Dolly Parton made her album debut with Hello, I’m Dolly in 1967, which led to success throughout the rest of the 1960s. She co-owns The Dollywood Company in addition to her work in the music industry. Dolly Parton’s new novel recently revealed the “dark side” of the music industry.
Dolly Parton’s upcoming novel will be “dark” and autobiographical. The country singer, actress, businesswoman who collaborated on the thriller “Run, Rose, Run” with best-selling “Alex Cross” author James Patterson recently teased that it’s a cautionary look into the music industry’s shadows.
“It shows a lot of the dark side of that people that have been in it, like me, you know that, because you’ve lived it,” Parton said to “CBS Sunday Morning” reporter Lee Cowan for a story that will air this weekend. The novel follows Rose, a young country singer, songwriter from Nashville who discovers that fame and fortune aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. She also possesses a dark secret that has the potential to ruin her career.
“Did you experience a lot of that? Some of which is in the book?” Cowan spoke with the CEO of the Dollywood Company about their upcoming mystery thriller, which will be released on March 7. “Oh, yeah,” Parton replied. “You see all that. All the managers that – people that will rip you off, they try to steal your songs, they’ll con you, they’ll do whatever. I have seen it all.”
The official description for the book dramatically reads that Nashville is the city “where she’s come to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her. And destroy her.” Parton hinted that she would love to be a part of a potential film adaptation of the book, which Patterson pitched to Parson back in 2019.
“I’m hoping to get to play that character when we do a movie of the book, which we hope to do, at some point.”
In addition, the Country Music Hall of Famer will release a new album of original songs inspired by the book. On March 7, Parton will co-host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards with fellow country stars Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett. The Grammy winner recently told People that she will perform a song from her “Run, Rose, Run” album with Kelsea Ballerini.
Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, and Maren Morris will also take the stage in Las Vegas on Monday. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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