Dolly Parton’s new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas will arrive before the holidays on Oct. 2, and will includes a number of celebrity collaborations.
A Holly Dolly Christmas will feature duets with Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter Miley (who is Parton’s goddaughter), Willie Nelson, Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon and Parton’s brother Randy.
Parton finished A Holly Dolly Christmas after the novel coronavirus pandemic began, so she and her duet partners largely recorded their parts separately. “We’ve been very smart, very careful, because we’re trying to protect ourselves and I’m an older person,” said Parton. “I’m not out to get it if I don’t [have] to, I’m hoping I can outrun all that. We’ve been all very, very smart, but it didn’t slow us up.”
A Holly Dolly Christmas takes its name from Burl Ives’ classic “Holly Jolly Christmas.” Parton recorded her own version of the song to be included on the album.
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