24 December 2020 02:34
ABC/Image Group LADolly Parton this week shared the next music video off of her holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, and you may notice a theme starting to emerge. Just like the music video for her Michael Bublé duet, "Cuddle Up Cozy Down Christmas," Dolly becomes a Christmas cartoon version of herself in the video for "Pretty Paper." But while her last clip was set in the snow-capped mountains of "Holly Dolly's Ski Resort," Dolly's newest video takes place in Fort Worth, Texas. It's an appropriate setting, as Dolly's duet partner on the song is native Texan Willie Nelson. Willie's animated version joins Dolly in the video, the pair of them sitting in the back of a wagon and singing as they're rolling through town. "Pretty Paper" is just one of the many duets included on Dolly's first Christmas album in three decades, A Holly Dolly Christmas, which arrived this October.
Other guest artists featured on the project include Jimmy Fallon, Billy Ray Cyrus and more. While everyone knows Dolly Parton for her golden voice—she's been famous across seven decades—not everyone knows that she favors songwriting to singing. "I have often said that my songs are my children and that I expect them to support me when I'm old. Well, I am old, and they are," writes Parton in her new book. In the retrospective "Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics" by Dolly Parton (with Robert K.
Parton was the first family member to graduate high school in 1964 and the next day she got on a bus to Nashville with just her songs and some clothes. She married Carl Dean in 1966, a man she met the day after she arrived in Nashville. In 1969, Parton started singing on "The Porter Wagoner Show," which she did for 5 years, and she was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. Toward the end of her time with Wagoner, there was conflict when she felt he tried to control her career. Parton felt she needed to control her own destiny and that ultimately led to their parting ways.
Because her father was illiterate, Parton started the Imagination Library before he died in 2000, which is said to have given away over 150 million books to children. With the new millennium, Dolly earned numerous awards, including the Kennedy Center honor in 2006 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Her secret: "I think if you can be friends, that's a big, big part of it. In the spring of 2020, when COVID-19 hit, Dolly donated $1 million to vaccine research. While fans will be thrilled, some readers may feel there the book could have easily ended at 300 pages instead of 380. Tolchin, whose most recent book is the comedic fictional memoir, "Fanny on Fire," reviews for New York Journal of Books. Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics Dolly Parton (with Robert K. It's her America and we're just living in it, but that's not to say she isn't a giver—she even helped fund Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. And to cure us all of the holiday blues, she released her first Christmas album in 30 years last month, titled A Holly Dolly Christmas. (You just know she's been keeping that in her back pocket all these years.) Everybody, give it up for Dolly Parton! She opens "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with an exchange with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, because why not! She also ends the song by calling him "sexy boy," because who doesn't think that when thinking about Jimmy and his giggle. Dolly exudes confidence while Jimmy compliments excessively. SOUNDS FAMILIAR: There are a number of covers of this 1994 classic, originally sung and written by Mariah Carey. But there is a banjo in Dolly's, so her version is definitely the best cover. The original version by Miss Mariah is the only Christmas song deserving of a perfect 10, says this Scrooge (who only listens to holiday music when she's enlisted to write a Sleigher). But it also feels sacrilegious to give Dolly Parton anything but a 10, so let's say I docked two points because of Jimmy. Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson get the animated treatment in the new music video for "Pretty Paper". The song is featured on Parton's new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas. Nelson originally penned "Pretty Paper" in 1963. RELATED: Miley Cyrus Honours Her 'Fairy Godmother' Dolly Parton "I figured since everybody probably wouldn't get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer," Parton said of A Holly Dolly Christmas, per Rolling Stone. RELATED: Dolly Parton Talks Collaborations With Miley Cyrus And Michael Bublé A Holly Dolly Christmas released on Oct. 2 and included collaboration with Miley Cyrus, Michael Buble and more.