Country music icon Dolly Parton and best-selling mystery author James Patterson chatted with Trevor Noah about their novel Run, Rose, Run.
You can add another credit to the ever-growing resume of Dolly Parton. The beloved country music icon has co-written her first novel with best-selling mystery author James Patterson: Run, Rose, Run, a thriller about a rising young singer-songwriter who chases after stardom in Nashville while trying to escape an abusive past. But wait, there’s more: Parton has also recorded a companion album with the same title, featuring a host of bluegrass-tinged new songs — all written by Dolly — recently praised by Rolling Stone as “sturdy studies in traditional country, with several unexpected stunners.”
Parton will be promoting both her literary and musical efforts March 18 while making her first-ever visit to the SXSW Festival in Austin. She and Patterson will talk about their collaborative project at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, in a conversation moderated by Nashville star Connie Britton. Immediately afterward, she will give a live performance featuring songs from Run, Rose, Run, along with a few of her other hits. The entire event will be streamed live for free on “Dollyverse” by Eluvio, which also will power the “Dollyverse” NFT sales.
Parton and Patterson Zoomed into The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to promote Run, Rose, Run Wednesday evening. As they chatted with the witty and renowned host, they discussed their unique collaboration on their novel, the importance of reading, being on the right side of history, and more. And if you missed their appearance, don’t fret: Here is a YouTube clip.