East midlands’ audiences have been treated to a message from the country and western singer as she launches her project in the City.
The scheme aims to buy one book a month for every young child in Nottingham.
Her project has been running in Bilborough, Hyson Green, Radford, Lenton and Dunkirk for many years.
Nottingham City Council say only 60% of four year olds meet expected reading standards – 14% less than the national average.
It is hoped that the campaign can be expanded to other areas in the county in order to improve literacy rates in the region .