Celebrating five decades in the entertainment industry as an
international award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, author and
producer, Stella Parton releases her 40th studio album, Survivor,
today. The 10-track collection addresses different issues from the
#MeToo movement and drug abuse to Alzheimer’s disease and divorce.
Parton independently produced Survivor, which she recorded at Nashville Sound Project House with engineer Mike Loudermilk. Survivor
pays tribute to the self-sufficient spirit Parton established as the
sixth of twelve children born to her impoverished Smoky Mountain Family.
Since the moment Parton first stepped foot in Music City at
14-years-old with her older sister, Dolly, she has paved her own pathway
in the industry becoming a pioneer for independent artists. Ten years
later at a time when Music Row was controlled by major labels, the then
24-year-old single mother wrote, produced, recorded and secured the
promotion and distribution of her very first album, I Want To Hold You (In My Dreams Tonight), which landed in the Billboard Top Ten.
The debut of I Want To Hold You (In My Dreams Tonight)
propelled Parton on her path to stardom earning her a record deal with
Elektra, a string of Billboard hits and a strong international
following. That international following continues to this day with
Parton’s recent appearance as a contestant on BBC’s “Celebrity
MasterChef” alongside reality television stars Gemma Collins and Spencer
Matthews and current role as a spokesperson for British Airways.
SURVIVOR TRACK LISTING:
1. “Wake Me Up”
2. “It Can Be An Illusion”
3. “Valley Of Desire”
4. “Forget Me Not”
5. “The Last Rose Of Summer”
6. “Crazy Cradle of Love”
7. “Dirty Rotten Dog”
8. “Like A Rock”
9. “I Ain’t Leavin’ ‘Til I’m Even”
10. “I Press On”
ABOUT STELLA PARTON:
Stella Parton was branded a Maverick in 1975 when she launched her very
own record label – (Soul, Country and Blues) S.C.A.B Records before
going on to write, produce and release her chart-topping debut album I Want to Hold You (In My Dreams Tonight).
Since that time, Stella has gone on to release 39 albums, 32 chart
singles and become an accomplished actress and author with three
cookbooks, an inspirational memoir (“Tell it Sister, Tell it”) and four
starring roles in Broadway touring musicals; “Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Pump Boys and Dinettes”
and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” In 2015, at the request of her older
sister Dolly, Stella served as a consultant on the NBC Television movie
“Coat of Many Colors” in addition to being portrayed in the film as a
child and appearing in a character role as Corla Bass. She reprised her
role in the Emmy-Nominated follow up “Christmas of Many Colors” (2016).
In 2018, Stella became an audience favorite on BBC’s “Celebrity
Masterchef” series and partnered with British Airways as a spokesperson
for their new direct flight between London and Nashville. Stella
continues to perform around the world and speak out as an advocate for
victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.