Dolly Parton All the Songs

The Story Behind Every Track

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By Simon Benoît

By Damien Somville

By Lalie Walker

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$75.00 CAD



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Take a deep dive into Dolly Parton’s almost 60 year career with this complete guide featuring more than 400 photographs, little-known stories behind each album, and behind-the-scenes details about the recording of each track, the musicians involved, and the songwriting process. 

Organized chronologically, and covering every album and every song that Dolly has ever released, Dolly Parton All the Songs is the result of years of research by three Dolly megafans and longtime music journalists. Beginning with a childhood famously spent making music with her family in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, Dolly Parton All the Songs follows along as the country music superstar conquers Nashville, Hollywood, and then the world with her captivating music, unforgettable style, and unmatched humor and kindness. At 608 pages, Dolly Parton All the Songs is filled with amazing photographs of Dolly in all her glory, and it features tons of fascinating details about Dolly's recording process, including which musicians appeared on each track, and little-known details about her working relationship with Porter Wagoner (she wrote the classic track "I Will Always Love You" about him), as well as looking at her forays into film stardom with appearances in classic movies like 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias, and the recent Netflix series, Heartstrings. This is a must-have book for any fan of Dolly Parton and country music.


  • "A monumental exploration of Parton’s career through her albums... a walk through musical history beyond just one woman."
    Library Journal

On Sale
Sep 3, 2024
Page Count
608 pages

Simon Benoît

About the Author

Damien Somville started his career working at record companies like Atmosphériques and Warner while developing his skills as an author/composer and stage musician. In 2015, he opened his own production studio in Paris, Plastic Folk Invention.
Lalie Walker is a writer, scriptwriter, and essayist who has always been passionate about languages, literature, the arts, science and human nature. 
Simon Benoît is a guitarist who has explored many styles: from classical to Brassens, from jazz to punk, from Bossa to blues. He has worked as a sound engineer for 15 years, and he is a curious professional, driven by the desire to learn and share.

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