Looking forward to listening to Jeff Dayton's new album, Cowpoke.
Another peer and friend of Glen's has also announced a special project: Dolly Parton
, the "Fairy Godmother" of country music, will release her first ever children's album 'I Believe in You' and a reissue of her children's book, Coat of Many Colors
The 14-track album features songs of inspiration written and performed by Dolly including a new recording of her signature song "Coat of Many Colors" and a spoken audio track with Dolly reading the song's lyrics. The children's book is based on this same song and was previously released in 1996, after Dolly started the "The Imagination Library", her non-profit organization that has freely distributed over 100 million books to children in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and Belize. According to the official Dolly Parton website, all proceeds from “I Believe in You” will support this organization's mission.
Early press reviews reveal the new album should appeal to children and adults.
What else has Dolly Parton been up to?
The ACM Honors recognized Dolly's tremendous philanthropic work with a special merit award presented to her on August 23, 2017.
Shortly after the official announcement on August 8th that Glen Campbell had passed away, Dolly Parton (with Charlie Daniels) was one of the first music artists to publicly recognize Glen's enormous legacy with a videotaped tribute that was tweeted and then picked up by major television networks and cable channels. I felt that her strong affirmations ("Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business" and "he was one of the greatest musicians") forever sealed Glen's place in the history of country music. You can watch or re-visit this recorded tribute here: https://youtu.be/Z0GAgz5hKJs
This year is a special one for Dolly Parton: she released her first album "Hello, I'm Dolly" on the Monument label 50 years ago. Her self-assured smile pictured on the album's front cover seems to suggest Dolly knew she was destined for a long and brilliant career in country music.
As one of Glen Campbell's most talented and generous peers in the music industry, Dolly--like Glen--has made our world "a better place".
We believe in you, Dolly Parton. Tracklist for “I Believe in You”
"I Believe in You"
"Coat of Many Colors" [New recording]
"I Am a Rainbow"
"A Friend Like You"
"You Can Do It"
"You Gotta Be"
"Makin' Fun Ain't Funny"
"Brave Little Soldier"
Bonus track: Coat of Many Colors [book read by Dolly Parton]
If you are interested in obtaining the new book and/or CD, you can visit Believe's dedicated website at: https://believe.imaginationlibrary.com/
c. D. Zink 2017 for Glen Campbell Forums
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