Dolly Parton’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Coming to DVD
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, a TV movie inspired by her life growing up in East Tennessee, will be released on DVD May 3, after its extremely successful original airing on NBC. The program was the No. 1 movie on broadcast television, according to its reported viewership, in six years, with more than 15.9 million total viewers.
The DVD will come with special features, including deleted scenes and a featurette from Parton about the journey of how the song came to life on film and the story behind the tune itself.
Coat of Many Colors tells the story of Parton’s big family growing up poor in rural Tennessee, specifically in the summer of 1955, when Parton’s mother tragically lost a baby, and the toll that took on Parton and her family. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles gives an emotional and profound performance as Parton's mother, with her father played skillfully by Ricky Schroder. Adorable and talented young actress Alyvia Alyn Lind plays the precocious young Parton. The heartwarming film is the first in a series of family-oriented projects Parton signed on to make with NBC based on her life and work. The next one will center around her iconic hit “Jolene.”
As usual, Parton is not slowing down her many ventures, as she recently acquired a new themed dinner theater restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. near her theme park, Dollywood. This is on top of her continued musical career, children’s songwriting, and philanthropy. She recently celebrated her 70th birthday.
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