Dolly Parton and Sony Masterworks will celebrate Record Store Day on April 19 with the limited release of a 7-inch vinyl. The blue vinyl will feature “Blue Smoke” and “Home,” two tracks found on her upcoming album, Blue Smoke.
Blue Smoke will be released nationwide on May 13. It includes 12 bluegrass and country songs, including covers of Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi classics as well as duets with Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers. Blue Smoke will be Dolly’s first new music since 2011.
Record Store Day was started in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently-owned record stores in the US. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.