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Today, Dolly Parton is a legend who has everything she could ever ask for, but she told ET her toughest days were the ones that prepared her the most for success.
"I think my childhood made me everything I am today," said Dolly, who grew up in extreme poverty. "I would trade nothing for being brought up in the Great Smoky Mountains. I've never been ashamed of my people no matter how poor or dirty we might have been. I've always loved being from where I am, and having the folks that I've had."
The movie, according to the official synopsis, is "neither a biopic nor a musical about Dolly's whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family's life around the time she was 9 years old."
Coat of Many Colors airs Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.