A future collaboration between Dolly Parton & Brandi Carlile? 

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Dolly is so sweet, she really take her time to read letters from fans, this fan Of Dolly is also an artist who had the guts to give Dolly her own CD. I Love it!  I hope Dolly and Brandi … Continue reading

Dolly Parton is on Top Of the World 2014

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I’ll give Y’all Dolly’s best appearance this year. It is an amazing year from Dolly on what she had Archived. 1. Blue Smoke World Tour: Glastonbury Festival: Only 200 000 was there to see Dolly’s performance. Dolly visited Europe, USA … Continue reading

Nominate Dolly Parton to the Polar Music Prize 2016

Hey Y’all! Nominate Dolly Parton to the Polar Music Prize 2016, everyone have the opportunity to do this, you only have to write to the board members Of Polar Music Prize and tell’em that you nominate Dolly Parton and why , to give the nomination some extra substance. Nominate Dolly Parton here: NOMINATE DOLLY PARTON HERE

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Here is the mail adress to a few of the board members:

info@polarmusicprize.org

Lennart Wiklund
Chairman of the Polar Music Prize Board
E-mail: lennart.wiklund@polarmusicprize.org

And

Marie Ledin
Member of the Polar Music Prize Board and Managing Director of the Polar Music Prize
E-mail: marie.ledin@polarmusicprize.org

And/ Or Snailmail:

Polar Music Prize, PO Box 55777
SE-114 83 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Dolly as a songwriter/ artist, here’s a few Of her masterpiece’s :

Travelin Thru

Little Sparrow

From Here To The Moon and Back

I Will Always Love You

The Grass Is Blue

Hello God

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This is how they’re working with the nominations

The Polar Music Prize Committee has, apart from single members’ potential to nominate future Laureates, an international working process for nominations, which enables broader substrate for the Prize Committee to relate to in a sample process. The Prize Committee receives nominations from ECSA (the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance) and its 40 author representative organizations in 25 European countries. The Prize Committee also receives a growing number of nominations from individuals all over the world.

CISAC – Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Auteurs et Composers and IFPI – International Federation of the Phonographic Industry have over the years also contributed with nominations from its members.

Since the mid 2000′s, the Award Committee has established links with senior advisors from previous Polar Music Prize Laureates, such as Renee Fleming and Ennio Morricone.

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The Polar Music Prize is one of the most prestigious and unique music prizes in the world, crossing over musical boundaries and awarded to individuals, groups and institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements.

Y’all it’s time to begin lobbying !

Read my first article about the Polar Music Prize Here: Polar Music Prize to Dolly Parton 2015?

Find out more information about Polar Music Prize here: Polar Music Prize Org

Blue Smoke CD Release

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PRESS RELEASE</NEW YORK, NY (December 9, 2013) – Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton is proud to announce her latest recording endeavor, a partnership between her own label Dolly Records and Sony Masterworks. The label deal will launch her new album Blue Smoke in New Zealand/Australia on January 31, 2014, to coincide with her international Blue Smoke World Tour which will hit New Zealand, Australia in February. In addition, Blue Smoke will be released in the United States and Europe in May 2014, in advance of the Blue Smoke World Tour hitting England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

“We at Masterworks think that Blue Smoke sits with Dolly Parton’s very best recorded work, as global audiences will discover when she begins her world tour in January 2014. We're very happy to be associated with this great American music artist,” saysBogdan Roscic, President of Sony Masterworks.

Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award.

As a zenith crown to the dreams of country music that originally brought her to Nashville, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. And the litany goes on.

Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Rhinestone. Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the filmTransamerica.

Sony Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit http://www.SonyMasterworks.com

For more information on Dolly Parton please visit:
http://www.dollypartonmusic.net
Facebook: Facebook.com/DollyParton
Twitter: Twitter.com/DollyParton

Special Guest: David Blackstock , Hair designer to the legends in Hollywood

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David working with legends like Ruta Lee, Debbie Reynolds, Gennifer Flowers etc in Hollywood and with his salon; Salon Six 9 in Texas. In this interview he talks about his journey as hair designer, Dolly Parton’s hair designer and how it is to collaborate with a photographer.

How come you’ve begin to work with celeb’s hair?

I met my godmother, Ruta Lee, at a theatre in Fort Worth, TX, called Casa Manana. I was basically orphaned and she took me under her wing. She believed in me, and helped me achieve a life that could have never imagined. Through my life with her, combined with the proverbial hard work and determined networking, I became friends with other celebrities. Of course, it helped that Ruta would always tell her friends, “Let him do your hair. I’m sick of feeding him.” That’s one my dear friend, Joan Rivers’, favorite stories about my life.

You working as a personal hair stylists to Hollywood legends like Mamie Van Doren, Ruta Lee, how is it to work as a personal hair stylist to celebs?

The one thing that you have to remember when you’re a celebrity hairdresser, traveling with a celeb, is that, in most cases, you’re not only their hair dresser, but you’re also their personal assistant, wardrobe manager, confidante, and everything in between. For example, when it comes to my BFF, Gennifer Flowers, not only am I her hairdresser, but I’m her body guard as well. Most importantly though, she’s my friend of 20 years, and one of my biggest cheerleaders. Even as I write this, I’m packing for a trip to New Orleans, to being the process of creating hair for Gennifer’s upcoming reality show.

You have your Salon six 9 in Texas, and it makes me think of big hair…What do you think of the hair design Cheryl Riddle do on Dolly’s hair?

I think what Cheryl does is tricky because her styles pay homage to traditional country, while still staying current with today’s trends. I especially loved Dolly’s hair at the premier of Joyful Noise, at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. You also have to remember, Dolly’s hairstyles while she is working are definitely different than her hairstyles when she’s just Dolly at the local Cracker Barrel. This requires Cheryl to always make one style compliment the other, so that there is no great disconnect between the two.

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Witch era do you think was/is the best of Dolly’s hair? 

I loved Dolly’s hair in the late 70s and early 80s. Especially the style she wore on the Midnight Special television show. But then, David Blair took her style from Nashville to Hollywood. Dolly has stayed with that style for decades, and probably always will. I’m a diehard Dolly fan, so it doesn’t really matter what hairstyle she chooses. But I do miss her 70s old school drag hair.

Do you want to work for Dolly too?

There was a time in my when that was my goal. And that goal led to the extraordinary life that I have today. I would love to work with her on a photo shoot or a concert tour, but with my obligations to other celebrity clients and friends, it would be much more difficult to manage at this point in my life. However, I never rule anything out!

You collaborate with the Hollywood photographer Alan Mercer, how can a day look like for you when you’re on photo shoots?

Because of our mutual friend Mamie Van Doran, I have a wonderful friend in Alan Mercer. We are truly soul mates. I’ve never met anyone that I have clicked with (no pun intended) than I do with Alan. Photo shoots with Alan are like being in a fantasy which we create together. We’re in sync when we practice our respective crafts. We are there for each other as well as the client, which makes the event seamless, as if it’s something that we do every day. What makes it even more special, is that Alan’s parents live less than five miles from me, so he and I even get to spend holidays together.

How much decide the photographer and hair stylist on how the photo will look like? 

Alan and I collaborate without exception. Once we decide what the theme of the photo shoot is going to be, he and I stage the wardrobe and accessories. I create the styles that will translate into effortless and fitting for the message we’re trying to convey, while Alan chooses what artistic direction the imaging is going to take. He captures the moments, while my job is to make the moments ready for his camera. I like to think of us as the Dolly and Kenny and hair. People just like us together.

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Tell me about the day you became a fan of Dolly…

The first thing that everyone needs to know about me is that I was born a Dolly fan. I can’t remember a day that I wasn’t a fan of Dolly Parton. And there’s not a day that goes by during which I don’t think about her; which, by the way, scares my friend Joan Rivers. There’s simply not a time in my life that I wasn’t a Dolly fan. It’s almost spiritual. For me, at least. But my most memorable day as a Dolly fan was when I met her during her Better Day tour and had opportunity get that elusive personal photo. When I entered the room where she was standing, my dream became a reality. That’s the day I will never forget.

By: Diana Falheim

Thank you David for making this interview possible.