AOL Video Exclusive: Dolly Shares Special Christmas Story

Published December 8, 2015 / Last Updated December 9, 2015
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AOL shares an exclusive video of Dolly Parton recalling a special Christmas memory about her parents.

In an exclusive video featured on AOL, Dolly Parton shares a special story from her past about a big surprise she gave her parents and younger siblings once her music career had begun to take off. Dolly said,

“One of the greatest joys of my life was when I made enough money to do something special for my family, because my family was always number one with me and still is.”

With the help of some friends, Dolly and a few of her older siblings managed to completely decorate and furnish her parent’s house with new furniture and curtains for a special Christmas surprise.

Dolly’s love for her family can be heard in many of her songs, especially her 1971 hit, “Coat of Many Colors.” This song is the focus of her new movie of the same name airing on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 9/8c on NBC.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” stars Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder and Gerald McRaney.

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NBC to make Dolly Parton TV movies

Published May 11, 2015 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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NBC announces plans to make a collection of Dolly Parton TV movies based on her life and music

Update (Aug. 19, 2015): It’s official, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is set to air on NBC, Thursday, Dec. 10, from 9-11 PM!

Update (May 11, 2015): NBC confirms first in series of made-for-TV movies will be “Coat of Many Colors.”
Read more about the movie on NBC.

In early January 2015, Dolly and NBC announced their joint plans to make a collection of two-hour television movies based on Dolly’s life and songs. Not only will Dolly produce the films, she will also reunite with Bob Greenblatt on the project. She remarked,

“I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell. We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind.”

The network noted the films will incorporate Dolly’s always-present positive outlook on life which has inspired her fans and those around her. In a release, NBC Entertainment chairman, Robert Greenblatt said,

“I don’t know anyone in the world who doesn’t love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC.”

Dolly wrote many of her hit songs based on personal experiences from her childhood and from other times in her life. Songs like “Coat of Many Colors,” “My Tennessee Mountain Home” and “I Will Always Love You” were inspired by real events. Through these songs and many others, Dolly builds strong emotional connections with her fans. Now these beloved stories are set to play out on the small screen for loyal fans and new audiences alike.

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‘My Tennessee Mountain Home’

Published March 28, 1973 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly releases 11th solo album, “My Tennessee Mountain Home”

Released in 1973, “My Tennessee Mountain Home” is Dolly’s 11th solo album. Drawing on her Smoky Mountain upbringing, many of the songs deal with her childhood in rural East Tennessee. The title song is one of her most recognizable as she reminisces about her youth and family amid the peaceful tranquility of a place from which inspires her. Dolly wrote, “Dr. Robert F. Thomas” in honor of the beloved mountain doctor who delivered her in that Tennessee Mountain Home and received a sack of cornmeal as payment.

“Down on Music Row,” mentions her first days in Nashville as she scrambled to get a record deal. The lyrics offer thanks to legendary guitarist Chet Atkins and producer Bob Ferguson who helped her along the way.

The album also features “In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)” from the 1969 album of the same name.

The house pictured on the album cover is the house Dolly and her family lived in during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The album, “My Tennessee Mountain Home,” reached No. 19 on the U.S. Country Music Charts.

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