Song makes its digital debut this fall
Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson’s duet of “9 To 5” will be released digitally on September 9. The song, produced by Shane McAnally, premiered during Always working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. documentary that chronicles the 40th anniversary of the classic 9 to 5 film which stars Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman.
“I’m so excited to finally announce that the new version of ‘9 To 5’ that I recorded with the legendary Dolly Parton will be released on September 9th!!” Clarkson shares on social media. “Thank you Shane McAnally for making this dream come true and putting this project together.”
The documentary, which made its world premiere at this year’s SXSW, explores the comedic tone of the film and how it resonated with a wide audience at a time when the feminist message was rejected and/or feared by a wide part of the population. It further tracks how the film’s success spawned various 9 to 5 spin-offs including a TV series (1980s) and musicals (2009 and 2019), discussing the same issues tackled in the film (and its spinoffs) and questioning whether the message retains its original poignancy, as well than by looking at what has and hasn’t changed for working women over the past 40 years.
In June, Clarkson released her Kellyoke EP with new studio recordings of some of her favorite covers she’s played on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Tracks include Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever,” Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees,” and Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou,” among others.
On October 21, Atlantic Records will release Clarkson’s ninth studio album, When Christmas comes…on vinyl. The 2021 collection, which is her second Christmas album, will be available on golden vinyl with Target offering an exclusive version on white vinyl. When Christmas comes… features 15 tracks with a mix of new original songs and Christmas classics. It sees Clarkson explore a wide range of vacation emotions and experiences anchored by her unmistakable vocal prowess.
On October 14, Parton will release an expanded edition of his 2020 Christmas album, A Christmas Holly Dollyfeaturing eight tracks, including rarities making their CD, vinyl and digital debut. A Christmas Holly Dolly: Ultimate Deluxe Edition will be available on CD and 2 LP white vinyl through Warner Music Nashville. The music will also be available the same day on digital and streaming services. Parton’s classic tune”A Smoky Mountain Christmas”, one of the rarities of the Ultimate Deluxe Edition, is now available digitally.
This holiday season, Parton will also star in NBC’s Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas. The cast has been unveiled to feature Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams and Miley Cyrus as guest stars with Tom Everett Scott, Ana Gasteyer and Angel Parker also featuring.
A release date for the film is pending, but many Dollywood guests have shared encounters on social media with Parton, Nelson and other cast members during filming last summer.