Billy the Kid loves barking to the beat of country music. So he sets out to Nashville to sing his heart out! But when he meets some big bullies at the Battle of the Bow-Wows, Billy worries he's barking up the wrong tree. He'll need some great tunes, a group of scrappy new friends, and his favorite country music artist to regain self-confidence and be the star he always knew he could be.
From the legendary Dolly Parton comes a story inspired by her real-life god-dog about standing up to people (and dogs) who put you down and finding the drive to achieve your dreams.
Illustrated by MacKenzie Haley
Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female singer-songwriter of all time. She has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has a record-breaking twenty-eight songs that have reach #1 on Billboard charts, and has won hundreds of awards across her career. To date, Parton has donated over two hundred million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library and has authored successful books for children and adults. From her "Coat of Many Colors" to working "9 to 5," no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.
MacKenzie Haley is an award-winnding children's book illustrator. As a child, she loved drawing and creating things whenever she could, which eventually led her to study illustration at the University of Dayton. She currently lives with her two cats, Booger and Abby, in Louisville, Kentucky. She enjoys running, cat t-shirts, baking, and, of course, drawing.
Billy the Kid is the official god-dog of Dolly Parton. A Nashville native, Billy is a lover of music, mealtime, and his dad, Danny. Find him on Instagram and TikTok @btkthefrenchie.