Dolly Parton Says Giving Back Has Nothing To Do With Being Rich


Country superstar Dolly Parton may have 25 #1 singles and 41 top 10 county albums under her belt, but the “Queen of Country Music” is just as legendary for her philanthropy.

Inspired by her father, Parton created the Imagination Library, a literacy program to share her love of reading with countless children across the United States.

“Well, it all goes back to my Daddy,” Parton told exclusively. “He was the smartest man I ever knew, but he couldn’t read or write very much. He was a good provider for us, but I often wondered just how far he could have gone if he could read or write.” (read more at

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