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Dolly and NBC announced “Jolene” will be the next television movie in their series about Dolly’s life and songs
The news was shared at the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Summer Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Dolly and members of the cast of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” were on hand discussing the first film of the series, set to air during upcoming 2015 holiday season.
The song, “Jolene” was first released in 1973 as the first single to the 1974 album of the same name. It became her second No. 1 country single and went on to become one of her signature hits. In live shows, Dolly often tells fans she wrote the song after her husband started spending a lot of time at the bank talking to a red haired teller with green eyes. Dolly says with a laugh,
“I knew my husband was spending more time at the bank than we had money.”
At the 2014 Glastonbury festival, Dolly performed before a record-breaking crowd of over 180,000 people. The event staff surprised Dolly with a choreographed dance to the song.
No word yet on when “Jolene” the movie will be out.
Jennifer Nettles, Gerald McRaney, Ricky Schroder and Alyvia Lind were cast in “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” the first movie in the NBC series set in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains in 1955.
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