After 20 years of making sure children have access to free books through her Imagination Library, Dolly Parton released her first children’s album Friday.
“I Believe In You” is available digitally today on iTunes and Amazon Music and the CD will be sold in stores worldwide on Oct. 13. Apple Music and Spotify users also can listen to the new album. All 13 songs on the album were written by Parton. Proceeds from “I Believe in You” will benefit Parton’s Imagination Library.
“My first album was released 50 years ago and it's been an amazing 50 years since then,” Parton said in a statement. “I am very excited that now I'm coming out with my first children's album in all of those 50 years. I'm proudest of all that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library.”
Parton founded the Imagination Library in her hometown of Sevierville, Tenn., in 1996. Since then, the program has expanded to provide new, age appropriate books monthly to more than 1 million children in four countries.
Parton revealed the album cover for “I Believe in You” last month in front of the fireside living room set she used for her Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon in December.
“I Believe In You” track listing:
1. I Believe in You
2. Coat of Many Colors (new recording)
3. Together Forever
4. I Am a Rainbow
5. I’m Here
6. A Friend Like You
8. You Can Do It
10. You Gotta Be
11. Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny
12. Chemo Hero
13. Brave Little Soldier
Bonus track spoken audio: Coat of Many Colors (book read by Dolly Parton)