Dolly Parton & Reese Witherspoon Sing ‘Coat of Many Colors’ – Reese Calls It ‘Magical’
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In conjunction with her production company, Hello Sunshine, the Big Little Lies actress just launched a new on demand channel with DirecTV which, according to the website, “features a selection of original series and movies that feature women at the center.”
Witherspoon is hosting one of those shows herself and it is titled Shine On with Reese.
“I had this idea to do a show about women that I really love, admire,” Witherspoon revealed in the show’s previews. Those women include professional athletes, actresses, cooks, singers, humanitarians, and so many more.
The very first episode featured one of the people Witherspoon looks up to most – Dolly Parton. The country icon took Witherspoon, who won an Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, on a tour of her house, including her closet filled with glittered ensembles, drank spiced tea, and chatted about her life as a pioneer for women in country music.
At one point, Parton showed Witherspoon her famous guitar that is styled after the coat of many colors her mama gave to her when she was a young child. She often plays the song she wrote about that coat, “Coat of Many Colors,” on this particular instrument.
Parton began singing her iconic 1971 hit, and Witherspoon joined in, perfectly matching the country legend’s pitch. It’s no surprise that Witherspoon can hold her own in the singing department, seeing as she did all of her own singing in Walk The Line.
“That was so magical, I’m gonna cry,” Witherspoon said after the duet, and immediately freaked out when Parton told her she could hold the guitar!
Watch Witherspoon and Parton’s sweet duet to “Coat of Many Colors” in the video below, and check out the full first episode for free here.