Dolly Parton Visits Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital For Album Release Day

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Dolly Parton is celebrating the release of her children’s album, I Believe In You, by lifting the spirits of young children at the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The legendary singer walked the halls of the hospital visiting with sick children, before sitting down for a multi-studio broadcast with Pandora and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Children from different hospitals including, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Cincinnnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte and Chidlren’s national Medical Center in Washington D.C were live streamed into the room with Miss Dolly.

“Today is the release of my children’s album, my first-ever,” Dolly began the broadcast. “Some of the songs on the album are for children like the ones here at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. My niece, Hannah Dennison, had leukemia here when she was 4-years-old. She was treated here for about 4 years and they did such a wonderful job here, so I wanted to bring her today. She’s been going around the hospital with me to visit with the kids. All the money from the album goes to children and our children’s charities as well. It just seemed to be a special day to be with children. We met some wonderful kids while we’ve been here today.”

It’s no wonder Dolly chose to spend her day with children. In a recent interview, the “I Will Always Love You” singer told One Country just how she feels about kids and vice versa.

“I am a kid. They love me and I love them and we just fit together like magnets,” she said.

The country music legend posted the live broadcast to her Facebook page saying,” 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.”

Happy release day Dolly. You’re all superheroes in our book.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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