“We just gotta do our best day-to-day, be the best person we can, do the best work we can, and just keep on dreamin’.” -Dolly Parton
Let’s celebrate Dolly Parton on her 77th birthday, January 19, 2023! Dolly Parton is a country music icon, but she is also a philanthropist and leader of several charitable organizations that promote education and poverty relief in her home state of Tennessee. Inspired by her father’s inability to read, she also has championed childhood literacy and reading. We’ve put together a list of a few biographies of Dolly Parton and other musicians as well as fiction about the power of music in celebration of her birthday.