November 19, 2007 — Dolly Parton will take her new single “Better Get to Livin'” to the streets of New York City when she kicks off the 2007 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November. 22.
Dolly will be on the lead float to perform the song live and on television during the morning parade. “Better Get to Livin'” is the first single from Backwoods Barbie, her first mainstream country album in more than 17 years due out February 5. She wrote nine of the songs for the album and produced the CD with bandleader and guitarist Kent Wells.
“I’ve always dreamed of doing the Macy’s parade,” Dolly said. “I guess I don’t get to watch it this year though…I’ll have to tape it!”
Dolly plans to tour in the U.S. starting in February, then hitting Europe in the summer before returning to the U.S. for dates expected into December 2008.