NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/WATE) – Country legend Dolly Parton announced Tuesday afternoon she is releasing her first-ever children’s album.
“I love kids and I am so excited,” Parton said of the upcoming album.
In a news conference, Parton said sales of the album will benefit her Imagination Library. The nonprofit, started in 1995, gives free books to children from birth to age five. Since starting, Parton has helped put 100 million books in children’s hands.
Parton made the announcement at her management’s Nashville office in front of reporters and their children. She also showed off the album’s cover, which features her wearing a pair of butterfly wings, and sang along to one of the songs and read a story to the children.
The album will be released for digital download on September 29 and the physical album will be released on October 13.Track listing:
- I Believe in You
- Coat of Many Colors (new recording)
- Together Forever
- I Am a Rainbow
- I’m Here
- A Friend Like You
- You Can Do It
- You Gotta Be
- Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny
- Chemo Hero
- Brave Little Soldier
- Bonus track spoken audio: Coat of Many Colors (book read by Dolly Parton)