Dolly Parton announces first-ever children’s album to benefit Imagination Library

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Country legend Dolly Parton announced Tuesday afternoon she is releasing her first-ever children’s album.

“I Believe in You” is expected to be released this October. All sales will benefit Parton’s program Imagination Library.

The program, started in 1995, gives free books to children once a month from birth to age five. Since starting it, Parton has helped put 100 million books in children’s hands.

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“I love kids and I am so excited,” Parton said of the upcoming album.

“It just seemed like it was the time since I’m getting so old, I’m getting back into my second childhood,” she told the media.

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.

A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available Sept. 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on Oct. 13.

I Believe In You Track Listing

  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)