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Dolly Parton: brand new studio album ‘Better Day’, 29 August 2011

| On 20, Jun 2011







‘Better Day’ is coming.  And who better than Dolly Parton to start spreading the news?


On 29 August 2011, Dolly Parton, the most honoured female country singers of all time returns with a much-anticipated album of all-new studio material ‘Better Day’. Coinciding with a spectacular World tour that comes to the UK on 20 August, ‘Better Day’, released through Sony Music, is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed and successful ‘Backwoods Barbie’ album in 2008.


The legendary singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist explained, “I wanted to do an album that would be very uplifting and positive, as well as inspirational” says the seven-time Grammy winner.  “Times are hard all over.  I think people need to feel better and I thought ‘Better Day’ was a perfect title because it says ‘hope’.”


The ‘Better Day’ world tour launches on 17 July in Knoxville in her home state of Tennessee and will be highlighted by two shows (22 and 23 July) at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Next, the tour moves overseas starting 20 August and will feature a pair of shows (7 and 8 September) at the O2 Arena in London. Tickets available at


In 2008, Dolly achieved accolades for what was her most successful European tour of her 40-plus year career, where she performed 17 shows to over 170,000 fans, surpassing her then-best 2007 European tour, where she played 21 shows for over 140,000 people.  Each of these treks grossed in tens of millions of dollars and established Dolly as Europe’s favorite and most successful country artist.


Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country performer of all time. Achieving 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 41 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 reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide.

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.


Better Day full tracklisting:

1) In The Meantime

2) Just Leaving

3) Missing You

4) Together You & I

5) Country Is

6) Holding Everything

7) The Sacrifice

8 ) I Just Might

9) Better Day

10) Shine Like The Sun

11) Get Out

12) Let Love Grow


The initial U.K. dates are as follows:


Date                            City, State                               Venue

Sat 20 Aug                   Glasgow                                   Glasgow SECC

Sun 21 Aug                  Glasgow                                   Glasgow SECC

Mon 22 Aug                Nottingham                            Nottingham Arena

Wed 31 Aug                 Liverpool                                 Echo Arena

Fri 2 Sept                      Birmingham                           LG Arena

Sat 3 Sept                     Cardiff                                       CIA Arena

Sun 4 Sept                   Cardiff                                       CIA Arena

Tue 6 Sept                   Bournemouth                       Bournemouth BIC

Wed 7 Sept                  London                                   O2 Arena

Thur 8 Sept                 London                                   O2 Arena

Sat 10 Sept                  Newcastle                             Metro Radio Arena

Sun 11 Sept                 Manchester                          Evening News Arena

Mon 12 Sept               Sheffield                                   Motorpoint Arena

Wed14 Sept                Dublin                                    02 Arena

Thur 15 Sept               Belfast                                   Odyssey Arena