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Dolly Parton, Songteller (Limited Edition)

My Life in Lyrics
By Robert K. Oermann ; By Dolly Parton
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An exclusive edition of Dolly Parton’s Songteller, featuring a pink 45 record with two never-before-heard songs.  Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career o...
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An exclusive edition of Dolly Parton’s Songteller, featuring a pink 45 record with two never-before-heard songs. 

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with rare photos and memorabilia from Dolly Parton's personal and business archives. Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 175 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics.

This special edition includes:

  • A denim-wrapped foil-stamped clamshell box with Songteller inside
  • A 45 record on pink vinyl featuring two never-before-released demo songs, “I Don’t Care” and “The Fall,” encased in a printed sleeve and inserted into a folder. Folder contains lyrics to the two songs printed on the back.
  • Gilded edges
  • Lifting ribbon
  • Individually shrink-wrapped

EXCLUSIVE EDITION: A limited run of only 2,500 copies, this exclusive edition is housed in a dazzling denim-wrapped foil-stamped clamshell box, complete with a 45 record on pink vinyl featuring two never-before-released demo songs!

TRADE EDITION WAS AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: The trade edition was published in November 2020 to astronomical success, media attention, glowing reviews, and fan love.

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND RECOGNIZED COUNTRY MUSIC ARTISTS IN THE WORLD: Though she is also a successful actress, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Dolly is first and foremost a country music legend. Just a few of her accolades and accomplishments: She has sold over 100 million records worldwide, received 9 Grammy awards and 47 nominations, 25 certified gold, platinum, and multiplatinum awards from the RIAA, and recorded 41 top-10 country albums (a record).

MASSIVE, DEVOTED, AND LONGTIME FAN BASE: Dolly’s already massive fan base just keeps growing. Her social media numbers are in the millions; her Dollywood theme park attracts 6 million visitors per year, dozens of fan clubs are dedicated to her. She is outspoken, intelligent, and universally adored.

LITERACY ADVOCATE: Dolly founded Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which partners with local communities to provide free books to kids, and has donated 100 million books to date. It also has arms in Canada, the UK, Australia, and Ireland. (Chronicle will be dedicating our holiday Give Books campaigns in 2020 and 2021 to DPIL.)

Perfect for:

  • Dolly Parton fans and collectors
  • Country music lovers and music history fanatics
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Size: 9 X 12 V
Publication Date: 10/12/2021
ISBN: 9781797211817
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Robert K. Oermann is a Nashville-based music journalist who is considered the unofficial historian of Nashville's musical heritage. He has written several books on country music, including Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music, which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music book excellence. He lives with his wife in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 41 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. In 2014, the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. Her 2016 #1 album, Pure & Simple, which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, added to that massive tally. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards and 49 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with for KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on God Only Knows ; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People's Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton has donated over 130 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children's book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library's 100 millionth book donation. From her Coat of Many Colors while working 9-to-5, no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.