Nettles joins Parton flick
Thursday, August 13, 2015
– Jennifer Nettles will join the cast of NBC's upcoming TV movie about Dolly Parton, "Coat of Many Colors," it was announced this week.
Parton will play young Dolly's mother, Avie. This is not the first time Nettles has entered the acting profession. She was on Broadway in the musical "Chicago."
Nettles will be joined by Ricky Schroeder, who plays opposite Nettles as Parton's father, Lee. The movie depicts Parton's 1950's childhood in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Nettles, who is one-half of Sugarland, recently announced that she is leaving Mercury Nashville after releasing her first solo disc, "That Girl," with the label in 2014. She also released a new single, "Sugar," in late July.
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