Parton unveils first children's release
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
– Dolly Parton announced today she would release her first children's album, "I Believe In You," in September.
A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available Sept. 29 with a physical dropping Oct. 13. Parton wrote all 14 songs on the release. Parton released the album jacket and track listing today.
"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."
Since its beginning in 1996 in Parton's hometown of Sevierville, Tenn., the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than 1 million children by providing a brand new, age-appropriate book each month. In North America, every child's first book is the classic "Little Engine that Could."
Songs on the release are:
1. I Believe in You
2. Coat of Many Colors (new recording)
3. Together Forever
4. I Am a Rainbow
5. I'm Here
6. A Friend Like You
8. You Can Do It
10. You Gotta Be
11. Makin' Fun Ain't Funny
12. Chemo Hero
13. Brave Little Soldier
14. Bonus track spoken audio: Coat of Many Colors (book read by Parton)
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