The Country Music Hall of Famer will release ‘Blue Smoke’ via Sony Masterworks and her own label, Dolly Records, to coincide with the world tour she recently announced for next year.
“We’re kicking off our Blue Smoke World Tour right here at home. I love traveling all over the world; but it’s true, there’s nothing like home,” Parton said.
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“I’ve been wanting to do this project for a long time,” the Sugarland singer said of her first-ever solo album, which will hit stores in January.
“Country music is really the white man’s rhythm and blues. It’s where all the pain is. Once you get to country you can’t go back because there’s no other music that’s that honest.”
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“It never was hard to write a song. It was an easy thing to do to make a rhyme,” Nelson told Radio.com. “I guess songwriters are supposed to be able to do that.
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“When we did ‘Islands in the Stream’ we connected musically, when we did ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’ we connected personally,” Rogers said. “For me, it’s not important that it’s a hit song, but it’s important historically to have it on tape.”
A singer as notable as Kenny Rogers doesn’t necessarily need a “comeback,” but these last couple years he’s certainly enjoying one.