Grammy Nominated Nashville Producer Kent Wells Strikes Silver and Gold with Dolly Parton’s Latest Album  

Critically-acclaimed producer Kent Wells is celebrating a hit record as he continues to produce the most honored female country performer of all time, Dolly Parton.Dolly’s latest chart-topping album, Blue Smoke, is striking unprecedented success, as it was recently certified Gold by the BPI (British Phonographic Institute). It climbed the Official UK Chart to #2 in its seventh week and peaked at #2 on Billboard’s US Top Country Albums. It also went to #1 on the UK Country Compilation Albums, the Australian Country Albums and the New Zealand Album Chart.

“It’s an honor to be working with Dolly, producing her projects and being her band leader for 25 years,” says Kent Wells. “Working with her is always so fun and her creativity and talent shines on her projects.”

“One of the greatest joys and privileges of my life is knowing and working with Kent Wells,” said Dolly. “Kent is one of the greatest musicians, arrangers and producers in the music business today. He has been my music director and headed up my band for more years than I can count. Kent has produced so many of my CD’s through the years and I must say our latest, Blue Smoke and the world tour are the best ever. He’s also an incredible human being and I love him dearly.”

Blue Smoke is getting positive reviews from music critics:

The Boston Globe: “There’s still a big heart beating beneath the album’s surface, much like the artist herself.”

Country Weekly:  Grade of A-. “The country legend travels many different paths and sounds only like herself.”

The Courier-Journal: “Dolly Parton creates her best album in more than a dozen years…”

Entertainment-Focus: “…Dolly’s best studio album in years.”

Wells co-wrote the first single, Home, and also co-produced, co-wrote and played on Dolly’s critically acclaimed Backwoods Barbie album, which was the highest debuting Billboard Chart album release of her historic career. This renowned Nashville producer has garnered the first ever Gold Certification for Cracker Barrel performing, arranging, and mixing the Cracker Barrel CD/DVD release An Evening with Dolly Live in London.

country music news. radio delivery, country music chart In 2007, Wells started his profound production company that includes a wide variety of services. In addition to this, he also formed a record label called Go Time Records (GTR).  The idea for the record label was formed out of an ever increasing demand for music and music related products from many of the artists that the company had already developed.Wells experienced success with numerous artists, including independent artist Eric Lee Beddingfield, who was named Music Row Magazine’s 2012 Breakout Artist of the Year and Independent Artist of the Year. Other credits to his already lengthy list of achievements include touring, recording or producing Neal McCoy, Michael Peterson, Brooks and Dunn, Keith Whitley, Kenny Rogers, Lee Greenwood, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, among others.

Throughout his successful career, he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, the Arsenio Hall Show, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, BBC Radio, A&E’s Live By Request, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee and many others. His compositions and productions have been featured on the popular television shows A&E Biography, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and several TNN programs. He has also contributed to national advertising jingles for McDonalds, Goodyear, KFC, Frito Lay and others. For more information on Kent Wells, visit www.kentwellsproductions.com or on Facebook @KentWellsProductions.

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