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Watch: Jennifer Nettles Returns As Avie Lee Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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The three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles returns to her role as Avie Lee Parton.

It was her break-out acting role and Dolly hand-picked her for the part. In a comment to the press about her involvement in the casting process, Dolly recalled her reaction to watching Jennifer’s video submission when auditioning for the role. Dolly said,

“She had sent in a little video. I didn’t even know she even acted. She had had her hair dark. I didn’t even recognize it as her. And when they started rolling that film, I said ‘that’s Mama.’ Nobody could have done it better.”

Landing the role was the first step. In preparation for her acting debut, Jennifer sought out advice from Dolly about Avie Lee. In an interview for the first film, Jennifer said,

“I asked Dolly about her mother and also pulled from my own precious relationship with my mother, not to mention my own relationship with my son as a mother myself.”

Jennifer delivered a moving performance as Dolly’s mother who grieves the loss of a child yet manages to cling to those she loves to begin healing and restoration.

At a press conference to promote the new film, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” Jennifer eloquently answers a few questions about returning to the role of Avie Lee, how the first film has impacted her career and even shares a few of her favorite Christmas traditions.

Watch Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing on NBC on Nov. 30. It is also coming to DVD on Dec. 20, 2016.

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Watch: Kelli Berglund As Willadeene Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Disney star Kelli Berglund is Willadeene Parton in the all-new holiday special “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

Known mostly for her starring role as “Bree Davenport” on Disney XD’s “Lab Rats: Elite Force,” Kelli Berglund will play Willadeene Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” Willadeene is the oldest of the Parton children and like many from her generation tends to act as a second mother to her younger siblings. Kelli says Willadeene and her “Lab Rats” character Bree are similar in that they both tend to carry a certain amount of responsibility that’s beyond their years.

Kelli kindly agreed to answer a few questions about her role in the new film, how she developed her East Tennessee accent, her favorite Dolly Parton song and much more.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Kelli Berglund as Willadeene Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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Watch: Farrah Mackenzie Returns As Stella Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated December 1, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Farrah Mackenzie returns to the small screen as Stella Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

When filming the first of NBC’s Dolly Parton bio-pics, then 10-year-old Farrah Mackenzie was placed in a unique position in that the real Stella Parton, who she was playing in the film, was there on-set as a fellow actress and character consultant. Farrah took every advantage of having Stella around and even became a leftie for her role. She received rave reviews from her real-life counterpart after playing Dolly’s younger sister in “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.” Stella said,

“I think that Farrah Mackenzie plays the best Little Stella that anybody could play. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to play me.”

Farrah will return as Stella Parton in the all-new NBC film, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” Since the airing of the first film, Farrah has continued to grow as an actress and was overjoyed to return to her role as Stella Parton. This cross-fit enthusiast has generously agreed to share her thoughts on the new movie, the influential people in her life, her Christmas wish and more.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Farrah Mackenzie as Stella Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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Watch: Ricky Schroder Returns As Robert Lee Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Golden Globe award-winner Ricky Schroder returns as Robert Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

Ricky Schroder delivered a moving performance in NBC’s first biographical film based on Dolly Parton’s childhood. In fact, during filming Ricky received a special note from Dolly commending him on his performance of her late father. The letter made a big impression on Ricky. He said in his interview about the first film, “I really wanted to honor who her father was and their relationship because she just adored him.”

Ricky shares his excitement about returning to the role of the Parton family patriarch and how he was somewhat apprehensive about the thought of a sequel until he read the script. Watch Ricky’s responses to the following questions he was so kind to share with his fans.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” Cast

Published November 18, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Meet the stars of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

The stars of Dolly’s new NBC movie talk about the new film, share their Christmas wishes for the holiday season and much more.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” will air on NBC on Nov. 30 in a special two-hour movie event. The cast of the all new holiday film is excited about the sequel to last year’s record-breaking hit. They’ve generously taken time out of their busy post-production schedules to share their thoughts on the new movie, what it was like to reunite with their co-stars and even shared their special Christmas wishes.

Watch interviews with the stars of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” including:

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