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"A dream come true!" That's how singer/songwriter RaeLynn described her afternoon with Dolly Parton on Cracker Barrel's Front Porch Series.
Dolly and RaeLynn chatted about songwriting and onstage fashion while rocking in the iconic Cracker Barrel chairs. RaeLynn wanted to know if Dolly lounges around her home in sparkles and high heels. According to Dolly, the sparkles are optional, but the high heels are a must! The eight-time Grammy Award winner also told the budding artist how each of her big dreams "branch out" and grow new projects in her tree of life.
Dolly and RaeLynn were challenged to a game called "Classy or Sassy?" They confess how they would react in certain situations.
Dolly's newest CD, "Pure & Simple" debuted at #1 on national country charts worldwide. A deluxe edition which includes a 48-page book of photos, memories and stories, as well as two bonus tracks, is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel.
Originally from Texas, RaeLynn is currently touring with Blake Shelton. A connection she made after joining Team Blake on "The Voice" back in 2012.
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Tennessee’s favorite songbird will offer her special brand of “Dolly wisdom” to singing contests and perform her heartfelt autobiographical hit, "Coat of Many Colors" on NBC’s "The Voice," on Dec. 8. Fellow country star and longtime “Voice” coach, Blake Shelton shared the exciting news. Blake said,
"It's not often that I'm super jealous of the contestants on this show, but I'm really jealous about next week because they're going to be mentored by a young lady by the name of Dolly Parton."
Dolly will perform one of her most personal and beloved songs, “Coat of Many Colors,” on the Tuesday, Dec. 8 (8-9 p.m.) live telecast of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series “The Voice.” Her appearance comes just two days before her new movie, based on the same song, will air on NBC on Dec. 10.
Also taking the stage will be country star and “Voice” season three champion Cassadee Pope, who will perform her latest single, “I Am Invincible.”
"Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors" stars Jennifer Nettles as Dolly’s mother, Ricky Schroder as her father and Alyvia Alyn Lind as 9-year-old Dolly. Gerald McRaney, one of the most respected actors of his generation, will play Dolly’s Grandpa Jake Owens.