1995 Dolly Parton – Something Special

Something Special is the 32nd studio album by Dolly Parton, released in August 1995 on Columbia Records. In addition to the seven new Parton compositions, she updated three classics from her repertoire: “Jolene”, “The Seeker”, and “I Will Always Love You”, the latter of which was performed as a duet with Vince Gill. The Gill duet, Parton’s third recording of the song, reached #15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming Parton’s highest charting single in four years. Additionally, it was named “Vocal Event of the Year” by the Country Music Association.


1 Crippled Bird (Dolly Parton) 3:43
2 Something Special (Dolly Parton) 3:05
3 Change (Dolly Parton) 3:40
4 I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton) 3:17
5 Green-Eyed Boy (Dolly Parton) 3:53
6 Speakin’ of the Devil (Dolly Parton) 3:14
7 Jolene (Dolly Parton) 3:42
8 No Good Way of Saying Good-Bye (Dolly Parton) 2:57
9 The Seeker (Dolly Parton) 3:02
10 Teach Me to Trust (Dolly Parton, Gene Golden) 3:27



Bass David Hungate
Bass Paul Uhrig
Drums Eddie Bayers
Drums Steve Turner
Drums Owen Hale
Guitar Brent Mason
Guitar Brent Rowan
Guitar Reggie Young
Acoustic Guitar Brent Mason
Acoustic Guitar Steve Buckingham
Acoustic Guitar Steve Gibson
Acoustic Guitar Don Potter
Acoustic Guitar Steuart Smith
Slide Guitar Sonny Landreth
Steel Guitar Paul Franklin
Organ Randy McCormick
Organ Matt Rollings
Piano Paul Hollowell
Piano Steve Nathan
Piano Matt Rollings
Fiddle Stuart Duncan
Fiddle Jimmy Mattingly
Percussion Terry McMillan
Background Vocals Robert Bailey
Background Vocals Margie Cates
Background Vocals Suzanne Cox
Background Vocals Richard Dennison
Background Vocals Vicki Hampton
Background Vocals Yvonne Hodges
Background Vocals Carl Jackson
Background Vocals Alison Krauss
Background Vocals Louis Dean Nunley
Background Vocals Chris Rodrigues
Background Vocals Duawne Starling
Vocals Vince Gill
Vocals Dolly Parton

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Buckingham

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Made By – SMC