Dolly Parton’s new book, “Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You,” is her second to make it to The New York Times Best-Seller List of the nation’s 35 most popular books of the week.The tome, which expands on her commencement address to the University of Tennessee Class of 2009 and proceeds from which benefit her Imagination Library literacy charity, lands at No. 19 for best-selling hardcover nonfiction titles and No. 25 for combined print and e-book nonfiction titles for the chart dated Dec. 16.It is No. 34 e-book nonfiction and No. 23 combined paperback and hardcover nonfiction. Dolly’s first memoir, 1994′s “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business,” also made the publication’s Best-Seller List and remained on the weekly tally for two months.“Joyful Noise,” Dolly’s most recent film, will also get its paid cable television debut later this month.The picture, which grossed $31 million at the box office and sold more than 800,000 DVDs earlier this year for a home video gross of about $11 million, will serve as HBO’s weekly new movie premiere just before Christmas.
Its first airing on the channel is scheduled for 8 p.m. Dec. 22, followed by a repeat at 11:45 p.m. and then multiple repeats throughout December and January. It makes its HBO2 premiere Dec. 27, HBO Comedy premiere Jan. 2 and HBO Family premiere Jan. 13.
Additionally, frequent Dolly duet partner Kenny Rogers is looking to have another go at it with her, he says.
Rogers told Billboard magazine last week he is working on a new album with producer Dann Huff for 2013 release on Warner Brothers and has selected a tune he’d like to record as a duet with Dolly, partially to mark the 30th anniversary of releasing their first collaboration, “Islands In The Stream.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.