Dolly Parton is helping out an independent family film with a selection of several new, original songs to make up its score.
“First Dogs” is being filmed over the next few weeks in Morgan Hill, Calif., with Dan Aykroyd and Eric Roberts. It stars a little boy who finds a lost dog he believes belongs to the president of the United States and embarks on a cross-country adventure to return the animal home.
No word on Dolly making any appearance in the film but she has written and recorded several new tunes for the film’s soundtrack.
The project was written and directed by Bryan Michael Stoller, and it's not Dolly’s first connection to him. She had earlier composed four songs for and signed on to play the starring role in his film about a woman running an orphanage who befriends an ex-con played by Michael Clarke Duncan.
It had been in development under the titles “A Christmas Rap” about eight years ago and “The Wishing Well” about five years ago, but that project fell through before filming could begin.
Dolly’s holiday classic “Once Upon A Christmas” with Kenny Rogers stuck around for a fourth week this year on the country catalog albums chart last week, dipping one to No. 14 in its 52nd week since its original release.
The album also earned a third week this year on the Canadian country albums chart, rising two to No. 13. Her “Backwoods Barbie” fell off the Canadian country chart after returning for two weeks following her tour dates north of the border, falling from No. 39 the previous week, its 10th.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.