• Dolly Parton, Songteller

  • My Life in Lyrics
  • By: Dolly Parton
  • Narrated by: Dolly Parton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (4,035 ratings)

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Dolly Parton, Songteller

By: Dolly Parton
Narrated by: Dolly Parton
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Publisher's summary

A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon.  

In this exclusive audio performance, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning artist weaves her words with music and memories to give listeners the stories behind the stories of her most cherished songs. And with some 3,000 songs to her credit, Dolly uses her gift for lyrics to connect to people of all genders, generations, and geographies. 

Showcasing nearly 100 of her most popular songs, including “Jolene”, “I Will Always Love You”, “9 to 5”, and “Coat of Many Colors”, to name a few, this one-of-a-kind audio experience delivers answers to fans’ most burning questions: How close did Dolly come to singing “I Will Always Love You” as a duet with Elvis? How did she become an actress? And exactly who was Jolene? 

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a must-have memoir for fans of country music, music history, and (of course!) Dolly herself. 

©2020 Dolly Parton (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Editor's Pick

A treasure trove of songs and stories
November is turning out to be quite the musical month here at Audible. So while I typically go for fiction finds when choosing my picks, I just had to jump on the bandwagon (get it, “band” wagon?) and join in on the fun. How lucky are we to have a new memoir—filled with personal stories, life wisdom, and, yes, musical interludes—from the American treasure that is Dolly Parton!? She frames her story through her songs—taking the listener on a real musical journey. Dolly is timeless. Her authenticity and talent shine through, and she reminds me of all that is good in this world. —Tricia F., Audible Editor