Dolly Parton Announces New Album “Run, Rose, Run” To Accompany Upcoming Novel

Country music icon Dolly Parton has announced the upcoming release of her latest album, Run, Rose, Run, which will be released on March 4.

The album, released on Butterfly Records in partnership with Ingrooves/UMG, is the companion project to an original novel, Run, Rose, Run, co-written by James Patterson and Parton which will be released March 7. The album will be available on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants.

Pre-order the new album here.

It was through the writing process of Run, Rose, Run with Patterson that Parton was inspired to write, record and produce the story’s companion album. Co-produced by Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge, the album Run, Rose, Run reflects the story of a young woman who leaves home for Nashville, TN to pursue her dreams of creating music and the dark secret of her past that threatens all. Set to the Country/Americana/Bluegrass sounds that are inherently woven into Parton, this album delivers an even deeper, more relatable sense of romance – providing audiences with an all-encompassing experience on and off the page.

Along with announcing her upcoming album, Parton released Run, Rose, Run’s first track and lyric video, “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans.”

“So many people come to Nashville with their bunch of songs,” says Parton. “Whether they’re running from anything or not, they’re running towards a future. That’s what ‘Big Dreams and Faded Jeans’ is about. I’m so happy to finally share the first song from this exciting new album with all of you!”

In partnership with the release of the album Run, Rose, Run, Parton has once again teamed up with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for a second run of her wildly popular ice cream, “Dolly’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie.” An allotted portion of proceeds from sales of the flavor will go to Parton’s beloved literacy program, The Imagination Library. Jeni’s will also be giving Dolly customers and fans a special, exclusive edition of the digital album which will include an exclusive bonus track, “Rose Of My Heart”, for a limited time only on

Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Recently, Parton hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart for the first time for his duet with Grammy Award-winning Zach Williams of “There Was Jesus,” for which they won a Grammy this year, which making it her 11th Grammy win.

She received her first Dove Award for a short video for her collaboration with King & Country on the song “God Only Knows”. Parton is the first artist to top Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as a Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year awarded by NARAS. She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career singles over the past 50 years.

In 2014, the RIAA recognized his impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating over 100 million units sold worldwide. His 2016 No. 1 album, “Pure & Simple”, which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the US, Canada, UK and in Australia, added to that massive tally. She has won eleven Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on “God Only Knows”; 10 Country Music Association awards, including Artist of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, including a nod to Entertainer of the Year; four audience awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.

Last year, she released the Christmas album ‘Holly Dolly Christmas’ which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country and Holiday charts, as well as the best-selling ‘Songteller: My Life in Lyrics’. This year, she won an Emmy Award for best TV movie for the film “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square”. To date, Parton has donated more than 173 million books to children around the world with its Imagination library.

Her children’s book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Library of the Imagination’s 100 millionth book donation. In March 2022, Parton will release the book Run Rose Run which she co-wrote with James Patterson, alongside a companion album of the same name with original songs inspired by the book. Parton also launched her own line of fragrances titled “Dolly: Scent From Above” this year. From her “many-colored coat” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain is too high for the country girl who has made the world her stage.

Track list

In front of:

1. Run
2. Big dreams and faded jeans
3. Demons (with Ben Haggard)
4. Conduit
5. Snakes in the Grass
6. Blue Cup Breaker


1. Woman stand up and take it like a man
2. Firecracker
3. secrets
4. Lost and Found (with Joe Nichols)
5. Dark night, bright future
6. Love or Lust (with Richard Dennison)

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