Dolly Parton Hits No.1 in New Zealand, Australia
Dolly Parton made quite an impression when she toured Down Under last month, as part of her Blue Smoke World Tour.
Her 'Blue Smoke' album, which was released in January in Australia and New Zealand, topped the New Zealand all-genre album chart, and stayed at the top of the Australian Country Albums chart for four consecutive weeks.
“On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all the areas of music that you’ve allowed me to dabble in through the years,” Parton explains. “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 of songs like ‘Home,’ ‘Blue Smoke’ and ‘Don’t Think Twice,’ and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on ‘Lover du Jour.’”
The 68-year-old is no stranger to being in the top spot on the charts. She has had 25 of her songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, which is more than any other female artist.
'Blue Smoke' will be released in the United States on May 13. Parton will kick off a series of shows in the US on May 22 in Tulsa, Okla., before heading to Europe on June 8 for an overseas trek. See a list of all of her upcoming shows here.