Dolly Parton releases first ever children's album

Dolly Parton and friends
Dolly Parton and friends Photo: Imagination Library

Country music icon Dolly Parton is set to release her first ever kid's album, introducing a whole new generation to her music.

The release of the album I Believe in You, comes 50 years after the launch of her very first record Hello, I'm Dolly.

She made the announcement on her Instagram page. The accompanying image shows her wearing a sparkling blue gown with fairy wings.

"My first album was released 50 years ago and it's been an amazing 50 years since then," Dolly said on Instagram.

"I am very excited that now I'm coming out with my first children's album!"

All the proceeds of the album, to be released digitally on 29 Septemberand in CD form on 13 October, will go to charity.

"I'm so proud to say that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library!" she wrote.

The Imagination Library is Dolly's charity, which aims to "foster a love of reading" in children.


At a recent press conference in Nashville, she said the charity was launched 20 years ago.

"We've seen 100 million books get into the hands of children and hopefully there will be many more," she said.

Sales from the new album will help boost that stellar performance.

And fans are super excited about the news.

"That is a great thing to do for children," said one commentator. "You are a caring person Dolly P."

"You truly are a real life fairy godmother! With a heart of gold," said another.