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Coat of Many Colors

The Coat of Many Colors: Dolly Parton's classic song inspires children's book

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Dolly Parton first released her song “Coat of Many Colors” in 1971, and in the tune she poignantly details how her impoverished mother sewed rags together to give a young Parton a multi-colored coat.

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NBC announces second Dolly Parton special, Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

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There’s no stopping Dolly Parton. NBC’s special about the country icon’s early life, Coat of Many Colors, was so successful that the company announced Wednesday they will produce a sequel, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, for release this holiday season.

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Coat of Many Colors: EW review

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NBC has billed this holiday special as the “true story” behind “Coat of Many Colors,” the country hit Dolly Parton wrote about the jacket her mother stitched together for her from a basket of rags. Though, as any true Parton fan knows, trying to fact-check her life story is like searching for the cherry tree that George Washington chopped down.

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Dolly Parton 'cried her eyes out' watching Coat of Many Colors, the TV movie based on her life

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This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.COM.

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A handcrafted piece of outerwear changes a young Dolly Parton's life in new Coat of Many Colors trailer

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Everyone has one item from their childhood that ties them to their earliest memories of more carefree days. For Dolly Parton, that memento is a patchwork jacket handmade by her mother.

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