Dolly Parton Records Full Album to Accompany New Novel ‘Run Rose Run’

by Samantha Whidden

Following the news that she is writing her first novel Run, Rose, Run with author James Patterson, Dolly Parton announced she is recording a full album to accompany the upcoming book.

In her latest Instagram post, Dolly Parton states that the new album’s songs were written based on the characters and situations in the new book.

“I cannot be more excited about the release of my first novel Run, Rose, Run with the great James Patterson,” Dolly Parton declares. “I hope you enjoy the book and the songs as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it all together.”

According to People, Dolly Parton and James Patterson’s Run, Rose, Run is the story of a young woman who moves to Nashville, Tennessee to follow her dreams of becoming a music star. The source of the woman’s songs is a “brutal” secret that she’s desperately trying to hide. The book is notably a novel “glittering with danger and desire.”

The book’s description reads, “Every song tells a story. She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. Nashville is where she’s coming to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’d fled might find her. And destroy her.”

Dolly Parton’s Run, Rose, Run is set to hit stores on March 7, 2022, and is currently available for pre-order at the price of USD$15.99 and CAD$19.99. The accompanying album will have 12 original songs inspired by the book. The new album will be released on the same day as the novel.

James Patterson Opens Up About Working With Dolly Parton 

Also in a statement, James Patterson opens up about working alongside Dolly Parton. “It’s been an hour – and a half of a lot of fun – to work with the inimitable Dolly Parton, who I’ve love admired for her music, her storytelling, and her enormous generosity,” Patterson states. 

Patterson further reveals the most “mind-blowing” thing about working with Parton is reading the novel along with listening to the album. “It’s a really unique experience that I know readers [and listeners] will love.”

Dolly Celebrates National Book Lovers Day Earlier This Week By Hinting About Her New Novel

The upcoming book’s news comes just days after Dolly Parton celebrated National Book Lovers Day. The country singer reveals in a tweet on Monday (August 9th), “The seeds of dreams are often found in books. And the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.”

Dolly Parton then shares that she dreams of writing her own novel one day. She adds a wink to the end of her tweet. The singer also included a link to her book gifting program, Imagination Library.