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Tennessee Governor signs order honoring Dolly Parton

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(CNN) -- Tennessee will "Always Love" Dolly Parton.

Wednesday Governor Bill Lee signed a resolution recognizing the country music legend's contributions to children's literacy in the state.

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Parson was born in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. She launched the program "Imagination Library" in 1995.

The program mails one book a month to a child until they reach kindergarten.

The governor says because of Parton, more than 152 million books have been distributed to nearly 2 million kids.

Parton state the "Imagination Library" was inspired by her own father's inability to read.

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