On Friday (Jan. 14), the country icon and world-renowned superstar released “Big Dreams and Faded Dreams,” the first single from her upcoming album, Run, Rose, Run.
Solely penned by Parton, “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” finds Parton singing about a young woman who bravely packs her bags to pursue her dreams in Music City.
“So many people come to Nashville with their sack of songs,” Parton shared. “Whether they’re running from anything or not, they’re running towards a future. That’s what ‘Big Dreams and Faded Jeans’ is all about. I am so pleased to finally share the first song from this exciting new album with all of you!”
“Big dreams and faded jeans / Fit together like a team / Always busting at the seams / Big dreams and faded jeans / Just my ol’ guitar and me / Out to find my destiny / Nashville is the place to be / For big dreams and faded jeans,” Parton sings on the chorus.
Listen to the new track below.
“Big Dreams And Faded Dreams” marks the first track from Parton’s upcoming collection of tunes, which will coincide with her forthcoming novel, Run, Rose, Run.
The album, arriving just days before the novel’s release on March 4 via Butterfly Records in partnership with Ingrooves/UMG, will feature 12-tracks co-produced by Parton alongside Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge. Run, Rose, Run (the album) will be available on all digital streaming platforms, and for digital download, as well as in CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variant.
The Run, Rose, Run album mirrors the story of a young woman who leaves home for Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her music-making dreams and the dark secret from her past that threatens it all. The album provides an even deeper and more relatable sense of the novel – giving the audience an all-encompassing experience on and off the page.
Dolly Parton’s Run, Rose, Run Track List
2. Big Dreams and Faded Jeans
3. Demons (with Ben Haggard)
5. Snakes In The Grass
6. Blue Bonnet Breeze
1. Woman Up and Take It Like A Man
4. Lost and Found (with Joe Nichols)
5. Dark Night, Bright Future
6. Love or Lust (with Richard Dennison)
“I cannot be more excited about the release of my very first novel,” Parton shared on Instagram, later adding, “I also have a new CD to go along with the book, based on its characters and situations. I hope you enjoy the book and the songs as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together.”
The legendary country singer recruited fellow East Tennessee native Kelsea Ballerini to join her for the audiobook.
In partnership with the release of the Run, Rose, Run album, Parton has once again teamed-up with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for a second run of her wildly popular, “Dolly’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie” ice cream.
An allocated portion of the proceeds from the flavor’s sales will go to Parton’s beloved literacy program, the Imagination Library. Jeni’s will also offer customers and Dolly fans an exclusive, special edition of the digital album which will feature an exclusive bonus track, “Rose Of My Heart,” for a limited time only at jenis.com.
Recently, after being name one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2021, Parton earned three Guinness World Records, holding the record for most decades on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist with seven, the most No. 1 hits on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist with 25, and the most hits on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist with 109.
“This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened. I am flattered and honored,” Parton humbly shared of the achievement.