Earlier this week, the queen of country music, Dolly Parton, announced that she was releasing a new song with “Chandelier” songstress, Sia, and now you can listen to their gorgeous new collaboration.
Their duet, “Here I Am,” is not a new song, but actually a cover of one of Parton’s tunes from her classic album, Coat of Many Colors.
The song is off the upcoming soundtrack for the film Dumplin’, which will feature more covers of classic Parton songs, as well as some new tunes from the country queen, herself.
Dumplin’ is based on the 2015 YA novel of the same name, follows Willowdean, a plus-sized teen who is full of confidence and spirit, and enters a local beauty pageant to win over the boy she likes and to enrage her mother (Jennifer Aniston), who is a pageant queen, herself. When Willowdean enters the contest she inspires a group of teenage outcasts to find their inner strength and join the pageant too.
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It’s a gloomy Monday where I am, so here’s a picture of me grinning like a fool as Dolly Parton plays me one of her original tracks for the Dumplin’ soundtrack WHILST HOLDING MY HAND BTW. 🤩😍🤯 • • • #dollyparton #juliemurphy #dumplin #dumplinbyjuliemurphy #dumplinmovie #dumplinsoundtrack
Dove Cameron and Maddie Baillio from NBC’s Hairspray Live, and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Ginger Minj will also be starring in the film, along with Georgie Flores and Danielle Macdonald.
In the book Willowdean says “the best moments of her life have started with a Dolly Parton song” and it’s no coincidence that the main character was named after one of Parton’s sisters, Willadeene Parton.
The Dumplin’ soundtrack will be released November 30.