Dolly Parton to release first children's LP

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 August 2017
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has recorded a children's album with money from the sales of the record going to her literacy charity Imagination Library

Dolly Parton has recorded her first-ever children's album.

The country music legend is set to release her 44th LP 'I Believe In You' on October 13 and this time the songs have been made for a younger audience.

The record arrives less than a year after 2016's 'Pure & Simple' and comes five decades after the release of her debut alum 'Hello, I'm Dolly'.

Proceeds will be going to the 'Jolene' hitmaker's charity Imagination Library, which promotes early childhood literacy and provides free age appropriate books for youngster from birth to the age of five.

Dolly, 71, 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.

"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."

All of the tracks have been written by the '9 to 5' singer and the record also comes with an audio book narrated by the buxom blonde.

Dolly - who founded Imagination Library in 1996 - recently said she tries to "uplift mankind" with her music and live performances.

She explained: "I go out there to perform, I hope to uplift mankind, glorify God and just have a big time myself."

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