Dolly Parton Sings 'I Will Always Love You' As NBC Reveals 'Coat of Many Colors' Biopic

In Jan. 2015, NBC announced plans for a series of TV movies based on Dolly Parton's career and life. Today (May 12) the network shared details on the first of the bunch -- it's called Coat of Many Colors, and it's going to focus on the country icon's early years.

In the midst of the announcement, Parton herself took to the stage to perform "Coat of Many Colors" and "I Will Always Love You" (the latter being one of her best-known hits, even if Whitney Houston's version is more famous) at NBC's Upfronts presentation. Watch Dolly singing "I Will Always Love You" above.

For now, that's about all the details we have. No premiere date has been set and the cast has not been named, though NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has noted Parton will produce the series and could even see time on screen. Deadline reports that Pamela K. Long is writing the script. 

Greenblatt previously worked with Parton in executive producing the Broadway adaptation of 9 to 5: The Musical, which she wrote the music and lyrics for. 

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Parton began her career at age 13 on the radio before being a featured singer on The Porter Wagoner Show, as a frequent duet partner with its namesake. Coat of Many Colors and its titular song marked Parton's breakout as a solo star in 1971. The title comes from a coat Parton's mother knitted her out of rags when she was a child. 

For now, you can enjoy Drunk History's take on the Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner tale: