Dolly Parton Details New Book, ‘Songteller: My Life in Lyrics’

Dolly Parton is gearing up to release a new book that details her life and career through 175 of her…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 22, 2020


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Dolly Parton is gearing up to release a new book that details her life and career through 175 of her songs.

The global superstar recently revealed details surrounding Songteller: My Life in Lyrics and shared that the new book would be released this November. Throughout the visual memoir and annotated songbook, Parton will share the stories behind her most-loved songs and will offer fans a look at never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.

“I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with Chronicle Books on Songteller,” Parton shared in a statement. “A songteller is what I am, and this is my first-ever book of lyrics. So, I’ve revisited my memories and opened up my archives to share the stories and treasures behind them in a way I never have before. It’s going to be a beautiful book!”

“Nobody can write a song or tell a story like Dolly Parton,” Christine Carswell, Publisher of Chronicle Books said. “And few can bring joy and speak to so many the way she can. How proud and delighted we are to celebrate the wonderful gifts she has given us with the publication of Dolly Parton, Songteller.”

Out November 17, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is available for pre-order now.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.