For over 50 years, Dolly Parton has been beloved for her beautifully honest ballads and self-described “tacky,” yet epic, hair and style. Now, the Queen of Country is trying her hand at a whole new genre, and it's best enjoyed with a cool glass of apple juice.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Parton announced she's taking it way, way back for her next album, which will be a collection of children's music titled I Believe in You. Proceeds from the country crooner's newest record will benefit her children’s literacy charity, Imagination Library. The “Jolene” singer celebrated the announcement by performing three songs from the new record—“I Believe in You,” “Brave Little Soldiers” and “Makin' Fun Ain't Funny.”
Later in the day, Parton shared the exciting news on Instagram by posting a snap of the album's cover art, in which she can be seen smiling and wearing her best ethereal, Fern Gully garb. Parton captioned the post, “My first album was released 50 years ago and it's been an amazing 50 years since then. I am very excited that now I'm coming out with my first children's album! I'm so proud to say that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library!”
I Believe in You will be available for digital download on September 29 and hit stores on October 13.