The new book is called Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.

By Southern Living
August 19, 2020
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Die-hard Dolly Parton fans likely already have a few books about the country icon on their shelves, and this fall, it will be time to make room for one more. The book is called Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics and it will celebrate the musician’s six decades of songwriting. It’s coming to your shelf courtesy of Dolly herself. Throughout the book, she explains and explores 150 of her best-loved songs and shares stories behind the music and lyrics.

Credit: Chronicle Books

Want to learn the stories behind the classic songs? Soon you’ll be able to. Chronicle Books, the publisher, explains, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton's personal and business archives.”

According to Chronicle Books, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries.” In addition to the stories, it will be “packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia” while “exploring personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs.”

Dolly Parton fans won’t want to miss this exciting new book. It’s the perfect size for a coffee table, and it promises to be so special that you’ll want to keep it out on display. Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is slated to be released on November 17, 2020 and can be found wherever books are sold, including at independent bookstores everywhere and on Amazon (Buy it: $45, amazon.com).

What’s your favorite Dolly Parton song? Do you have any special memories attached to her songs?