Dolly Parton Announces Her First Children's Album, 'I Believe in You'
The kids collection will be released this fall.
Dolly Parton is set to release her first children's album, called I Believe in You, the country singer revealed on social media and at a Nashville press conference Tuesday. The announcement included a look at the album's whimsical cover art, featuring Parton as a fairy.
I Believe in You will be released digitally Sept. 29, and the album will be in stores Oct. 13. All proceeds benefit the Imagination Library, Parton's charity that promotes children's literacy and a love of reading.
"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," Parton said in a statement. "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.”
Among the album's songs, all written by Parton, is a new recording of her 1971 single "Coat of Many Colors."
Check out the album art and full track listing below, as well as video clips of Parton previewing new songs "I Believe in You," "Brave Little Soldier" and "Makin' Fun Ain't Funny" at Tuesday's press conference.
I Believe in You track listing:
"I Believe in You"
"Coat of Many Colors" (new recording)
"I Am a Rainbow"
"A Friend Like You"
"You Can Do It"
"You Gotta Be"
"Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny"
"Brave Little Soldier"
Bonus track spoken audio: "Coat of Many Colors" (book read by Dolly Parton)