Dolly Parton is taking over NBC this week, with her upcoming TV movie Coat of Many Colors, and on Tuesday night (Dec. 9) she kicked off her run of the network with an appearance on The Voice. In addition to dishing out experience and advice to the top nine semi-finalists, the country music legend also took to the stage to perform her film's title hit, 1971's "Coat of Many Colors."
Before she performed "Coat of Many Colors," Parton met with the top nine semi-finalists to dish out some of her experience from her five decades in the music industry (she emphasized the Carson Daly later that she doesn't give advice, just tells her experiences). She talked about songwriting, homesickness and the art of performance, which The Voice contestants grilled her about.
Then, in the middle of high-stakes results (where the field was narrowed down from nine singers to just four), Parton took to the stage to show The Voice how it's really done.
With a sparkling multi-colored guitar that matches the very coat she sings about strapped around her, Parton simply sat on a stool and delivered what she has called the favorite song she's ever written, and it was incredibly effective.
Parton wasn't just on the voice to share words of wisdom with the contestants and offer up one of her old hits - she was also promoting the upcoming release of her new made-for-TV movie Coat of Many Colors. The film, which details Parton's life growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee in deep poverty, will air on NBC on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m.
The faith-based film stars Ricky Schroeder, Jennifer Nettles and Alyvia Alyn Lind as a young Dolly Parton.