Halos & Horns

Halos & Horns
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released July 16, 2002
Recorded Nashville, 2002
Genre Country, folk
Length 57:32
Label Sugar Hill, Blue Eye
Producer Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton chronology
Little Sparrow
Halos & Horns
For God and Country
Singles from Halos & Horns
  1. "If"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Hello God"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Dagger Through The Heart"
    Released: 2002
  4. "I'm Gone"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
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Halos & Horns is the 37th studio album by Dolly Parton, released in May 2002.


Her third album for the independent, roots music label Sugar Hill, the album continued Parton's experimentation with the folk and bluegrass sounds begun on The Grass Is Blue 1999 and Little Sparrow 2001. Of the album's songs, perhaps the most noteworthy selection was Parton's folksy cover of Led Zeppelin's classic "Stairway to Heaven" (with which Zep singer Robert Plant was said to be pleased).[2] "Hello God" was Parton's response to 9/11, while "Shattered Image" and "What a Heartache" were updates of songs Parton had previously recorded. The former was included on her 1976 album All I Can Do and the latter was originally included on the Rhinestone (film) soundtrack. It later appeared on the 1991 album Eagle When She Flies.

The album was nominated for three Grammy Awards: in 2002, for Best Country Album and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Dagger Through the Heart," and in 2003 for Best Country Vocal Performance for "I'm Gone."

"Dagger Through the Heart" and "I'm Gone" were both released as singles and music videos were filmed and released.

Parton embarked on her first tour in 10 years in support of the album. The sold-out Halos & Horns Tour played the United States and the United Kingdom.

The cover photo was taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Track listing

All tracks written by Dolly Parton except as noted. 

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Halos and Horns"    3:31
2. "Sugar Hill"    2:49
3. "Not for Me"    3:18
4. "Hello God"    2:57
5. "If" (cover of Bread, 1971)David Gates 3:17
6. "Shattered Image"    3:26
7. "These Old Bones"    5:35
8. "What a Heartache"    4:15
9. "I'm Gone"    5:04
10. "Raven Dove"    3:34
11. "Dagger Through the Heart"    3:51
12. "If Only"    3:38
13. "John Daniel"    5:00
14. "Stairway to Heaven" (cover of Led Zeppelin, 1971)Jimmy Page, Robert Plant 6:25


Chart positions

The album sold 68,000 copies in its first week.

Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 58
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.K. Top Country Albums 1


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