Dolly Parton announces new album to take fans back to her roots


Dust off your cowboy boots and polish your rhinestones, Dolly Parton is releasing a new studio album to show off her "pure, tender side".

Her new record Pure & Simple will be released on August 19 and can be pre-ordered from July 8.

Dolly Parton album cover
The album cover (Dolly Records/Sony)

The entertainer has teamed up with Sony Music Nashville for the new music and she can't wait for fans to hear it.

She said: "I may not be pure, but I'm as simple as they come! This new Pure & Simple project is really special to me because I'm taking my fans back to my roots.

"I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn't go overboard with arrangements.

"I'm so glad we've teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans."

Doug Morris, CEO Sony Music Entertainment; Dolly Parton; and, Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.
Dolly with Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment and Danny Nozell, CEO of CTK Management

Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, added: "Dolly Parton is a national treasure and an iconic singer/songwriter.

"We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with her through this new global agreement.

"We are very proud to call her a member of the Sony Music family."

Dolly announced the track listing for the album and song titles include Say Forever You'll Be Mine, I'm Sixteen and Head Over High Heels.

Dolly Parton performs live in concert at the O2 Arena, London.
(Sue Moore/PA)

The Jolene singer recently denied reports that she had endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying her quotes were taken out of context.

She said: "My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context.

"I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump.

Dolly Parton performs on stage at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, as part of her Better Day World Tour.

"I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself 'cause I've got the hair for it, it's huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race.

"But seriously, I have not decided who I'm voting for, but no matter what we're gonna be suffering from PMS, Presidential Mood Swings."

Dolly, we salute you.