August 17, 2017
There isn't much country music icon Dolly Parton hasn't done. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, she's performed around the world on stage and screen for over 50 years. But for the first time, she is releasing an album made for children. October 13, fans will be able to purchase "I Believe in You" - a collection of original songs with all proceeds going to her Imagination Library.
"There’s a few songs that talk about attitude with a good message," Parton said at a Nashville press conference. "These are all songs that uplift children and really talk to them. We have a lot of sick children and one of the songs is called “Chemo Hero” that is related to my own family. My niece Hannah Dennison was diagnosed with Leukemia and was at Vanderbilt hospital for years so I wrote a little song for her and all the other sick children. Most of these songs are inspired by the books we give out through the Imagination Library."
A digital version of the "I Believe in You" album will be available on September 29. Parton's Imagination Library began in 1996 and provides free books to preschool children across the U.S. It now operates in four countries and delivers one million books each month.