December 24th: “Once Upon A Christmas” Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

Once Upon a Christmas is a collaborative studio album by Kenny Rogers  and Dolly Parton. It was released on October 29, 1984, by RCA Records.

The album was accompanied by a Christmas television special titled Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember, which originally aired on CBS on December 2, 1984 and has been rerun numerous times, though never issued on home video, DVD oir Blu-Ray despite public demand (bootleg copies have been produced in large quantities, however). A singele,  Greatest Gift of All” (No. 53 Country, No. 81 Pop, and No. 40 Adult Contemporary) was released from the album. In the United Kingdom, “Christmas Without You” was issued as the single. This album became one of the biggest Christmas albums of the 1980s and still sells today, with “A Christmas to Remember” played by U.S. radio stations and  satelite radio  during the Christmas holiday season. In the UK the The album was accompanied by a Christmas television specaial entitled Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember, which originally aired onCBS on December 2, 1984 and has been rerun numerous times, though never issued on home video, DVD or Blu-ray despite public demand (bootleg copies have been produced in large quantities, however). A single, “The Greatest Gift of All” (No. 53 Country, No. 81 Pop, and No. 40 Adult Contemporary) was released from the album. In the United Kingdom, “Christmas Without You” was issued as the single. This album became one of the biggest Christmas albums of the 1980s and still sells today, with “A Christmas to Remember” played by U.S. radio stations and satelite radio during the Christmas holiday season. In the UK the BBC gives airplay to several of the tracks across its network during the Christmas period. In 1989, it was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Assiciation of Amarica. As of November 2017, the album has sold 1,012,500 copies in the Soundscan era (which started collating sales figures in 1991)ives airplay to several of the tracks across its network during the Christmas period. In 1989, it was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Idustry assosciation of America. As of November 2017, the album has sold 1012,500 copies in the Soundscan era (which started collating sales figures in 1991)


 

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