Pure and Simple

Album: Pure & Simple (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Dolly Parton sings here about a love that is different from any she's experienced in the past. The title track of her 43rd solo studio album, the songs on the record are largely inspired by her 50-year marriage to Carl Dean. She told the BBC the romantic theme was triggered by the couple renewing their vows in early 2016. "I thought, well, this would be a good year to write an album of love songs," she said. "I've never done that before. I've usually had a story song or a gospel song, but this was all love stories."

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