Dolly Parton Brings Her Popular Songs To Life In New Netflix Series ‘Heartstrings’
Dolly Parton will share the origin stories for some of her most popular songs in a new Netflix series "Heartstrings" debuting November 22nd.
Some of Dolly Parton’s most popular songs are coming to life in a new Netflix series. “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” debuts on the popular streaming service Friday, November 22nd. Each episode will give the backstory behind eight of the legendary singer’s songs, including “Jolene.” Parton, who is the executive producer of the series, will also appear in “Heartstrings.”
Dolly’s Netflix Series
Dolly fans are in for a real treat as each of these songs is brought to life by a star studded cast. Each episode is much more than a music video. The country music icon is excited to bring these stories to her fans.
“Songs — they’re just stories put to music,” Parton says in the trailer below. “Songs that I’ve written, they’re stories of my life — every triumph, every struggle, every smile, every sorrow. It’s the melody of my memories. It’s the sound of my heartstrings.”
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings Features Her Most Popular Songs
“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” Netflix series consists of eight episodes. Summaries of each the eight episodes are listed below.
Episode One – “These Old Bones.”
“In the 1940s, a determined young lawyer returns to her Smoky Mountain hometown to prove herself professionally when a mysterious mountain woman (Kathleen Turner), believed by some locals to be a fortune teller, threatens a lumber company’s business.”
Kathleen Turner & Ginnifer Goodwin will star in a "These Old Bones" episode of "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings," her Netflix anthology series. pic.twitter.com/CHP6QJzXCY
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Episode Two will feature “If I Had Wings.”
“After receiving invitations to their long-estranged father’s 70th birthday, three siblings converge on a Mississippi farm, where they test the bonds of blood and issues of faith, all to confront the sins of their father.”
Netflix's 'Heartstrings' trailer reimagines Dolly Parton songs as dramas pic.twitter.com/6JQMl2IODn
— victor diaz (@NoloNafissa) November 6, 2019
Episode Three- “J.J. Snead”
“In the 1880s, a feisty young woman trapped in a mundane existence dream of more, until a seductive outlaw pulls her into the adventure of a lifetime.”
Episode Four – “Jolene”
“The title character (Julianne Hough), a flirtatious free spirit, wants to escape her hometown of Coventry, Georgia, and become a singer-songwriter.” Dolly appears in this episode as Babe, Jolene’s mentor and owner of the honky tonk bar.
"Jolene" will be the first song adapted for an episode of “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” anthology series. It will star @juliannehough as Jolene & Dolly Parton as Babe, a sparkly force of nature and Jolene’s surrogate mother. pic.twitter.com/Uy8dlkKRzc
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Episode Five – “Cracker Jack”
“Two stories — one past, one present — about the power of unconditional love between a girl and her dog. That same girl, now grown, questions what her life means and who she can truly count on when faced with her greatest fear.”
Episode Six – “Sugar Hill”
“A married couple in their twilight embark on a road trip back to the place where they first fell in love, revisiting the history of their love story along the way.” RELATED: Here’s the Recipe for Dollywood’s ‘Must Eat’ Buttery Cinnamon Bread
"I'd always dreamed of having my songs done as movies" – @dollyparton shares the excitement of bringing her beloved musical hits to life in her @netflix anthology series #Heartstrings pic.twitter.com/4UcEikzm8E
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) October 30, 2019
Episode Seven – “Down From Dover”
“After being shunned by her pious widowed father, a pregnant teenager finds support at a home for unwed mothers, where she hopes for the safe return of the young man she loves from the Vietnam War.”
Episode Eight – Two Doors Down
“A family’s lifetime of secrets come bursting out during a chaotic and comedic New Year’s Eve wedding weekend. Will they make it to witness the “I do”s without killing one another?”
More on Dolly’s personal story: Dolly Parton Reveals Why She And Carl Dean Never Had Children