Urban and Nichols Join Parton for Album of Folk Classics

Dolly Parton will release Those Were the Days, an album of folk classics, on Oct. 11. Duet partners include Joe Nichols (“If I Were a Carpenter”) and Keith Urban (“Twelfth of Never”). Judy Collins, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, Mindy Smith, Rhonda Vincent and Lee Ann Womack are among the artists providing harmonies. … In related news, Parton will perform Thursday night (Aug. 18) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She will be backed by the Grascals, a bluegrass band also serving as her opening act.