On May 19, country queen Dolly Parton will have a major reason to celebrate when her made-for-television film Coat of Many Colors is honored at the 67th annual Christopher Awards, which will be presented in New York City. These awards were created in 1949, in an effort to honor producers, directors, writers, authors and illustrators whose works feature the "highest values of the human spirit."

Parton will be honored alongside actor Sylvester Stallone, acclaimed comedian Jim Gaffigan, and many others.

Dolly Parton: Executive producer of Coat of Many Colors

In an official press release, Parton shared her excitement. She noted that she loves the Christopher Award slogan, since she is a firm believer of their motto: "Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." She feels that the film, which is a true story that was based on her childhood, sheds a light on many important things in life such as family, hope, understanding, acceptance, kindness, and love.

In addition, the movie tackled the subject matter of bullying, and she is extremely proud of this award.

Most impressive about the film is that it brings the iconic songstress' song, "Coat of Many Colors," to life. She has always claimed the recording as her personal favorite, due to its autobiographical nature. This true story based on Parton's life addresses working through bullying and grief, as well as the riches beyond money that are found in a loving home.

Speaking of award shows, this weekend, on April 3, Parton will be performing a special duet at the 2016 Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards with pop sensation Katy Perry.

Parton to bring her 'Pure & Simple' tour to Tennessee

On Nov. 15, the veteran singer-songwriter will be bringing her "Pure & Simple" tour to her home-state of Tennessee, with a stop at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, which is going to benefit her Imagination Library.

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This tour will mark her first North American concert tour in over 25 years, and it will take her to more than 60 cities across the United States and Canada.