Dolly Parton to Launch 10-Week “Goodnight With Dolly” Book-Reading Video Series on April 2

Dolly Parton to Launch 10-Week “Goodnight With Dolly” Book-Reading Video Series on April 2

Dolly Parton will launch her 10-week Goodnight With Dolly book-reading video series via YouTube on April 2.

Goodnight with Dolly features the country music icon reading select books from her Imagination Library. Dolly will kick off the weekly series on April 2 by reading “The Little Engine That Could.”

Dolly hopes the new series will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates. Since its beginning in 1996 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn., the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than 1 million children by providing a brand-new, age-appropriate book each month.

Tune in to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library via YouTube at 6 p.m. CT on April 2.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell