When Spotify asked McGraw what his most-streamed song was in all of 2015, he admitted Janson’s breakout hit was his jam. “’Buy Me a Boat’ is the song I listened to more than any other,” McGraw says. “It’s one of those songs that just made you feel like summer, and made you feel energetic and fun.”
The wait is over. Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors premieres Thursday (Dec. 10) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
The TV movie is based on Parton’s 1971 hit, “Coat of Many Colors,” which she says is her favorite song she’s ever written. It tells the true story of the famous quilted coat Parton’s mother made for her during a devastating time in their family’s journey.
Jennifer Nettles plays Parton’s mother Avie Lee Parton, while Ricky Schroder plays her dad, Robert Lee Parton. Darling little Alyvia Alyn Lind stars as young Dolly and recalls auditioning in front of Parton.
“She told me, ‘I loved your little eyes,” Lind said.
Catch Lind’s beautiful blue eyes and Nettles and Schroder in the trailer for the movie.
“They’re big fans,” Kelley said. “They’ve always been involved in mine and my sister’s lives, whether it was soccer or guitar lessons, chasing a crazy dream in Nashville like this. They were at pretty much every baseball game I ever played, and they’re at a ton of shows.”
And even when they’re unable to be there, they’re still in the loop.
“They watch everything,” he said. “They keep up with everything. They send me articles that I don’t even know are out. And that energy — that positive energy. Those good vibes are awesome.”
“It’s so cool to be so connected with my mom and dad, and their support really helped me get to Nashville and find a safe place here and create a home here,” he said. “I’m forever grateful to my parents and their support. Without them, I wouldn’t be here — 100 percent, no doubt.”