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Editors’ Notes

Dolly Parton may be a country-music veteran, but she sings with the passion and energy of a teenager. She wrote all twelve songs here and they’re further proof of her underrated songwriting greatness. “Somebody’s Missing You” features Emmylou Harris and Alison Krauss on backing vocals and is the sweet meeting of angelic vocals that you’d expect tucked inside a great modern country tune. “Better Day” plays like a slinky barroom vamp with Parton whispering and shouting up and down the dynamic scale. “Together You and I” has a bright pop patina shoring up its infectious energy. The uptempo numbers —  “In the Meantime,” “Just Leaving,” “Country Is As Country Does” — add a thrilling power and a balance to the pedal-steel ballads. “I Just Might” is the sound of a country master working the most vulnerable edge of her range. “Get Out and Stay Out” retains a brutal attack underneath Parton’s gentle vocals. “Let Love Grow” is a positive power anthem that sounds as genuine as the best of her work.

Customer Reviews

Dolly Shines Like the Sun!

Better Day is an amazing effort from Mrs. Parton. As a matter of fact, this may be her best work to date IMO. She has new recordings of older songs, completely new songs, and covers of songs she wrote for the 9 to 5 Musical. She shines on every track with her angelic voice that melts your heart like butter. Stand out tracks are ... Just Leaving, Together You and I, Country is as Country Does, Holding Everything, I Just Might, Better Day, and Shine Like the Sun. My personal favorite track would have to be "Holding Everything" . It's simply beautiful and I have coined it as my new song for my Soul-Mate Robert. I highly recommend this Album and encourage my fellow Dollyites and Big Wigs to purchase it. A perfect 10/10!

Dolly is Best

Dolly defines country music

The Queen of Country!!

This album just proves that Dolly has still got it and she's not going anywhere! She's so down to earth in her music and so easy to relate too. Go Dolly!!


Born: January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, TN

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

It's difficult to find a country performer who has moved from her country roots to international fame more successfully than Dolly Parton. Her autobiographical single "Coat of Many Colors" shows the poverty of growing up one of 12 children on a rundown farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12 years old, she was appearing on Knoxville television; at 13 she was recording on a small label and appearing on the Grand Ole Opry. Her 1967 hit "Dumb Blonde" (which she's not) caught Porter Wagoner's ear, and...
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