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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton



Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s; Parton's subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales. However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records.

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). 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. She has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations.

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, notably "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", and "9 to 5". She is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. As an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989) and Joyful Noise (2012).



I Believe in You
I Believe in You is the first children's album by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton.
I Believe in You
I Believe in You is a song by musical artist Dolly Parton, released on September 15, 2017.
The Story
The Story is a song by musical artist Dolly Parton, released on February 22, 2017.
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is a 2016 American made-for-television drama film based on a true story by Dolly Parton, written by Pamela K.

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Dolly Parton's sister disgusted by country music's silence on publicist scandal
  –  November 16, 2017
Dolly Parton's sister has attacked the singer for failing to speak out against a former publicist accused of sexual misconduct. Stella Parton admits she is disgusted by PR guru Kirt Webster's former clients, who have yet to comment on allegations of sexual ...
Dolly Parton’s Sister ‘Disgusted’ Over Country Music’s Silence on Sexual Assault
  –  November 16, 2017
Dolly Parton's sister, singer Stella Parton, is opening up about what she says is country music's "unacceptable" lack of response to allegations of sexual assault by a prominent publicist. “I was disgusted that the entire industry — all of the artists ...
Border Crossings: Dolly Parton
  –  November 15, 2017
Dolly Parton releases her first children's album "I Believe In You." She talked with Border Crossings host Larry London about this project and her extensive career via satellite from Tennessee.
When will Dolly Parton speak? Letters to the editor, Nov. 15
  –  November 15, 2017
Reeling from reading about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, I turned on the CMA Awards for a respite. Scantily dressed women in spiked heels hobbled out on the stage to introduce the mostly male nominees, who then ran off with 95 percent of ...
Dolly Parton fires longtime publicist Kirt Webster, speaks out: 'I am hoping that the accusations are not true'
  –  November 15, 2017
Dolly Parton announced Thursday she fired her longtime publicist Kirt Webster after the former PR Powerhouse was accused of sexual assault and harassment by former employees and a former client. The country legend reacted to the news late Thursday on ...
Spread the Love: An Interview With Dolly Parton
  –  November 15, 2017
Dolly Parton is an artist so undeniably known that she needs no introduction. Because she seems like one of those musicians who is so intuitively understood and summed up, it’s difficult to realize how little we know about Parton outside of 9 to 5 ...
Dolly Parton's Christmas Wish
  –  November 15, 2017
Fifty years since her first album was released, the country icon continues to inspire the world with her powerful music, rich spirit, and generosity to her Tennessee mountain home For Dolly Parton, the holidays are a celebration of faith and family—two ...
UT film students to focus on Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
  –  November 15, 2017
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) is the latest topic to be tackled by documentary students at the University of Tennessee. UT’s Land Grant Films is raising funds to produce a feature-length documentary tracing the creation and success of the ...
Why Dolly Parton Donated $1M To A Tennessee Children's Hospital
  –  November 14, 2017
Last month, legendary singer-songwriter Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. The reason? This is where her adult niece received treatment for leukemia as a child. It was during a visit to ...
Dolly Parton talks about the meanings behind her new children's album
  –  November 11, 2017
Dolly Parton has done many things over her storied career, but — remarkably — she’s never released a children’s album. That changed this fall, when the superstar released her first collection just for kids, I Believe in You. The album combines ...
Dolly Parton Was Just a Kid When She First Heard Herself on the Radio
  –  November 10, 2017
Dolly Parton's first chart single, "Dumb Blonde," bowed in 1967, but it was a full decade earlier that a youngster from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee cut her first record. So, where was the future global superstar the first time she heard that song ...
Dollywood's season passes for kids include free copy of Dolly Parton's new album
  –  November 9, 2017
Season passes for Dolly's Tennessee theme park are now on sale. A ticket purchased during the theme park's annual "Smokey Mountain Christmas" event allows unlimited admission to the holiday festival, as well as to Dollywood's entire 2018 season. I Believe ...
Dolly Parton: “It wasn’t meant for me to have kids”
  –  November 9, 2017
Everybody always calls me the “Dolly Mama.” I just love kids. I think God has his plans, and I’ve always said that it wasn’t meant for me to have kids so that everybody’s kids could be mine. If I had real kids of my own, I probably would have ...
Dolly Parton's sister wants artists to speak out against sex abuse
  –  November 9, 2017
Dolly Parton's sister, Stella Parton is urging artists in country music to speak out against sexual harassment in the industry. I am continuing to receive emails concerning the Kirt Webster sex scandal that broke last week in Nashville. If you have ...
Dolly Parton Tells Us About Her First Guitar
  –  November 8, 2017
Ahead of the release of her new album, I Believe In You, we had the chance to ask country music legend Dolly Parton one question and one question only. But what do you ask one of the most honored country performers of all time, whose ultra-successful ...
We Asked Dolly Parton 6 Questions, & Her Responses Are Adorable
  –  November 7, 2017
Amelia Edelman is the senior editor of parenting at SheKnows. She also writes about travel, home, design, health & wellness, work, literature, politics, poetry, and sometimes ghosts. Amelia is a graduate of Vassar College (BA), New Y...
All New Christmas Show Debuts at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures
  –  November 7, 2017
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show continues its inaugural season with a new holiday tale that invites families on a journey that brings together special Christmas memories and magic that shaped ...
Dolly Parton, more leave firm as exec faces assault allegations
  –  November 2, 2017
Prominent country music publicist Kirt Webster has stepped down from his firm amid sexual assault allegations — and now, his high-profile clients are doing the same. Webster PR previously housed some of the biggest names in country music, including Dolly ...
Dolly Parton Exits Embattled Nashville PR Firm’s Roster, Along With Dozens of Other Stars
  –  November 2, 2017
Webster PR, the Nashville firm with the biggest client roster in country music, continues to experience mass defections in the face of sexual harassment charges being publicly lobbed against the company’s president and CEO, Kirt Webster, including ...
Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers among stars dropping PR agency after sexual assault allegation
  –  November 2, 2017
Several artists, including Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, have apparently dropped Webster Public Relations as their agency after the company’s founder Kirt Webster was accused by a former artist of sexual assault. Artists such as Dolly Parton, Kenny ...
Dolly Parton: Surprising Things You Probably Never Knew About This Legendary Singer and Hollywood Star
  –  November 1, 2017
America’s sweetheart, Dolly Parton, has been a country music icon since her first album, Hello, I’m Dolly, debuted in 1967. She’s loved for her catchy lyricism, off-the-cuff personality, and iconic voice. There are certain things, however, not ...
You'll Barely Recognize Ellie Goulding in Her Downright Perfect Dolly Parton Costume
  –  November 1, 2017
Ellie Goulding pulled out all the stops for her Dolly Parton costume on Saturday night. The British songstress shared a photo of her spot-on look via Instagram, writing, "I love you Dolly!" before hitting the red carpet for amfAR's Fabulous Fund Fair in NYC.
‘Today Show’ Halloween: Matt Lauer As Dolly Parton & More
  –  October 31, 2017
The anchors of ‘The Today Show’ kept it country for their big Halloween costume debut! Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and the crew paid tribute to country’s biggest stars, with the help of Blake Shelton, Billy Ray Cyrus and more! Hoda Kotb came out of ...
Video & photos: Flaming Lips, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton and more perform at Kenny Rogers' 'All In For The Gambler' farewell concert
  –  October 28, 2017
Kenny Rogers, left, and Dolly Parton share a few stories at "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. AP photo Kenny Rogers, from left, and wife Wanda Miller ...
Watch Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Perform Together for the Last Time
  –  October 27, 2017
The legendary Kenny Rogers has officially retired from the music world, and he said farewell with a massive concert in his honor at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday night. More than 20 different artists took the stage to celebrate Rogers ...
Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton drop the mic on his final performance
  –  October 26, 2017
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers closed “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night the way their fans love to see them — side by side. “How about me and you go out like rock stars?”


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