WATCH: Dolly Parton on Not Having Kids: “God Has a Plan for Everything”
On the heels of her first children's album, "I Believe In You," Parton stopped by Today for a candid conversation about her love for kids, and how she feels about not having her own.
Dolly Parton may not have children of her own, but the 71-year-old country legend has plenty of kids in her life.
On the heels of her first children's album, "I Believe In You," Parton stopped by Today for a candid conversation with host Matt Lauer and revealed what it is about her that youngsters love. "I have that high-pitched voice ... I look like Mother Goose or one of those over-exaggerated cartoon characters, and kids just relate to that," she explained.
All proceeds from new the album, which dropped Oct. 13th, 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, and has given away more than 100 million books to date.
Parton also addressed the fact that she never had kids of her own—something she says she's just fine with.
Watch the sweet interview below:
"God has a plan for everything," she said.
"I think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody's kids could be mine. And they are now."