Long-standing country music icon, Dolly Parton, looks forward to releasing her upcoming book centered around her musical career. “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics” will hit online stores and bookshelves on Nov. 17.
The book will explore Parton’s musical creations. Robert K. Oermann is the co-author of the story with Dolly Parton.
“A songteller is what I am, and this is my first-ever book of lyrics … So, I’ve revisited my memories and opened up my archives to share the stories and treasures behind them in a way I never have before. It’s going to be a beautiful book!” Dolly said according to The Country Daily.
Dolly Parton and a Legendary Career
Parton’s career as a legendary singer/songwriter shines through her awards and loyal fans. She has earned nine Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Acadamy of Country Music Awards and three American Music Awards.
Beyond music awards, she also has two different stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The soon-to-be released book details 175 of her hit songs, while also featuring exclusive photos and memorabilia.
Parton’s connection to books goes beyond helping write her own, however.
She created Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This is a program that gifts books to children from birth to age five in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
The program initially launched in hopes of helping her home county in East Tennessee.
“When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams. They dream of becoming a doctor or an inventor or a minister. Who knows, maybe there is a little girl whose dream is to be a writer and singer. The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world,” Parton said regarding her program.
Dolly herself is a dreamer. She is always thinking of how to reach people in new ways. At her Dollywood Company, she even calls herself the Dreamer-in-Chief.
Already 147,137,107 books reached children.
Parton’s career started in 1967, but Dolly feels like she’s just starting out.
“I’m touched and honored that I’m still around and that I’m able to still be important in the business … honestly feel like I’m just getting started. I know that sounds crazy but I feel like I might have a big music career, record career. Who knows?” Parton said in an interview with Billboard.