Dolly Parton Announces New Album ‘Better Day’ and Summer Tour Dates
2011 will be the year of the Dolly if Dolly Parton has any say. The famed country starlet is set to release an all-new album, 'Better Day,' this summer, with a full batch of tour dates around the globe.
Miss Parton will embark on a two-month North American/European/Australian 'Better Day' tour in promotion of the new record. The show will hit double marks in Los Angeles, Glasgow and London, and runs from mid-July to mid-September (with Aussie dates TBD).
The actress and country music icon promises fans a rocking show, with a healthy blend of new and old favorites. "I’m very excited, first of all, to be going back on tour at all," she admits in a press release, adding, "I love the fans and I miss the live stage shows. With the new stage show I hope to have a lot of new things for the fans, especially all the new songs and some new and different segments in the show with a lot more fun things as well. Of course, we will always be doing the biggest and most popular songs. We’re looking for a good time for ourselves as well as for the fans."
Parton's forthcoming 'Better Day' record will include a full track list of new and more modern songs, according to the blonde songstress. "I always think every album is better than the last one … at least I strive for that. I wrote all the songs for this one; plus, I think it may be a little more contemporary than what I usually do," she says.
This album will mark the fourth release on her own label, Dolly Records -- and the Tennessee sweetheart believes 'do it yourself' is best. "It’s always best to be your own boss since you can do what you think is right. It’s also nice knowing what a nice person the boss really is and that you can pretty much get away with anything," Parton says humorously. "Seriously, though, I’m proud Dolly Records has done so well."
A full list of 'Better Day' tour dates is available on Parton's official website.
'Better Day' Track List:
'In the Meantime'
'Together You and I'
'I Just Might'
'Shine Like The Sun'
'Let Love Grow'