Dolly Parton, country music legend, credits her family and music as the sources of her positive personality and inspiration that have shaped her humble beginnings to music superstardom in her cover story in the Nov/Dec issue of Live Happy.
In “The Joy of Dolly,” Parton discusses her various projects, all of which are rooted in family values staying true to her upbringing including, her autobiographical movie, Coat of Many Colors, which airs on NBC on December 10th in time for the holidays and of Imagination Library, a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving age-appropriate books to children that was inspired by her father.
“My mama and daddy were the strongest people I ever met. God, family and hard work weren’t just ideas at our house, they were what made our house. I carry those values in my heart every single day, and I think it’s the best gift my folks ever gave me.”
“If there is something different in me, it’s that I make a choice each day to work hard to face challenges head-on, and keep reaching for those dreams. You’d be surprised how many I actually catch.”
“Everything there is to know about me is in my music. My ups, my downs, my good- and my not-so-good times are all there in the stories I write. Every song I sing reveals a little more about my heart and what guides me through this life.”