'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings': Netflix anthology series offers rare insight into country icon's musical journey

'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings': Netflix anthology series offers rare insight into country icon's musical journey

'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings', or simply 'Heartstrings', is an upcoming anthology web television series that is set to premiere on Netflix in August 2019.

It was announced on June 4, 2018, that Netflix had given the producers a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes.

Patrick Sean Smith is set to serve as the showrunner as well as an additional executive producer.

The episodes will be based on her popular songs including hits such as 'Jolene', 'These Old Bones' and 'If I Had Wings'.

All the episodes were set to be written by Jim Strain but 'These Old Bones' will be directed by Joe Lazarov and 'If I Had Wings' would be directed by Timothy Busfield.

On February 11, it was announced that the other four episodes would cover the songs 'Two Doors Down', 'Down from Dover', 'Sugar Hill' and ' Cracker Jack'. The direction of these songs also had a wide spread of directors to showcase the journey of the legendary country songs in an elegant and honest way.

Dolly Parton attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.


Dolly Parton's music accolades include 25 Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA) certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs that reached the No.1 on the Billboard of country music charts. She also was awarded a record for a female artist.

The assemblage of her songs is impeccable in the country music genre.

Parton has 41 career top 10 country albums which are said to be a record for any artist. She also has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years.

She also has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards and seven  Academy of Country Music Awards.

Her song 'Jolene' made a huge impact on her fan base and it gained her much more recognition and fame. 

Each episode of the anthology series covers a different Dolly Parton track specifically showcasing Dolly’s stories and anecdotes behind each of her most beloved shows.

'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings' will feature the story behind the eight songs that will be covered throughout the series.


Her musical journey in country music has touched the lives of many female country artists and her name has gained the title of  'country music legend'.

Dolly's songs had meaning and feel to every word that was sung, her music had an effect of mesmerization with her different tonal quality and voice.

Dolly Parton's fans will be delighted to see the effort and hard work that went into the creation of her amazing songs that are wildly popular even today.

'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings' is out on Netflix in August.


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