Dolly Releases First Children’s Album with Visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Dolly Parton -Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hosptial

On Friday, Dolly Parton released her first children’s album. For release day, Dolly paid a visit to the Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.

Parton’s niece Hannah Dennison, daughter of her sister Rachel and longtime band member Richard Dennison, spent years battling leukemia at Vanderbilt. Today she is a healthy young woman, and Dolly and family are bringing that story of hope to those children currently in the hospital.

Two of the songs on I Believe In You, “Chemo Hero” and “Brave Little Soldier,” were specifically written for Hannah to help her through her health struggles.

During her visit at the hospital, Dolly surprised the doctors and children by announcing she will make a $1 million donation to Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

To shine a light on the great work the Hospital does and to give the children a chance to ask questions, Parton teamed with Pandora for a very special Facebook LIVE event broadcasting from Seacrest Studios at Vanderbilt.

Watch that interview below. Purchase your copy of I Believe in You here. 

I'm with a bunch of superhero kids to celebrate the release of "I Believe In You" live from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt with our friends Pandora and Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Posted by Dolly Parton on Friday, October 13, 2017