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Dolly Parton to release her first children's album for charity

Dolly Parton

Story by Jack Foley

WORLD renowned entertainer Dolly Parton will release I Believe In You, her very first children’s album written and recorded especially for children (and those young at heart), this Friday, October 13, 2017.

The album will be released on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, and all 14 tracks are written and performed by Dolly Parton.

Parton has also announced that she will be reading a much-loved CBeebies bedtime story, which will be broadcast on October 25. She will be narrating Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates.

All proceeds from I Believe In You will go to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a non-profit organisation that promotes early childhood literacy by providing free books from birth to age 5, making this Dolly Parton’s very first album for charity.

Since its inception in 1996 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee, the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than one 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.

Parton commented: “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.”

Dolly previewed I Believe In You in Nashville this August, in front of an audience of kids. She performed three songs featured on the new album, I Believe in You, Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny and Brave Little Soldier, along with reading her Coat Of Many Colors book.

I Believe in You will be released on Friday and is available to pre-order on CD and digitally


  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
  7. Imagination
  8. You Can Do It
  9. Responsibility
  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 Dolly Parton)