Dolly Parton Joins James Patterson for Music City Mystery

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - JANUARY 24: Singer Dolly Parton Performs at Agua Caliente Casino on January 24, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Dolly Parton Joins James Patterson for Music City Mystery

Dolly Parton is no stranger to the world of literature. From her first publication in 1979, a book of poetry titled “Just The Way I Am,” and her 1994 autobiography “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business,” to her beloved children’s book “Coat of Many Colors” and her latest, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life In Lyrics,” she has shared her life and imagination with us in print for decades.

However, she’s delving into a different facet of the literary world with legendary author James Patterson for Run, Rose, Run, a mystery novel that follows a young singer-songwriter “on the rise and on the run” in Nashville, Tennessee.

The description reads:

“The source of her heart-wrenching songs is a brutal secret she has done everything to hide. But the past she has fled is reaching out to control her future—even if it means destroying everything she has worked for.”

Additionally, Dolly has written, performed, and produced 12 songs to accompany the story. She shared, “All new songs were written based on the characters and situations in the book. I hope you enjoy the book and the songs as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it all together!”

James Patterson, who has penned over 200 novels, shared: “It’s been an honor—and a hell of a lot of fun—to work with the inimitable Dolly Parton, whom I’ve long admired for her music, her storytelling, and her enormous generosity. The mind-blowing thing about this project is that reading the novel is enhanced by listening to the album and vice versa. It’s a really unique experience that I know readers (and listeners) will love.”

Run, Rose, Run – and its accompanying album – will be available March 7, 2022.

Headline Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

Additional Photo Credit: Little, Brown and Company


Country News


  • Forecast
  • Currents
  • Planner