RCA Nashville You can go into the studio with Dolly Parton as she records the soundtrack for the new movie Dumplin’, in a new CMT special that premieres Thursday.

Dolly’s collaborators Miranda LambertAlison KraussMavis StaplesElle KingRhonda Vincent and Macy Gray join her for the hour-long event, as well as her producer and co-writer on the project, Linda Perry.

“I’m excited that folks will be able to see some of the wonderful moments Linda Perry, the amazing vocalists and I shared together behind the scenes of the Dumplin’ soundtrack,” Dolly says.

“Singing with all these female artists was a joy and an honor,” she adds, “and, Linda and I, even though we are so different, we’re almost totally alike on a creative level — we all worked really well together.”

Dolly & Friends: Making of a Soundtrack airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on CMT, before the full album becomes available on Friday.

The Dumplin’ movie, which stars Jennifer Aniston, arrives a week later via Netflix.

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