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The Grass Is Blue

The Grass Is Blue

by Dolly Parton Dolly Parton
The Grass Is Blue

The Grass Is Blue

by Dolly Parton Dolly Parton

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Overview

The high lonesome sound of her Smoky Mountain upbringing has run like a clear stream through Dolly Parton's career. But it wasn't until THE GRASS IS BLUE that Parton brought it all back home with an album of traditional bluegrass. Though grounded in the music of her childhood, this isn't a nostalgic trip. Instead, it's a vigorous and delightful collection of traditional tunes ("Cash on the Barrelhead," "I'll Sleep with One Eye Open") and newgrass ("Train, Train" and Billy Joel's "Travelin' Prayer"). She reworks the Appalachian folk ballad "Silver Dagger" (a hit for Joan Baez in the '60s) as a bluegrass lament and takes the Johnny Cash standard "I Still Miss Someone" to a natural home among the mountains. Several tracks, including the the title, are Parton originals; the bluegrass gospel gem "I Am Ready" was penned by Parton's sister Rachel Dennison. Parton has also assembled an outstanding cast of players and harmony vocalists, among them bluegrass Grammy favorites Claire Lynch, Alison Krauss, Stuart Duncan, and Sam Bush, as well as country star Patty Loveless. United in supporting Parton and the music, their stellar backup work is a testament to the power of tradition and the taste of its folk masters.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1999
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891390024
catalogNumber: 3900
Rank: 33812

Tracks

  1. Travelin' Prayer
  2. Cash On The Barrelhead
  3. A Few Old Memories
  4. I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open
  5. Steady As The Rain
  6. I Still Miss Someone
  7. Endless Stream Of Tears
  8. Silver Dagger
  9. Train, Train
  10. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  11. Will He Be Waiting
  12. The Grass Is Blue
  13. I Am Ready

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dolly Parton   Primary Artist,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Vocal Harmony
Alison Krauss   Vocal Harmony
Rhonda Vincent   Vocal Harmony
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Patty Loveless   Vocal Harmony
Claire Lynch   Vocal Harmony
Barry Bales   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Steve Buckingham   Rhythm Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Keith Little   Vocal Harmony
Jim Mills   Banjo
Louis Dean Nunley   Vocal Harmony
Alan O'Bryant   Vocal Harmony
Darrin Vincent   Vocal Harmony
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
Louis Nunley   Vocal Harmony
Dan Tyminski   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Arranger
Steve Buckingham   Producer
Marshall Morgan   Engineer
Gary Paczosa   Engineer
Toby Seay   Engineer
Sandy Jenkins   Engineer
Roy Cash   Composer

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