‘Goodnight With Dolly’ premieres on April 2nd.
With the world in a fairly odd state right now, drifting off to sleep may not be as easy as it once was. However, we’ve found a brilliant way to get some no-sweat shuteye, and it doesn’t involve counting sheep. In fact, all you need to do is lie there, and let the dulcet tones of legendary songstress Dolly Parton rock you gently to sleep, as she reads from a collection of bedtime stories. (Featured image: @dollyparton)
The famed singer is launching a new series called ‘Goodnight With Dolly’, in which she’ll read a new children’s story every week, starting on April 2nd. She’ll be reading two of her own works – I Am a Rainbow and Coat of Many Colours – and eight other wholesome reads, each chosen to be a little ray of sunshine come bedtime.
It’s all part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which Parton founded in 1995 with the aim of promoting literacy and a love of reading around the globe. From its beginnings in Parton’s home state of Tennessee, it’s now grown to deliver one million books to kids around the world every month. And now, you’ll be able to hear them in soothing Southern tones, in a lovely bedtime treat for kids and adults alike. The stories will premiere on the Imagination Library YouTube channel at 7pm EST (midnight BST) on Thursday April 2nd – so you can either catch them with the little ‘uns on Friday, or tuck yourself up in bed at midnight and listen along live!
Listen along to the bedtime stories, here.
Also published on Medium.