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Dolly Parton's Hit TV Movie, "Coat of Many Colors," Releases on DVD
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Releasing to DVD on May 3 is Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, a family-oriented, faith-based story based on the legendary artist’s humble beginnings and the raggedy patchwork coat that changed her life. Set in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, the film portrays the hardships experienced by the Parton family in the summer of 1955. Alyvia Alyn Lind steals the show as a spunky and tenacious 9-year-old Dolly, and her parents are played by Ricky Schroder and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles.

According to, more than 13 million viewers tuned in to watch Coat of Many Colors when it aired on NBC in December of last year, making it the most-watched original movie on television across all four major networks since May 2011.

For her work on the film, Parton has been honored with the Movieguide Award for Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015, as well as the Academy of Country Music’s Tex Ritter Award. Coat of Many Colors is the first of three films about Parton’s life slated to air on NBC, the second of which will be centered around her hit song, “Jolene.”

Enjoy this trailer for Coat of Many Colors (released before the NBC airing last December):