Dolly Parton stars in a dramatic role as a Texas Swing band singer caught in a violent, destructive relationship that leads to suspense and murder. Thiola Rayfield (Parton), known to her fans as "T", sings for a hard-working, close-knit band that makes its living on the road playing one bar after another. Then she meets and is swept off her feet by charming club owner Justice (Gary Busey). However, "T" soon discovers that Justice has a dark side. He flies into violent rages, and soon members of the band cannot ignore the obvious signs that Justice has been abusing "T". They try to persuade "T" to leave Justice and go back on the road with the band. Justice won't let her go, setting off a series of plot twists that ultimately lead to murder and a shocking conclusion.
An unforgettable story!
See more »
Did You Know?
No soundtrack was issued, but Dolly Parton
had previously recorded "Farther Along" with Linda Ronstadt
and Emmylou Harris
for their 1987 "Trio" album, she later re-recorded "Speakin' of the Devil" for her 1995 album "Something Special," she and Ray Benson
performed "Leave That Cowboy Alone" in Stars Over Texas Concert
(2003), and they redid it for his 2008 album "Beyond Time." Additionally, her solo demo of "Say It's True" has found its way onto YouTube. See more
Thiola 'Big T' Rayfield
Gimme a chance to get out of this U.S. mailbox.
NBC cut the end of the scene in which Thiola and Justice are leaving the nursing home. It was included in the version that CMT aired. See more
Wild Texas Wind
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton See more