Dolly Parton and Sia’s musical collaboration “Here I Am” from the Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is trending No. 1 on iTunes Top U.S. Country Songs and continues to rise on the All Genre Chart (No. 8 at press release service time). The track is available for download and streaming HERE.
Parton, who is an acclaimed songwriter/storyteller and one of the most honored female country performers of all time, contributed newly-recorded collaborations of some of her most popular songs in addition to six new compositions co-written by Parton and Grammy nominee Linda Perry. Produced by Perry and Executive Produced by Parton, the soundtrack will be released worldwide on Nov. 30 on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville (Sony Music).
“Here I Am” is the debut track released from the star-packed soundtrack. This self-penned song was originally recorded by Parton and included on her Coat of Many Colors album (October 1971). The brand-new recording captures Parton and Sia’s striking vocal re-imagining of the classic album cut.
The soundtrack’s partial list of exceptional guest vocalists also includes Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King,Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Danielle Macdonald, and Jennifer Aniston.
“Dumplin’” is the story of the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
“Dumplin’” stars Macdonald (Bird Box, Patti Cake$) and Aniston (Upcoming Murder Mystery, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me), in addition to Odeya Rush (Lady Bird, Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants), and Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost). “Dumplin’” is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal,27 Dresses).
Screenwriter Kristin Hahn wrote the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name. Producers include A Cota Films and 50 Degrees Entertainment Presentation – Michael Costigan(American Gangster, A Bigger Splash, Brokeback Mountain, Ghost in the Shell), Hahn (The Switch, Cake), Mohamed AlRafi (Above Suspicion, Lying and Stealing), and Trish Hofmann (Gringo, Get On Up). Executive producers are Aniston and Danny Nozell.
Netflix has acquired the film, which will be released later this year in the U.S. and select international territories, and in select theaters in the U.S.