First Lady of Country Music Dolly Parton will take part in Friday's Late Late Show Country Music Christmas Special with Daniel O'Donnell, Nathan Carter, Philomena Begley and Cliona Hagan also among the stellar guests.

Parton will be speaking about the profound influence of her parents on her music, and the highs and lows of her illustrious career.

The legendary singer will also discuss writing classics including I Will Always Love You, and her enduring friendship with Irish country star Margo. 

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Margo herself will be in studio, as will her brother Daniel O'Donnell, for a chat with Ryan Tubridy and some special musical performances are sure to have viewers at home up on their feet. 

Una Healy, Cliona Hagan and Claudia Buckley will come together with a special tribute performance of a number of Dolly Parton's greatest hits, while Nathan Carter, The Three Amigos, Trudi Lalor, Barry Kirwan, and Mike Denver will also be belting out some epic tunes.

The Late Late Show Country Music Christmas Special, Friday December 11, RTÉ One, 9.35pm

To whet your appetite ahead of Friday's show, take a look back at Dolly Parton on the Late Late Show in 2002.

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The Late Late Show Country Music Christmas Special, Friday December 11, RTÉ One, 9.35pm.

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