Dolly Parton never fails to inspire. Her recently NBC TV movie "Coat of Many Colors" not only inspires us, now she continues to inspire us through her generous giving. The fourth of twelve siblings and daughter to a poor farmer and construction worker, Parton has always had a deep love for her family.
In a video for Billboard, Parton shared the first Christmas gifts she ever bought her parents as soon as she hit it big in country music: "It was always my wish to do something great for my family," says Parton. "My daddy always drove a truck. I bought my daddy a big blue truck, and he was always so proud of that. He never would trade it in. He kept it. The truck is still very much in the family today. Daddy's gone now, but I still have the truck. It's on some of the property that I bought that daddy used to own."
It doesn't get much driving time anymore, but all the nieces and nephews get to play on it.
As for her mom, "I bought my mama a Cadillac," says Parton. Dolly would trade in the car every few years for her mom, with the final model being a big gold one. "That went back to me when Mama passed on," says Parton. "I wouldn't take nothing for it. My husband drives it a lot. Because it was Mama's car, and I still drive it some, I call it the 'Dolly Mama.' Everybody knows not to mess with the Dolly Mama, because that was such a precious thing. I was always proud that I could do for my family when I started making some money."
In celebration of NBC's TV-movie, "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors," which re-airs December 25 at 9/8c, the superstar is inviting everyone to enter the "Coat of Many Colors" Sweepstakes for a chance to win a tour of her Tennessee Mountain Home, four (4) season passes to Dollywood, one DreamMore Resort prize package (room accommodates 4 guests), complete Imagination Library book set, "Coat of Many Colors" merchandise prize package, $1,000 pre-paid gift card and 4 tickets with a cast meet and greet to Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure.
To enter "Coat of Many Colors" Sweepstakes, visitmovies.dollyparton.com.
Additional ways to enter "Coat of Many Colors" Sweepstakes:
Share Your Story: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit the Website and click the link to share your story describing what Dolly Parton's song and/or movie, "Coat of Many Colors," means to you. Limit one Story Entry per person.
Refer-A-Friend: Earn additional entries into the Sweepstakes after completing the entry form by using the referral link on social media or by emailing the referral link to your friends for them to enter. (Limit: 25 Refer-A-Friend entries per person)
Twitter: Tweet about "Coat of Many Colors" using the hashtag #CoatSweepstakes (Limit: one Twitter Entry per person)
Instagram: Post a photo on Instagram of your favorite memory using the hashtag #CoatSweepstakes. (Limit: one Instagram entry per person)
For official rules and eligibility, visit movies.dollyparton.com.
The TV movie is available to watch now on NBC.com, NBC apps and Set-Top Box On Demand.