Dolly Parton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, and
philanthropist, best known for her work in country music.
She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner's weekly television program.
She is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum,
and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for
a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career
charted singles over the past 40 years.
All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career
have topped 100 million worldwide.
Dolly Rebecca Parton
January 19, 1946 ( age
Sevier County, Tennessee, U.S.
Country, country pop, pop, bluegrass, gospel
Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, author, musician, business executive
Carl Thomas Dean
(businessman; married on May 30th, 1966)
Robert Lee Parton
(tobacco farmer; born in 1921)
Avie Lee Parton (née Owens)
Rachel Parton (aka Rachel Dennison; actress; born in 1959)
Stella Parton (actress; born on May 4th, 1943)
Randy Parton (musician)
Floyd Parton (musician)
high school in Sevier County, Tennessee (graduated in 1964)
Bet Known Singles
I Will Always Love You
Coat Of Many Colors
9 To 5
My Tennessee Mountain Home
Billy Ray Cyrus
Ricky Van Shelton
Dolly Parton Trivia
• In 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
• She is one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards,
Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards (aka an EGOT)
9 to 5 (1980)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Wild Texas Wind (1991)
Straight Talk (1992)
Unlikely Angel (1996)
Blue Valley Songbird (1999)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Joyful Noise (2012)
Dolly Parton Quotes:
"I have little feet because nothing grows in the shade."
"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."
"I had to get rich so I could afford to sing like I was poor again."
"There are plenty of charities for the homeless. Isn't it time somebody helped the homely?"
"I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I'm not dumb. I also know I'm not blonde."
"I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, cinderella, and the local hooker!"
"It takes a lot of money to make a person look this cheap!"
"I like to buy clothes that are two sizes too small and then take them in a little."
"If I see something sagging, bagging, and dragging, I'm going to nip it, suck it and tuck it. Why
should I look like an old barn yard dog if I don't have to?"
"It takes a lot of money to look this cheap."
Dolly Parton Awards:
1978 Best Female Country Vocal Performance Here You Come Again
1981 Best Female Country Vocal Performance "9 To 5"
1981 Best Country Song "9 To 5"
1987 Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Trio w/Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt
2001 Best Bluegrass Album The Grass Is Blue
2002 Best Female Country Vocal Performance "Shine"
1977 Entertainer of the Year
1980 Female Vocalist of the Year
1983 Single of the Year "Islands In The Stream" w/Kenny Rogers
1983 Vocal Duet of the Year w/Kenny Rogers
1987 Album of the Year Trio w/Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt
Razzie Awards: Razzie Award - Worst Original Song, RHINESTONE (1985) - for Drinkenstein
1969 Grand Ole Opry Member Inducted
1984 Hollywood Walk Of Fame Inducted
1986 Ms. Magazine Woman Of The Year
1988 Nashville Starwalk Inducted
1988 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Grand Marshall
1988 East Tennessee Hall of Fame for the Performing Arts Inducted
1989 Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Citizen Of The Year
1990 Carson-Newman College Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree
1994 Soul Train Awards Best R&B Song (writer) "I Will Always Love You"
1999 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inducted
2000 Association Of American Publishers AAP Honors
2001 National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame Inducted
2001 Good Housekeeping Seal Of Approval
2001 European CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year
2002 American Association of School Administrators Galaxy Award
2002 National State Teachers Of The Year Chasing Rainbows Award
2003 Governor's Awards For The Arts Lifetime Achievement Award
2003 Parents As Teachers National Center Child & Family Advocacy Award
2003 Country Weekly Fan Favorite Awards Career Achievement Award
2003 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partnership Award
2003 Junior Achievement of East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame Inducted
2003 International Country Gospel Music Association Single of The Year "Hello God"
2003 TV Land Awards Most Memorable Female Guest Appearance As Herself Designing Women
2004 NashvilleREAD Person Of The Year
2004 U.S. Library Of Congress Living Legend Award