Book Releases: Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson

Dolly Parton has released a book titled Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You, expounding on the commencement speech she shared with the 2009 graduating class at the University of Tennessee.

“I know that I’ve learned some things in my life that are important to me, and I think they might be good ideas to pass along to you,” said Parton. “Not as advice, but as information that I have found has helped me over the years. I still have dreams of what I want to do next.”

Parton made the media rounds promoting the 128-page book on release day (11/27), even appearing on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report where she duetted with the host on “Love Is Like a Butterfly.”

Parton’s Imagination Library will benefit from sales of the book.


Alan Jackson has released a limited number of hardbound books containing over 200 photographs of his former Tennessee estate, to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund.

Titled Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home, the project began as an intimate collection for his three daughters before the family sold the estate following his wife Denise’s diagnosis with colorectal cancer in 2010.

“That rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” said Denise Jackson. “This became an obvious way for us to do something meaningful.”

The full purchase price of each book will be donated to the fund. To purchase a copy for $25, visit Jackson’s official website. Autographed copies are available for $50.


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