Dolly Parton – “The Story” (Brandi Carlile Cover)

A whole lot of big names are contributing music to a new tribute album that celebrates the singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. On the compilation Cover Stories, different artists come together to sing songs from The Story, Carlile’s 2007 LP. As Rolling Stone points out, Adele, Pearl Jam, and Barack Obama all contribute to it, and the comp raises money for the UK charity War Child.

Obama wrote the album’s foreword, telling Rolling Stone, “As an artist, Brandi Carlile is using her talent on behalf of the most vulnerable among us, children living in areas of conflict. She reminds us that, together, we can build for our children a more just, peaceful world.” The album was inspired by Adele’s 2011 version of “Hiding My Heart,” a 21 bonus track. And the album also features contributions from people like Jim James, Torres, Margo Price, and Kris Kristofferson. Below, check out the tracklist and the version of “The Story” from Dolly Parton, owner of one of the world’s greatest voices.

TRACKLIST:
01 Shovels & Rope – “Late Morning Lullaby”
02 Dolly Parton – “The Story”
03 Kris Kristofferson – “Turpentine”
04 Old Crow Medicine Show – “My Song”
05 Jim James – “Wasted”
06 The Avett Brothers – “Have You Ever”
07 Anderson East – “Josephine”
08 Secret Sisters – “Losing Heart”
09 Indigo Girls – “Cannonball”
10 TORRES – “Until I Die”
11 Margo Price – “Downpour”
12 Ruby Amanfu – “Shadow On The Wall”
13 Pearl Jam – “Again Today”
14 Adele – “Hiding My Heart”

Telling Stories is out soon.