In 1984, Dolly teamed up with actor Sylvester Stallone in the film, "Rhinestone." Dolly played a country music star who, on a bet, must transform an obnoxious New York City cab driver, played by Stallone, into a singer. The film’s soundtrack consists of 14 songs all composed by Dolly. The soundtrack was released in May of 1984 on the RCA Nashville imprint.
In her book, "Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business," she credits her work on this soundtrack as some of her best and the song "What a Heartache" as one of her personal favorites. The song appears on two of Dolly’s solo albums, "Eagle When She Flies" and "Halos & Horns."
The soundtrack included two top 10 hits for Dolly, "God Won’t Get You" and "Tennessee Homesick Blues" which went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. In addition, Dolly received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance with the song, "Tennessee Homesick Blue."