Dolly Rebecca Parton famous as Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. She is the best known for her work in country music.
The 72 years’ singer Dolly Parton has won the hearts of country music and pop fans for several decades. She also appeared in an array of several screen projects. Well to know all about her personal as well as professional life, have a look till the end.
Dolly Parton was born on 19th January 1946, in a remote area in rural Sevier County, Tennessee. She was born to Avie Lee Owens and Robert Lee Parton as a fourth child of her twelve siblings. She is of American nationality and of mixed ethnicity.
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Parton grew up alongside her siblings in a one-room cabin in Appalachia, Tennesse. The money was always a problem for her family. As her father was involved in construction working and her mother was a homemaker. At an early age, she learned music from mother and started to sing at church.
At the age of 10, Parton began performing professionally and appeared on local radio and television shows. Later in 1964, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her career in music.
Dolly Parton has a secret tattoo covering from her breast down to her arms. While giving an interview she shared that,
I do have a few little tattoos, but they were mostly done to cover scars because I’m so fair.
As per her, it was made to cover up the scars which she had after several breast augmentation. She didn’t officiate much about her tattoo but she said that all of her tattoos are for her husband.
Parton married Carl Thomas Dean in 1966, in Ringgold, Georgia. The couple met at a Nashville laundromat.
While celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2016, the two renewed their vows, she stated, “My husband is not one who wants to be just thrown out there,” she has said about Dean. The couple does not have any children.
Currently, they have perfect bonding. There is no issue of separation between them. Patron is a godmother of Miley Cyrus.
Parton has made collections of several cars in his list which include, Range Rover, Mercedez Benz, Bentley, BMW, and others. As of 2018, her estimated net worth to be above $500 million.
Dolly Parton released her first single partnered with Porter Wagoner, a cover of Tom Paxton’s song ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’ in 1967. Her continuous work with Porter Wagoner helped her land a contract with RCA Records.
Later in 1971, she scored her first number 1 country hit with “Joshua”. The same year, she has many more hit and singles which include, Coat of Many Colours, Burning the Midnight Oil, The Right Combination, and Touch Your Heart.
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Dolly song “Here You Come Again”, became her first million-seller, topping the country album chart and reaching number 20 on the pop chart, and also marked the singer/songwriter’s first Grammy Award, specifically for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. In 1992, her song “I Will Always Love You” was recorded by Whitney Houston for the film The Bodyguard. Awards and Film Projects.
Moreover, She is one of the most honored country performers of all the time. Over the past 40 years, she bagged Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards nominations, ten Country Music. Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, and three American Music Awards.
To date, Parton appeared on an array of screen projects which include, Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk (1992), Unlikely Angel (1996), Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) and Joyful Noise (2012).
Parton also involved in humanitarian works and founded the Dollywood Foundation in 1996. With the vision of improving literacy among children, she established Dolly’s Imagination Library which donates more than 10 million books to children annually. Moreover, she also worked towards other causes like the American Red Cross and HIV-AIDS.