Dolly Parton Strikes Gold With "Blue Smoke – The Best Of"
London, UK – Dolly Parton earns, yet, another sales award as her 42nd studio album, Blue Smoke – The Best Of, has been certified Gold by the BPI and remains #3 on the official UK chart in its sixth week of release.
“Dolly could not be any happier,” says Dolly’s manager Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management. “She has worked very hard over the past several years to create the momentum that we have going. Everyone at Dolly Records and Sony Music have done an outstanding job with making Dolly’s new music available and the sales prove it.”
Blue Smoke – The Best Of, includes her latest studio album Blue Smoke featuring "Home", "Blue Smoke" and new duet with long- time collaborator and friend Kenny Rogers and even a Bon Jovi cover! Alongside her greatest hits on disc 2 featuring the classics such as "Jolene", "9 to 5", "Islands in the Stream", "Little Sparrow", "Here You Come Again" and "I Will Always Love You" plus many more.
“Blue Smoke – The Best Of is officially Gold in the UK, which is a massive achievement for Dolly Parton and the team,” says Faye Donaldson, Sr. Marketing Manager/Sony Music. “The response to Dolly after her Glastonbury performance has been amazing and having new music available at the same time has created a reaction that I've never seen before. It’s been just perfect.”
In addition, Dolly’s previous studio album Better Day, which was released in 2011, has been certified Silver.
About Dolly Parton:
Dolly has achieved 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.
As a zenith crown to the dreams of country music that originally brought her to Nashville, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Rhinestone. Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for "Travelin’ Thru" from the film Transamerica.