Dolly Parton has been spending a while within the recording studio, and getting a little bit assist from Jennifer Aniston.
The nation music queen was tapped to re-record a few of her most iconic hits — together with her groundbreaking 1973 traditional, “Jolene” — for the soundtrack to Netflix’s upcoming musical comedy, Dumplin’, and ET has a primary have a look at a brand new CMT particular that takes followers behind the scenes of Parton’s time within the studio.
Within the movie, primarily based on the guide of the identical identify, Aniston performs a Rosie Dickson, a former magnificence pageant queen whose plus-sized daughter, Willowdean (performed by Danielle Macdonald), indicators up for a magnificence contest amid a battle with body-image and shallowness.
Writer Julie Murphy, who penned the novel, has mentioned up to now that her story was impressed by a few of Parton’s songs. So, when Aniston determined to function a producer on the variation, considered one of her first calls was to the “9 to five” songstress, asking her to be part of the challenge.
“I acquired a name sayin’ Jennifer Aniston had taken the guide and was gonna make it right into a film,” Parton defined in a sit-down interview for the particular. “I mentioned, ‘I might like to do the music!'”
So Parton got here on board to file some new renditions of her most beloved hits for the soundtrack — in addition to a number of new tunes, together with, “Push and Pull,” which options Aniston singing backup vocals.
“I’ve to say, I acquired to know her [and] she’s such a professional! So candy,” Parton shared, including that her husband, Carl Deal, “completely loves” the Mom’s Day actress.
“He was extra excited simply [about] me working along with her then I used to be after I acquired the entire soundtrack [job],” Parton added with fun.
Parton’s candid interview and recording periods — that includes a few of her closest musical buddies like Elle King and Miranda Lambert — are a part of the upcoming TV particular Dolly & Mates: Making of a Soundtrack, which airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.
Dumplin’ debuts Dec. 7 on Netflix.