Dolly Parton Explained How Her Children’s Album, ‘I Believe in You,’ Was ‘Years and Years’ in the Making

by Jonathan Howard

Being the Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton has entertained so many through the years. Dolly has released songs of empowerment and love. Desperation and forgiveness.

Back in 2017, she released a children’s album, I Believe In You. Her aura of optimism and passion gives the project the great energy only Dolly can bring.

Throughout the years, Dolly Parton has given back to men, women, and children. Parton has donated books, supplies, and of course invested plenty of money into children’s charity. Back in 2017, Dolly visited Vanderbilt’s children’s hospital in Nashville. The visit brought a lot of joy to the children and was another example of how she gives back. However, the topic of children’s healthcare is close to her personally.

After that 2017 visit, the world was introduced to Dolly Parton’s niece, Hannah. Back when Hannah was a teen, she fought through leukemia at Vanderbilt, in the same hospital they visited. So, when Dolly announced the children’s album, it wasn’t too much of a surprise. But, it was years in the making.

In an interview with Sheknows Dolly Parton discussed the album and what went into the making of it.

“I’ve been writing children’s songs for years and years. I’ve always intended to put a children’s album out,” Parton explained in the interview. For Parton, it was important to not only release the album but release a good album.

Throughout the process, it seems like Dolly really put thought and time into the music.

“We had a lot of new children, fans. And I was just trying to figure out what I wanted to do musically,” while she thought it over, the conclusion was clear, “I thought, ‘This is the perfect time for me to put out my children’s album.'” Indeed, it was a perfect time. The 2017 album received mostly positive reviews.

Dolly Parton Teaches Lessons

Soon after the release, Dolly Parton hoped that the album would be well received. While the country music legend has a long catalog of music, a children’s album was a little out of the box. The catchy tunes and bubbly sounds make for a good set of songs for children.

The album is filled with positive lessons and lyrics for kids to sing along to, Dolly put time and effort into the album. All the proceeds are going to her Imagination Library that provides books to children all over.

“I took a lot of time, put a lot of thought into it. And some of the songs deal with sharing and friendship and all that,” Parton explained to Sheknows.

Dolly Parton continues to put others before herself and reach out to those in need. As for I Believe In You, Parton just hopes the kids enjoy the music and maybe learn a few lessons along the way. “Hopefully, with little fun melodies to sing, they can actually learn some things as well.”

Spreading music and positivity to children all over, that’s just what Dolly does.