Unusually, the reclusive Carl has agreed for the photographs to be released. They will be auctioned to raise money for Dolly’s Imagination Library literacy charity.
The country legend has written over 3,000 songs and sold over 100 million records as well as starring in major Hollywood films like 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias.
Dolly Parton is actually the godmother of Miley Cyrus although the clean-cut star clearly hasn’t managed to curb the outrageous addictions of her wild youth.
“I’m her honorary godmother. I’ve known her since she was a baby,” Parton told ABC.
“Her father (Billy Ray Cyrus) is a friend of mine. And when she was born, he said, ‘You just have to be her godmother,’ and I said, ‘I accept.’ We never did do a big ceremony, but I’m so proud of her, love her and she’s just like one of my own.”