Dolly Parton's people are billing this as the singer/actress's return to "mainstream country" following a three-album wander in the noncommercial wilds of bluegrass. It's easy to grasp what "mainstream country" means in this context: big choruses, rock guitars, cover art that depicts the legally blonde 62-year-old sprawled on a bed of hay in a microscopic leopard-print miniskirt. Yet calling this proudly idiosyncratic album a product of the mainstream doesn't seem quite right—compared to recent stuff by relatively conservative New Nashville superstars like Alan Jackson and... More >>>