Dolly Parton to Release New Album and Novel “Run, Rose, Run”
Dolly Parton is celebrating her 76th birthday today, January 19th. And the Country music legend, actor, benefactor, altruist, cultural icon, and queen to many will also soon add novelist to her resume when she releases the novel Run, Rose, Run on March 4th in collaboration with bestselling author James Patterson.
Reportedly about a star on the rise singing about the hard life she left behind her, Rose goes to Nashville to claim her destiny, but also may find the darkness she fled waiting for her in Music City, and looking to destroy her aspirations.
The novel Run, Rose, Run was announced a few months ago, but now it’s been revealed that a new 12-song Run, Rose, Run album from Dolly Parton will also accompany the release, with 12 new original songs written by Dolly Parton to sync up with the written work. It will be Dolly’s first album of original music in nearly five years, and includes collaborations with Ben Haggard and Joe Nichols.
The album should be considered an accompaniment to the novel, not vice versa. But Dolly Parton hopes the music will help introduce a wider audience to her story. Ahead of both the novel and the new album, Dolly has released the song “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” (listen below).
“So many people come to Nashville with their sack of songs,” Dolly says. “Whether they’re running from anything or not, they’re running towards a future. That’s what ‘Big Dreams and Faded Jeans’ is all about. I am so pleased to finally share the first song from this exciting new album with all of you!”
The novel Run, Rose, Run can be pre-ordered here, and the album Run, Rose, Run can be pre-ordered here.
Run, Rose, Run TRACK LIST
2. Big Dreams and Faded Jeans
3. Demons (with Ben Haggard)
5. Snakes In The Grass
6. Blue Bonnet Breeze
1. Woman Up and Take It Like A Man
4. Lost and Found (with Joe Nichols)
5. Dark Night, Bright Future
6. Love or Lust (with Richard Dennison)
Dan Da Hootenanny
January 19, 2022 @ 9:55 am
Really digging this new song by Dolly. Very retrospective with a classic 80s early 90s Dolly country sound. Makes me think of better times and fond memories. Thanks Dolly! She really is a class act all the way around.
January 19, 2022 @ 11:56 am
Dolly’s not busting the seams of her jeans, that’s for sure. She looks fricking great. Really nice to see her singing with Ben Haggard and Joe Nichols, too.
I’m not one to fawn after royalty, but if Dolly were the Queen of America, I wouldn’t complain.
January 19, 2022 @ 12:35 pm
Nice. Still writing. Mark of a true artist. And it probably doesnt hurt to keep the brand going with new product. Right on.
January 19, 2022 @ 2:38 pm
I have to add that song to my repertoire…. but change Nashville to somewhere in Texas
January 20, 2022 @ 3:44 am
“…change Nashville to somewhere in Texas” – Now there’s country song idea…
January 19, 2022 @ 2:41 pm
Think you need to edit slightly, she’s already a published author – from Wikipedia:
Just the Way I Am: Poetic Selections on Reasons to Live, Reasons to Love and Reasons to Smile from the Songs of Dolly Parton (1979)
Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business (1994)
Coat of Many Colors (1996)
Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter and Lots of Good Food (2006)
I Am a Rainbow (2009)
Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You (2012)
Songteller: My Life in Lyrics (2020)
January 19, 2022 @ 10:24 pm
This is her first novel. That is what was meant to be conveyed.
January 19, 2022 @ 8:02 pm
I like this new song by Dolly! She has accomplished so much in her lifetime; now she adds author to her long list of credits. I look forward to purchasing the book and the album! Dolly is also a very humble and giving person. She is a true role-model.
January 20, 2022 @ 2:34 am
Radio will have nothing to do with this new album, or this song despite it being a very good one, which is really sad, and just another reason I don’t listen to country radio any more.
January 20, 2022 @ 9:51 am
Great to see a collaboration with Joe Nichols. He is a terrific vocalist who has had a few mis-steps with past releases but has also put out some great traditional-leaning songs.
January 20, 2022 @ 3:43 pm
Uh trigger is there going to be a cd? You listed songs on side A and side B, I take it that is vinyl, I am hoping for a cd as well, and look forward to getting the book as well.
January 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Yes, this will be available on CD as well. That’s how the track list was presented. Sometimes artists like to do that even in the CD/streaming era because the songs fit in two separate parts and are sequenced accordingly.
January 20, 2022 @ 10:48 pm
Thanks trigger, that is something I did not know, I am looking very forward to this album
January 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
I went to the link and it says cd, so I am happy.haven’t heard new music from Dolly in so long, it is great new stuff is coming.
January 23, 2022 @ 6:09 pm
This is awesome. Country is all inclusive with all ages, genders and sexual orientations. No matter who you are, if you got the spirit, then that’s country. Dolly is a forever queen!