Brad Paisley’s wife is a part of it.
The Netflix series is called “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.” It’s an eight part series and each episode represents one of Dolly’s songs.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Julianne Hough will play the leads in the “Jolene” episode.
Williams-Paisley not only previously co-starred on the show Nashville, but she is also the wife of country star Brad Paisley. In the eight-episode Parton production, she’ll portray the role of Emily, “a devoted wife and mother who starts a new chapter of her life as the president of the Coventry’s Women’s League,” according to Deadline.
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: Jolene will chronicle the backstory behind some of Parton’s most beloved songs. At the beginning of each episode, Parton herself will present an introduction of sorts to the story behind the song, giving viewers a true look at just what a song can hold when done right.
I wonder who will star in the “9 to 5” episode?
The series will make its debut sometime in 2019.
Jolene is just a small part of what has been quite a year for Parton. In addition to the new show, she will also release her movie Dumplin’ in select theaters and on Netflix on Dec. 7. The soundtrack for the movie features the music of not only Parton, but Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss and Elle King.
~ chris lukas