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Dolly Parton once told this writer that she didn’t want to do an A&E Biography about her life because the story has been told so many times and so many ways, but they had been asking her for years. That was almost twenty years ago, but she’s finally had a change of heart. She’s finally allowing them tell her story.

The biography starts from her childhood spent in poverty to her early days in Nashville, Tennessee, through her recent 50th-anniversary celebration at The Grand Ole Opry.

Parton says in the promo, “I wanted to be seen, I wanted to be recognized, I wanted to be a star. I know I look artificial, but I might surprise you. I’m totally real inside.”

The two-hour special interviews Dolly herself as well as Chris Stapleton, Kylie Minogue, Lily Tomlin and other friends.

Biography: Dolly premieres on Sunday April 12 at 8 p.m. EST.