I Believe in You

I Believe in You

by Dolly PartonDolly Parton


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In 1995, country legend Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library, a charity that promotes literacy and delivers over a million books a year to children around the world. The follow-up to 2016's chart-topping Pure & Simple, the amicable I Believe in You, finds Parton delivering her first collection of children's music, a 14-track set of originals -- go, Dolly! -- that includes a new recording of her 1971 hit "Coat of Colors" as well as a bonus cut of Parton reading from her 2015 book of the same name. Her effusive personality and seemingly ageless voice lend themselves well to the genre, and the arrangements, which veer from folksy and spare to winningly goofy and ornate, are always in service to the song, with highlights arriving via the bubbly, Latin-tinged title track, the empowering "Brave Little Soldier," and the heartfelt anti-bullying singalong "Makin' Fun Ain't Funny." At just over a half-an-hour, I Believe in You never overstays its welcome, and Parton's natural charisma and easy demeanor help keep things from becoming too cloying -- this is the kind of kids' record that parents won't feel compelled to launch into the hamper during their child's 50th spin of "I Am a Rainbow." At 71 and with 45 studio albums under her belt, Parton can pretty much do whatever she wants -- her previous outing was a late-career gem -- and with all proceeds from the album going to her bookworm charity, it's awfully hard to find fault with any of it.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2017
Label: Rca
UPC: 0889854834821
catalogNumber: 548348
Rank: 11054


  1. I Believe in You
  2. Coat of Many Colors
  3. Together Forever
  4. I Am a Rainbow
  5. I'm Here
  6. A Friend Like You
  7. Imagination
  8. You Can Do It
  9. Responsibility
  10. You Gotta Be
  11. Makin' Fun Ain't Funny
  12. Chemo Hero
  13. Brave Little Soldier
  14. A Reading of "Coat of Many Colors"

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dolly Parton   Primary Artist,Spoken Word
Richard Dennison   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Jennifer O'Brien   Background Vocals
Tom Rutledge   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar
Kent Wells   Electric Guitar
Paul Brannon   Guitar
Shane McConnell   Background Vocals
Tim Hayden   Keyboards
Shelly Jennings   Background Vocals
Michael Davis   Brass
Melodie Kirkpatrick   Background Vocals
Inner Child Chorus   Children's Chorus
Danny O' Lannerghty   Bass

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Richard Dennison   Producer
Tom Reeves   Engineer
Tom Rutledge   Producer,Engineer
Tom McBryde   Producer
Trey Fanjoy   Cover Art
Michael Davis   Arranger
Paul T. Couch   Executive Producer
Jacob Timmons   Graphic Design
Sarah Chapman   Graphic Design

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