Dolly Parton may be a country music legend, but she has typically stayed silent about her upbringing: until now.
According to Fox News, Parton recently opened up to ET about her difficult child in poverty and how it prepared her for her life today.
“I think my childhood made me everything I am today,” Parton recalled. “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.”
Parton gave the interview to promote the upcoming TV movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” which profiles her upbringing and is named after what she feels is the best of her own songs.
“It’s made me what I am,” Parton added. “It’s that spiritual base; it’s that family; love of family; it’s just that simple life, feeling like part of nature.”
The film’s official synopsis describes it as “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.”
You can find out more about Parton’s childhood on December 10, when “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” premieres on NBC. We can’t wait to see it!