Dolly Parton is already receiving accolades for her latest work on the soundtrack for the feature film, “Dumplin” starring Jennifer Aniston. The country icon’s new song, “Girl in the Movies,” earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.
“Girl in the Movies” was one of six original songs Dolly wrote for the soundtrack, along with re-recording six of her classic hits, including “Jolene.”
The new tune will face off against stiff competition. Others nominated in the category included “All the Stars” (Black Panther), “Requiem for a Private War” (A Private War), “Revelation” (Boy Erased) and “Shallow” (A Star Is Born).
This isn’t Dolly’s first brush with Golden Globes recognition, she was nominated five previous times for music and acting. Dolly was nominated in 1981 for Best Original Song for “9 to 5,” New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture and Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical Comedy both for “9 to 5.” In 1983 she nabbed a nod for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” and Best Original Song in 2006 for “Travelin’ Thru.”
The soundtrack, produced by Linda Perry, includes Sia, Elle King, Mavis Staples, Miranda Lambert, Willa Amai, Rhonda Vincent, Alison Krauss, Macy Gray, and Dorothy. “Dumplin’” stars Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston make cameo appearances on the soundtrack.
Screenwriter Kristin Hahn wrote the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel “Dumplin’” which follows the teenage daughter (Danielle Macdonald) of former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston). The daughter signs up for a similar pageant in Texas as a protest, which helps at “revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.”
Dumplin’ will be available in select theaters and on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 7. The Golden Globes air live on Sunday, January 6, 2019 on NBC.