Halos & Horns
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|Halos & Horns|
|Studio album by Dolly Parton|
|Released||July 9, 2002|
|Label||Sugar Hill, Blue Eye|
|Producer||Gary “Buscuit” Davis|
|Dolly Parton chronology|
|Singles from Halos & Horns|
Halos & Horns is the 37th studio album by Dolly Parton, released on July 9, 2002.
Her third album for the independent, roots music label Sugar Hill, the album continued Parton's experimentation with the folk and bluegrass sounds begun on The Grass Is Blue 1999 and Little Sparrow 2001. Of the album's songs, perhaps the most noteworthy selection was Parton's folksy cover of Led Zeppelin's classic "Stairway to Heaven" (with which Zep singer Robert Plant was said to be pleased). "Hello God" was Parton's response to 9/11, while "Shattered Image" and "What a Heartache" were updates of songs Parton had previously recorded. The former was included on her 1976 album All I Can Do and the latter was originally included on the Rhinestone soundtrack. It later appeared on the 1991 album Eagle When She Flies.
The album was nominated for three Grammy Awards: in 2002, for Best Country Album and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Dagger Through the Heart," and in 2003 for Best Country Vocal Performance for "I'm Gone."
"Dagger Through the Heart" and "I'm Gone" were both released as singles and music videos were filmed and released.
Parton embarked on her first tour in 10 years in support of the album. The sold-out Halos & Horns Tour played the United States and the United Kingdom.
The cover photo was taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
All tracks written by Dolly Parton except as noted.
|1.||"Halos and Horns"||3:31|
|3.||"Not for Me"||3:18|
|5.||"If" (cover of Bread, 1971)||David Gates||3:17|
|7.||"These Old Bones"||5:35|
|8.||"What a Heartache"||4:15|
|11.||"Dagger Through the Heart"||3:51|
|14.||"Stairway to Heaven" (cover of Led Zeppelin, 1971)||Jimmy Page, Robert Plant||6:25|
- Eric Bennett – background vocals
- Bob Carlin – claw hammer banjo
- Gary "Biscuit" Davis – banjo, acoustic guitar
- Richard Dennison – piano, background vocals
- Terry Eldridge – bass guitar, upright bass, background vocals
- Steve French – background vocals
- Robert Hale – acoustic guitar, background vocals
- Vicki Hampton – background vocals
- Randy Kohrs – dobro, resonator guitar, background vocals
- Jimmy Mattingly – fiddle, mandolin, viola
- Jennifer O'Brien – background vocals
- Dolly Parton – lead vocals, background vocals
- Arthur Rice – background vocals
- April Stevens – background vocals
- Beth Stevens – background vocals
- David Sutton – harmonica, background vocals
- Brent Truitt – mandolin
- Steve Turner – drums, snare drum, tambourine, washboard
- Darrell Webb – mandolin, background vocals
- Kent Wells – acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar
The album sold 68,000 copies in its first week.
|U.S. Billboard 200||58|
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||4|
|U.K. Top Country Albums||1|
|United States (RIAA)||N/A||187,000 ^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Halos & Horns at AllMusic
- Robert Plant on Yahoo! Music Archived 2005-11-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- "American album certifications – Dolly Parton – Halos and horns". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 12, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH