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September 6th, 1969: Dolly Parton's new album My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, out today - Listen

Parton recorded her fourth solo album over a few days in Nashville this year.

Dolly Parton's new album My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, out today - Listen

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September 8th, 1969: Twenty-three-year-old country music singer, Dolly Parton has released her fourth solo studio album, My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy. Parton recorded the album predominantly at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee in May.

The album has produced three singles for Parton, "Daddy", "My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy" and a cover of Elvis Presley's single released earlier this year, "In The Ghetto."

Billboard reviewed the album saying:

Undoubtedly, this is the best composite album that Miss Dolly Parton has created. Her country version of "In the Ghetto" is now on the country singles chart and should provide plenty of LP sales impetus. While her "Daddy", "Gypsy, Joe and Me", and "Home for Pete's Sake" are tearjerkers in the traditional vein. "Games People Play" is also a strong contender for honors.

Cashbox
also published a review of the album:

Dolly Parton effectively changes moods and tempos as she sings her way through this set containing her latest singles in addition to other noteworthy offerings. The set includes, besides the title track, "In the Ghetto", "Games People Play", "Big Wind", "Daddy", and "We Had All the Good Things Going." Rapid chart action can be expected on this one.

Listen to My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy below via Spotify and Apple Music.

My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy

1 In the Ghetto

2 Games People Play

3 'Til Death Do Us Part

4 Big Wind

5 Evening Shade

6 I'm Fed Up with You

Side Two

1 My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy

2 Daddy

3 We Had All the Good Things Going

4 The Monkey's Tale

5 Gypsy, Joe and Me

6 Home for Pete's Sake

Dolly Parton's new album My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, out today - Listen
Cover art for My Blue Mountain Ridge Boy.

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