Hello Dolly! Country icon Dolly Parton is setting her sights on the small screen.
The 68-year-old singer-songwriter behind hits such as "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene" has signed a deal with NBC to create a series of two-hour television movies appealing to families that are based on her decades worth of songs, stories and inspirational life!
Parton, whose Broadway show 9 to 5: The Musical was produced by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, couldn't contain her excitement over the thrilling news, promising that her new projects will be both "fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind."
Over the past four decades, Parton has set records artist, with 41 albums hitting the Top 10 on the country charts and more than two dozen certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Plus, she has the accolades to show for it as winner of 10 GRAMMYs, 10 CMAs and seven ACM awards. She’s also been nominated for two Academy Awards, and has a slew of acting credits to her name, including recent films Miss Congeniality 2 and Joyful Noise.
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ET was with Parton at a special recording session for her holiday CD, Home for Christmas, back in 1990. Watch Parton give us pointers on how to record Christmas songs in 90-degree heat in this flashback video.