Dolly Parton Launches Bedtime Stories Series
Dolly Parton will read a children’s bedtime story via video beginning on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. ET. For “Goodnight With Dolly,” the iconic country star’s DollyWood Foundation is teaming up with Abramorama on the special weekly series airing on Parton’s Imagination Library social channels.
“This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right,” Parton said 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.”
Dolly will treat viewers to books including “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake” by Loren Long, “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney, “I Am a Rainbow” by Dolly Parton, “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, “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton and “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper.
The comforting series comes amidst the coronavirus outbreak and is linked with The Library That Dolly Built, a documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of Parton’s Imagination Library. The Nick Geidner-directed film was set for an April 2 release but will now premiere on September 21.
“Although it was the right thing to do, postponing the screening of our documentary was a disappointment,” Parton said. “So many of our Imagination Library affiliates had organized events around the nationwide screenings, however things do have a way of working out so the documentary will still have its day.”
Check out the trailer for “Goodnight With Dolly” below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ia-ozHDaLs