by Dolly Parton
Released: Jul 2013
A year after "9 to 5" went to No. 1 and one year before "Islands in the Stream" did the same, Dolly went roots, a move she would make again and again as her career continued. Short and bittersweet, Express opens with a horn-blowing rocker, continues with the painfully detailed "Single Women," and hits its stride with "My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy," an upbeat re-recording of her 1969 cut about loving, leaving and missing an old beau. Also of note: the wistful, just-sentimental-enough "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" and the self-explanatory "Barbara on Your Mind."