Official Dolly Parton Fan Club
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music.
Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the rural regions of the Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles, and harmonicas.
The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute in the United States.
As Long As I Love is a 1970 album by singer-songwriter Dolly Parton.
This album consisted of previously unreleased tracks Parton had recorded while at Monument (she left the label in 1967 after having released only one album, to sign with RCA). Neither Parton nor Monument put much effort into promoting the album, and it did not chart, likely due to competition from Parton's then current RCA release The Fairest of Them All, as well as her then current duet album with Porter Wagoner, Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca.
Best of Dolly Parton was a 1975 compilation album of Dolly Parton's early '70s work that has long been regarded by critics as the definitive representation of Parton's most influential period. The album reached # 5 on the U.S. country albums chart, and contained the title tracks to the previous six Parton albums, as well as the tracks "I Will Always Love You" and "Travelin' Man".
The album was curiously titled Best of Dolly Parton although RCA Records had previously released an album titled The Best of Dolly Parton in 1970, which remained in print at the time of this disc's release as it would for several more years. The album tracks, graphics, and catalog numbers were of course different for the two albums (and this release does not have "The" as part of the title) but still there was some confusion about the albums. This album is occasionally referred to as "The Best of Dolly Parton Vol. 2" but it never was released under that title. (Though a third "best of" collection was released in 1987, Best of Dolly Parton, Vol 3, suggesting RCA regarded this collection as Volume 2, even if they didn't include that designation in the title.)
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