Dolly Parton digitally released six previously unavailable albums from her catalog on Friday (April 10), saying she hopes the music provides some light during the coronavirus pandemic.
The six albums released Friday morning — Little Sparrow (2001), Halos & Horns (2002), For God & Country (2003), Live & Well (2004), Those Were the Days (2005) and Better Day (2011) — include 93 songs.
“Surprise! 93 of your favorite classics are finally available again online,” Parton captioned a post on social media. “I hope these songs bring some light into your life during these hard times.”
Parton has been a source of light for countless fans over the past few weeks. Recently, she started the 10-week video series Goodnight With Dolly where the singer reads bedtime stories to children from books in her Imagination Library. She also donated $1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital to aid in ongoing research for a coronavirus cure and shared a new poem she wrote about the pandemic.
Parton’s message about her new music is below.