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Backwoods Barbie

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Better Get To Livin'
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Made of Stone
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Drives Me Crazy
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Backwoods Barbie
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Jesus & Gravity
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Only Dreamin'
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The Tracks of My Tears
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The Lonesomes
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Cologne
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Shinola
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I Will Forever Hate Roses
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Somebody's Everything
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 48:19

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Lovely

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A solid half of the album’s songs fall into the classic country-music category of heartbreak songs, one way or another: divorce songs, cheating tales, lonely-night confessions. Yet there’s no danger that these songs on similar topics will blur together, because each takes its own approach.

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What more can be said?

bigdoc13

Dolly Parton is one of the best singer/songwriters ever. 'Nuff said!

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Great

livoniagurl

Don't let the name of the album fool you. Another great albulm by Dolly Parton.

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Shocking!

EMUSIC-00CA4E70

I LOVE IT! And I dont listen to alot of Country. Dolly's voice sounds great! She still sounds like a little bird singing her heart out. You wont be dissapointed.

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Get over yourself rhoadess!

Grooveseeker

Dolly Parton is a great, iconic American artist who lives beyond mere appearances. Otherwise, she would not be famous for saying, "You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!" I love most of the tracks on this album. God bless Dolly and may her headlights shine brightly for a long time.

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rhoadess you pick a side

speakoftrees

are you with dolly parton or agin'er!!!

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Jesus

angelasox711

I love "Jesus and Gravity" and well..I love Dolly!

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More Dolly!!!!!!!!!!!!

BamaLady100

Some of her best work is on this album. Love it.

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Jesus and Gravity

tucknroll75

I heard this on American Idol tonight and the song is AWESOME. Love love love it!

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Alex - SVK

alex_palagyi

The Tracks of My Tears - It is interesting to listen to the country version of thhis song, I like it. Actually, this is the first time I have heard about Dolly Parton.

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Six Degrees of Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

By Yancey Strickler, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Six Degrees of Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

By Yancey Strickler, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

They Say All Music Guide

It’s been three years since Dolly Parton released a new album, and nearly two decades since she put out anything close to a mainstream country offering, so Backwoods Barbie ought to get some serious media attention, although it remains to be seen whether the now 62-year-old Parton will get much play on the new country stations. The first single from the album, the cloyingly wise “Better Get to Livin’,” is certainly catchy enough, but the fact remains that Parton’s voice isn’t quite what it used to be and she wasn’t exactly Patsy Cline in the first place. What she is, and has been all these years, is a true iconic presence in country music, a shrewd marketer, an astute businesswoman (Backwoods Barbie appears from her own Dolly Records), and a frequently brilliant if understated songwriter (nine of the 12 tracks here are Parton originals). Unlike her last couple of albums, which were bluegrass-based, she isn’t trying to reinvent herself here, but works in her usual pop and country hybrid style (even tenderly covering Smokey Robinson’s “The Tracks of My Tears”), not trying too hard to be contemporary, although the production touches are there (the album was co-produced by Parton and her bandleader, guitarist Kent Wells), certainly, and her version of Betsy Ulmer and Craig Wiseman’s “Jesus & Gravity,” even more than “Better Get to Livin’,” could well find itself in regular rotation on new country radio stations, at least in a fair and equitable world. Other highlights here include the title song, which shows Parton still in tune with her public image (she really always has been, of course), and the beautiful and delicate original “Only Dreamin’,” which shows that, beneath all the big wigs and glamour, Parton is still a fine songwriter with an uncommon sense of grace, economy, and wisdom. Backwoods Barbie might not break the bank out there, and it would take a good deal of marketing and luck for any of these tracks to hit the top of the new country charts, but it shows that Parton can still deliver the package in fine style and only the fools among us would ever count her down and out, no matter how many bluegrass albums she does. – Steve Leggett

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