Great news Dolly Parton fans! The iconic country singer is releasing a Christmas album this year which marks her first holiday release in decades.
According to Billboard, the album titled A Holly Dolly Christmas will be released on October 2. Parton shared with Billboard that she wanted the album name to be “cute and clever” and was inspired by the classic “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives.
“He used to be on all of my Christmas specials all through the years,” Parton said of iconic singer. “I think of him as Mr. Christmas. I thought, ‘Why don’t do I call it something cute and clever, like that or Deck the Halls with Boughs of Dolly, something corny like that.’ ”
Parton worked with multiple artists on collaborations for the album including Michael Bublé for the first single, “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas.” Jimmy Fallon will also be joining Dolly for a rendition of Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
“I thought, ‘What other songs are really hot?’ And I thought, ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You,'” Dolly explained. “Jimmy Fallon, a couple of years ago, I was on his show around Christmas and he asked me to sing that and I didn’t know it and I felt so bad.”
She continued, “So I went and learned it and I was just going to put it on my album and then I went, ‘I’ll ask Jimmy Fallon to sing it with me!’ And he said, yes. So I’m really excited about that.”
Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Miley Cyrus, Parton’s goddaughter, will also appear for duets with Dolly on the album.
Parton’s last holiday album, Home for Christmas, was released in 1990.