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Dolly Parton Gets Incredible Birthday Gift From Reese Witherspoon



For the Dolly Parton's birthday, Reese Witherspoon is giving all profits from her lifestyle brand Draper James to Parton's charity book-giving program.

In a post-greeting Parton on Instagram, Witherspoon reveals the gift that is not only a benefit to the 72-year-old singer but also children in dire need of reading materials. She pledges to donate 100 percent of her brand's profits during the day to Parton's Imagination Library, a program that gives free books to kids.

On her Instagram post, Witherspoon explains how the beloved singer and songwriter touched and inspired her over the years.

"She has been my inspiration all my life," she wrote in a post explaining her birthday gift to Parton. "Her kindness, her humility, her beautiful spirit."

Witherspoon's Draper James sells Southern-inspired clothing and accessories. A few of the products are even directly inspired by Parton, including tote bags, t-shirts, and cocktail napkins with the words "What Would Dolly Do?" printed on them.

As a response, Parton also took to social media to express her delight at the generous donation.

"I'm just blown away by @reesewitherspoon's kind heart!" she says on Instagram. The singer founded Imagination Library to honor her father who never learned how to read and write.

Even at the ripe old age of 72, Parton isn't slowing down much. After all, even the accolades are still coming.

She was recently recognized in the Guinness World Records 2018 for the "Most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Country Songs chart" and "Most hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist."

"You never know when you start out with your work how it's going to turn out, but to have these two world records makes me feel very humbled and blessed!" Parton says.

Guinness World Records aren't the only organization giving the country legend recognition for her music and humanitarian efforts. The Emmys is also recognizing her work on Smoky Mountains Rise, a telethon that helped raise over $9 million to benefit the victims of the Tennessee wildfires in 2016.

Parton and her Smoky Mountain Rise collaborators are being nominated for a 32nd Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards in the Community Service category for their efforts.

The Recording Industry Association of America also awarded the musician with four plaques for her musical achievements including two gold certifications for her recordings of "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene", a platinum certification for "9 To 5", and a triple platinum award as songwriter of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".

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