She loves helping children as a way of giving back for all her success in life.
Yet country music icon Dolly Parton doesn't have children of her own, as reported by Jesus Daily.
But this fact does not make the legendary singer sad. She has a rather positive attitude towards her childlessness.
"God has a plan for everything. I think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody's kids could be mine," Jesus Daily quoted the 71-year-old singer as saying.
Parton recently released a new album titled I Believe in You, proving that age hasn't taken a toll on her career.
In an interview with Matt Lauer from TODAY, Parton said she can easily please children.
With a high-pitched voice and looking like Mother Goose, she said she can easily endear children.
The singer has established the Imagination Library, which gives books to newborns until they reach kindergarten.
The past few years have seen her getting deeply involved with children. Her recent album, in fact, was meant to raise money to provide more books to more children.
She said that all proceeds from her I Believe in You album will be used to "put more books in the hands of children."
Born Dolly Rebecca Parton, the singer rose to stardom with the success of her album debut, Hello, I'm Dolly, in 1967.
For achieving unprecedented success in country music, Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time.
Among her several accolades are nine Grammy awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, and three American Music Awards.
She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Parton has composed over 3,000 songs throughout her career. Among the most notable songs which she has composed are I Will Always Love You - which became Whitney Houston's international pop hit - and Coat of Many Colors.