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Dolly Parton joins Good Morning America to discuss her new children’s book, “Billy the Kid Makes It Big”

Dolly Parton is a Grammy Award-winning musician, actress, and best-selling author. Not too long ago, she joined Good Morning America from Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss her new children’s book, “Billy the Kid Makes It Big,” alongside a four-legged pup, who serves as the subject of the book.

Dolly Parton joins Good Morning America

Dolly Parton discussed how she wants Billy the Kid Makes It Big to “instill confidence in kids and that it’s good to go after your dreams […] It’s really about accepting people as they are–other people different than you.”

Parton also spoke on co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards with Garth Brooks, with whom she’s never worked: “I love Garth, we’ve known each other for many years, and we’ve been backstage on shows together. But he’s never hosted a show. I’ve been hosting shows off and off through the years. But this was a big deal for me to get to work with Garth, so we’re looking forward to that. Everybody’s been talking about it, so hopefully we’ll measure up. And I think we will.”

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton joins Good Morning America

Parton later shared that she wrote the song from Rock Album that she’ll be debuting next month at the Academy of Country Music Awards: “It’s kind of fitting to the times, it’s called World on Fire. ‘Liar, liar, the world’s on fire, whatcha gonna do when it all burns down.’ So, it’s really kind of about the times and how we can do a little better if we try–to try to heal the divide and just get along a little better. And so, it’s really got a great message to it, but it’s also good and solid kind of like a rock anthem.”

Parton spoke on what fans can expect from her “My Life in Rhinestones” book coming out in the fall: “It’s kind of like a museum piece, really. It shows a lot of my beautiful costumes through the years. Even the ones that are not so beautiful when I first started. It’s really just my journey through my show-business life in costume. […] I tell stories about where I was when I wore this particular thing and where I was at that period of time in my life.”

Dolly Parton – “Billy the Kid Makes It Big” audiobook

Dolly Parton - “Billy the Kid Makes It Big” book cover

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