This 3CD set collects the greatest music from the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton - from her early days supporting "The Thin Man from the West Plains" Porter Wagoner, through her transition to solo country act, to her final status as the global superstar we all know and love. Beneath the bubbly blonde entertainer is the incredible song-writing talent that has written some of the most memorable songs in the history of country music. Tracks include "I Will Always Love You", "Jolene", "9 to 5", "Love Is Like A Butterfly", "Coat of Many Colors"… the hits just keep on comin'.
The four-disc box set called the Acoustic Collection: 1999-2002 assembles the three albums Dolly Parton cut for the independent Sugar Hill label, and a hodgepodge bonus DVD. The albums – The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow, Halos & Horns – were all critically acclaimed as they signified a return by Parton to her bluegrass and backwoods country roots. That said, there are cover versions here of many songs, including one of Led Zeppelin's infamous, ubiquitous hit, "Stairway to Heaven." The enclosed DVD features five new song mixes for "Seven Bridges Road," "Travelin' Prayer," "Train, Train," "Shine," and "I'm Gone." There are two non-Parton performances recorded at the Dolly Parton Tribute by Kasey Chambers and Sinéad O'Connor, three videos for songs from this collection, and a duet performance between Parton and Norah Jones singing "The Grass Is Blue."
Kenny Rogers compilations tend to drift in and out of print, yet in a sense it doesn't matter much, because most featured most of the big hits. However, very few contained them all and, as of 2004, the only collection in print that contained all his big hits, from the First Edition through the mid-'80s, was 1999's four-disc box set Through the Years, which was too exhaustive for all but dedicated Rogers fans. So, there was a need for a new, relatively concise collection that featured all the hits; hence Capitol's 42 Ultimate Hits, a double-disc set that spans Kenny's entire career, from the First Edition to two new tracks, including a duet with Whitney Duncan.
Digitally remastered reissue of the Country music king's 1983 debut album for RCA Records that was written and produced by Bee Gees Barry & Maurice Gibb. The set yielded the best selling Country single of all time (at this writing), "Islands In The Stream", a duet with Dolly Parton.