Stella Parton will celebrate her sister Dolly with a new album, Mountain Songbird

Stella Parton has announced that she will honour her sister Dolly with a new album, MOUNTAIN SONGBIRD: A SISTER’S TRIBUTE. The album is available now and includes a Dolly and Stella co-written duet, More Power To Ya.
MOUNTAIN SONGBIRD comprises re-recorded songs previously made famous by Dolly. The new album project coincides with a 16-date UK tour  running from February to March.
“I have been asked many times throughout my career to record an entire album of her music, but in my heart and mind, I never felt I could ever do her music or performances justice. So in the end, while making the decision to record this tribute album of eleven of my favourites, I decided to sing the story songs because they resonated with me the most,” Stella said.
Stella chose to release the album on her sister’s birthday, January 19. “I wanted this to come out on her special day. Dolly has always been my favourite songwriter, although I grew up in a family chocked full of them. It was indeed a daunting task to choose 11 of my favourite songs from a catalog so vast. I have chosen to sing them as sincerely and respectfully as possible and I hope you can hear that in my humble and honest approach to my sister’s beautiful songs. I am pleased and honoured to share my sister tribute” Stella said.
“Stella is a great singer, entertainer and songwriter. All the more reason I am so proud she decided to do a tribute CD of my songs,” Dolly said. “She was there from the beginning of my career and always complimented and encouraged me in my writing. I admire and respect the way that she chose to do my songs. She stayed true to the original spirit in which I wrote them and yet found a way to make them her own. I really love how they turned out and I think you will, too. It’s been a personal source of joy to be able to hear this loving tribute from one sister to another and just to be able to work that closely with her. I am especially proud of the song we wrote together More Power To Ya. I hope you will enjoy this CD as much as we’ve enjoyed working on it for you.”
1. Mountain Songbird
2. In the Good Old Days
3. Jolene
4. Blackie Kentucky
5. Coat of Many Colors
6. Bargain Store
7. Steady as the Rain
8. Down from Dover
9. Just Because I’m a Woman
10. The Flame
11. Seeker
12. I Will Always Love You
13. More Power To Ya (duet with Dolly)

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