Dolly Parton released her brand-new rendition of “Mary, Did You Know?” on Aug. 21.
Penned by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene, “Mary, Did You Know?” is featured on Dolly’s upcoming holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, which drops on Oct. 2. The 12-song collection features several holiday standards, including “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and more, as well as six original tunes that Dolly penned. The album also features duets with some of Dolly’s friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton.
Over the years, “Mary, Did You Know?” has been covered by a who’s who of cross-genre talents, including Kenny Rogers and Wynonna, Pentatonix, Cee Lo Green and more.
“‘Mary, Did You Know?’ is one of the greatest, sweetest, well-written songs that I’ve ever had the chance to sing on,” says Dolly. “When I was recording it, I got very emotional. It is to me what Christmas is about and I’m proud to be able to sing it for my upcoming album.”
The new record will be Dolly’s first holiday album since 1990’s Home for Christmas.
Listen to Dolly sing “Mary, Did You Know?” below.
A Holly Dolly Christmas
1. “Holly Jolly Christmas”
2. “Christmas Is” feat. Miley Cyrus
3. “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” with Michael Bublé
4. “Christmas On The Square”
5. “Circle Of Love”
6. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with Jimmy Fallon
7. “Comin’ Home For Christmas”
8. “Christmas Where We Are” feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
9. “Pretty Paper” with Willie Nelson
10. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
11. “You Are My Christmas” feat. Randy Parton
12. “Mary, Did You Know?”
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