Dolly's first album since 2008's Backwoods Barbie record finds the singer giving her fans a boost during difficult times. "I wanted to do an album that would be very uplifting and positive, as well as inspirational," Dolly said explaining the upbeat title. "Times are hard all over. I think people need to feel better and I thought 'Better Day' was a perfect title because it says 'hope.'"
The album was released on the country star's own Dolly Records on June 28, 2011.
Better Day was Parton's first album since 1998's Hungry Again to feature all original songs.
The album was her fourth non-consecutive #1 on the UK Country Albums chart. In the US, it peaked at #11 on the Country Albums tally.