Dolly Parton has always been one of my heroes and is easily one of the greatest songwriters not only in country music, but in all American music. Well, I heard word from my friends at Webster Public Relations that Dolly has announced her first album written and recorded for children.
Well, age is a relative thing and this young at heart writer is going to be one of the people getting the album. It’s going to be called I Believe in You, and it’ll be coming out digitally on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville on September 29th. The physical album is going to be in stores on October 13th, which is also the 14th anniversary of my radio program. So look forward to us playing tracks from it.
Dolly held a press conference which ended in three song performances and people in the media brought along their children, something I’m sure that parent and child will never forget. Dolly Parton said “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. I’m proudest of all that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library,” Dolly said. “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.”
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library started back in 1996 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee. More than 100 million books have been provided to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States.
Do you think the children will like the album? I think some things are timeless. Like Dolly Parton’s music.