Dolly Parton is the Aunt that we all wish that we had. The country legend has announced that she will be spending her time in self-isolation in the most wholesome way imaginable. Parton has announced a new weekly video series “Goodnight With Dolly”, which will see her read from a selection of children’s books. The series is set to launch on April 2nd and will run for 10 weeks.
“This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right,” Parton shared in a statement. “I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love. It is an honor for me to share the incredible talent of these authors and illustrators. They make us smile, they make us laugh and they make us think.”
Parton will read two of her own books, I Am a Rainbow and Coat of Many Colors, she’ll read from: There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long; Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney; Pass It On by Sophy Henn; Stand Tall, Molly Lou Mellon by Patty Lovell; Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen; Max & The Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper; Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña; and The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.
The books that Parton will read from have been “carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.”
Earlier this month, Dolly Parton took to social media to commemorate her late friend and collaborator Kenny Rogers.
“I loved Kenny with all my heart”, said Parton in the short Instagram video. “And my heart is broken. A big old chuck of it has gone with him today.
“I think I can speak for all this friends and family and fans when I say, I will always love you.”