In 2003, Shania Twain received the honor of a lifetime when she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. During her visit to the Chicago studio, the Canadian-born country music superstar was able to share the stage with the artist she dreamed to be when she was growing up.
Twain made a cameo on the Dolly Parton tribute album, Just Because I’m a Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton, lending her vocals to “Coat Of Many Colors,” an autobiographical tune about Parton’s upbringing. Twain humbly introduced her idol to the stage.
“Well everyone. This is definitely a life long dream of mine, and what more can I say than this is my hero — musical and personal hero of all time. Beautiful person inside and out, and the person I always wanted to grow up to be. Please everybody. Dolly!”
The two proceeded to sing Parton’s 1971 song that indicates a true “rags to riches” life for the iconic country music singer-songwriter. “Coat Of Many Colors” went on to become the subject of a television movie in 2015, starring fellow country singer Jennifer Nettles and featuring Parton’s sister, Stella Parton, in a supporting role.
Watch Shania Twain duet with her hero, Dolly Parton, below.