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Dolly Parton covers a lot of ground on 'Blue Smoke' and beyond
Dolly Parton covers a lot of ground on 'Blue Smoke' and beyond

Dolly Parton was a fireball of energy when she called for a quick chat about her new album, "Blue Smoke," and the companion tour that took her to Australia in February and that will take her across Europe this summer, with some U.S. dates along the way. "I can talk fast, so we can cover a lot of ground," the 68-year-old Tennessee native said out of the gate. Up first, the album, which was released earlier this year in time for the Australia dates, but is just coming out May 13 in the U.S. and the rest of the world. The title reflects the character of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee where she grew up, and the tone to an extent harks to the rootsy, back-to-basics...

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