Amazingly, Dolly Parton — the boobalicious country music icon, frequent drag queen inspiration and long-standing supporter of gay rights — hasn’t been on a major nationwide tour in 20 years. Not that you couldn’t see her in concert… in limited, special-appearance venues as she wanted. But a multi-city North America whistle-stop campaign of classics? Nope.
So we are excited that she’ll be starting a 60 city tour this summer, as the same time she drops a new two-disc album… at least, we think we are. Aside from the announcement that it’s happening, we don’t have any details, including whether she’ll be making an appearance in North Texas, or when… but c’mon how can she avoid us? The album details haven’t been released yet either, other than the name (Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits 2) and that it will contain new material and past hits.