 2. It's Dolly's first holiday album in 30 years.

“I am so excited to announce my new Christmas album ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas.’ I have recorded several Christmas classics like ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’, as well as some new material that I hope might become Christmas classics. I’ve recorded 5 duets with 5 very special artists as you can see,” said Dolly. “I figured since everybody probably wouldn’t get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer. So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some of the best work that I’ve ever done."

The collection will feature traditional favorites as well as five new songs written by the icon herself. The album will also include a song written with Kent Wells and duets with Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special tune with her brother, Randy.

"Kent Wells produced the album. As you know, Kent has been my friend, band leader and producer for many years. He’s outdone himself on this one. I’m just hoping that you’re gonna love it as much as we loved putting it together. So enjoy and MERRY CHRISTMAS!”, Dolly commented.

The first single from a "Holly Dolly Christmas" will be the powerhouse's duet with Michael Bublé, “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas.” The album announcement comes as Dollywood begins to hang their more than five million Christmas lights to prepare for their holiday celebrations.

"A Holly Dolly Christmas" is currently available for digital pre-order here.

Track Listing:

1. Holly Jolly Christmas – Dolly Parton

2. Christmas Is (feat. Miley Cyrus) – Dolly Parton

3. Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas – Dolly Parton, Michael Bublé

4. Christmas On The Square – Dolly Parton

5. Circle Of Love – Dolly Parton

6. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon

7. Comin’ Home For Christmas – Dolly Parton

8. Christmas Where We Are (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – Dolly Parton

9. Pretty Paper – Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson

10. Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Dolly Parton

11. You Are My Christmas (feat. Randy Parton) – Dolly Parton

12. Mary, Did You Know? – Dolly Parton

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