She is planning to release her 43rd studio album next year, according to CMT. The project, which is not yet titled, will offer all new, original compositions from Dolly's pen. She will also be hitting the road again, with a new U.S. tour in the summer of 2011, followed by a European tour and a trek through Australia in the fall.
Dolly also has been in the studio with rapper/jazz singer Queen Latifah, making new music for a movie the two are set to star in, 'Joyful Noise,' which begins production in January 2011, in Atlanta.
'Joyful Noise' -- Dolly's first film in 20 years -- is set to hit theaters in January 2012.