The TV movie is based on Parton’s autobiographical song of the same name.
‘Coat of Many Colours’ the NBC TV movie based on Dolly Parton’s song of the same name, brought 12.8 million viewers to the network on Thursday evening, according to early figures. Parton herself only appeared at the beginning of the film, singing the title song, but signer Jennifer Nettles drew praise from critics for her portrayal of the country star’s mother.
Dolly Parton brought her 'Coat Of Many Colors' to NBC on Thursday.
The two-hour special was the most-watched film on the ‘big four’ broadcast networks in the US in nearly four years. It also marked a four-year high in the key demographic of adult viewers aged between 18 and 49.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton's 'Coat Of Many Colors' Brings In High Ratings For NBC
Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles Once Collaborated With Country Star Jennifer Nettles To Write A Musical Called Lesbians.
The Brave hitmaker has earned rave reviews for her work on new musical Waitress, which she wrote the music and lyrics for.
During a concert at New York City's City Center on Thursday night (06Nov15) featuring songs from the show, Bareilles revealed Waitress is actually the second musical she's written - but the first one didn't quite find the same success as her current show.
Telling the audience she and the Sugarland star came up with the idea while on tour together a few years ago, Bareilles said, "We started writing a musical together called Lesbians! And we wrote five songs."
Continue reading: Sara Bareilles And Jennifer Nettles Wrote Lesbian Musical
Sugarland Star Jennifer Nettles Has Signed A New Deal With Country Music Heavyweights At Big Machine Label Group Just Weeks After Ending Her 11-Year Relationship With Universal.
The Stay singer announced her split from Universal Music Group earlier this month (Aug15), and although she is still signed to the label as a member of Sugarland, Nettles is now part of Big MAChine as a solo artist.
Nettles joins an impressive roster of artists on the Nashville-based record label, including Taylor Swift, Tim MCGraw, Reba MCEntire, Rascal Flatts, Steven Tyler and Florida Georgia Line, among others.
It's not clear when Nettles' first Big MAChine release will be available, but she has been keeping busy with her burgeoning acting career. The singer recently wrapped her Broadway debut in musical Chicago and has been cast to play Dolly Parton's mother in TV biopic Coat of Many Colors.
Dolly Parton’s song ‘Coat of Many Colors’ is being adapted into a movie of the same name by NBC. The upcoming film will reportedly have a strong anti-bullying message.
Dolly Parton’s songs have been covered numerous times by a variety of different artists but now her lyrics are inspiring other parts of the entertainment industry, including film and television makers. Parton’s 1971 single, ‘Coat of Many Colors’, is acting as the basis for an upcoming film of the same name. The movie will be shown on NBC over the holiday period and promises to be a heart-warming family tale with a strong anti-bullying message.
Dolly Parton performing at Glastonbury in June 2014.
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Sugarland Star Jennifer Nettles Is Set To Star In Fellow Country Singer Dolly Parton's Upcoming Tv Movie Coat Of Many Colors - As The Legend's Mum.
The 9 to 5 hitmaker signed a development deal with bosses at U.S. network NBC to executive produce a number of stand alone movies based on her life and music, and the first project is based on Parton's 1971 autobiographical song.
The film will chronicle Parton's struggles as the child of a poverty-stricken family.
Nettles, who recently finished a stint in Broadway's Chicago, has been cast as Parton's mum, while former child star Ricky Schroder will portray the singer's dad, and veteran actor Gerald MCRaney will take on the role as Dolly's grandfather.
Continue reading: Jennifer Nettles Joins Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors
Jennifer Nettles - Opening night of the Broadway musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre - Arrivals. at Richard Rodgers Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 6th August 2015
Sugarland Star Jennifer Nettles Has Parted Ways With Her Record Company After 11 Years.
The singer signed to Universal Music Group's Mercury Records in 2004 as part of Sugarland, when the band was a trio.
She also enjoyed solo success with the company.
In announcing her decision to move on in a statement to Billboard.com, Nettles says, "I want to thank Universal Nashville for 11 wonderful years. This change is the first step on a path I've been wanting to take. I am so excited about the next part of my journey and I invite my fans to stay tuned."
Continue reading: Jennifer Nettles Ends Long Relationship With Universal
Singer/actress Brandy's Broadway Career Has Been Given A Huge Boost After Theatre Bosses Decided To Extend Her Run In Hit Musical Chicago By Another Six Weeks.
The Boy Is Mine hitmaker made her debut as sexy murderess Roxie Hart on the Great White Way in late April (15) and had been due to wrap up her eight-week stint on 21 June (15), but show producers have since asked the star to stay on through the summer.
Brandy announced the news via her Facebook.com account on Monday (01Jun15), when she shared a photo of herself in costume onstage, holding up a sign which reads, "Brandy extends!".
In the accompanying caption, she quoted a song from the musical Dreamgirls and wrote, "I'm staying, I'm staaaaaayyiiinnng...and you, and you, AND YOU, you're GONNA LoOoovvvveeeeeeeeEEEEEE MEEEEEEEE!!!! I'm so thankful to be extending in @chicagomusical until Aug 2 (sic)!!!!"
Continue reading: Brandy A Big Hit On Broadway As Chicago Run Is Extended Until August
Sugarland Star Kristian Bush Has Broken His Silence About The Long Drawn-out Legal Battle Following A 2011 Indiana State Fair Disaster Which Cost Seven Fans Their Lives, Insisting He And Bandmate Jennifer Nettles Became Famous For "A Terrible Thing".
The duo was caught up in a lawsuit filed by the families of the victims, who died when scaffolding collapsed as a sudden storm swept through the site minutes before Sugarland were set to hit the stage.
The matter has just been settled with the defendants splitting a $39 million (GB26 million) pay-out, and now Bush can talk about the tragedy for the first time.
He tells Rolling Stone, "I wasn't able to contact anyone who got hurt. We were famous for a terrible thing, and we couldn't talk about it."
Continue reading: Sugarland Star: 'We Became Famous For A Terrible Thing'
Carrie Underwood is expecting her first child in the New Year and the singer looked beautiful whilst appearing at the taping of the 2014 Country Music Awards Christmas Special.
Carrie Underwood looked radiant whilst performing at the 2014 Country Music Association Christmas Special. The performance was taped on Friday (7th November) and is set to be broadcast over the holiday season.
Carrie Underwood performing on the CMA Christmas Special.
Country star Jennifer Nettles had every reason to smile at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (06Nov13) - her 11-month-old son had just taken his first steps.
Little Magnus, who was born in December (12), opted to thrill his mum just before she started getting ready for the big awards show, where she sang Island in the Stream with Kenny Rogers as part of a tribute to the music veteran.
She tells news show Extra, "He just took his first two steps in the hotel room before I started getting ready. I was enticing him with yoghurt bites. He took two Frankenstein steps and sat down, so exciting!"
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