The Smoky Mountain Songbird’s newest release is just for kids (and kids at heart).
Dolly Parton has the rare ability to make us smile, even on the toughest of days (See: “Jolene,” “Try,” or “Light of a Clear Blue Morning…”). Now, she’s spreading that musical joy to children with her first album geared for kids. The new release will drop digitally September 29th, with hard copies hitting stores on October 13th.
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Named “I Believe in You,” all fourteen tracks were written by Parton herself. “My first album was released 50 years ago and it's been an amazing 50 years since then. I am very excited that now I'm coming out with my first children's album in all of those 50 years, “ Parton said in a press release.
All proceeds from the album will go to the star’s non-profit, Imagination Library. Founded in 1995 in her home county in East Tennessee, the organization gives free books to children from birth to age five to help create a love of reading. Now, the program donates books to families in four countries.
“It's been 20 years since the Imagination Library was launched. We've seen 100 million books get into the hands of children and hopefully there will be many more,” Parton said.
Time to gather the kids and introduce a new generation to the Queen of Country.