Dolly Parton facts
Dolly Parton in 1983
|Born||January 19, 1946
Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
|Genres||Country, bluegrass, folk, pop|
|Instruments||Singing, guitar, banjo, autoharp, piano|
|Labels||Dolly Records, Goldband Records, Mercury, Somerset, Monument, RCA, Warner Bros., Columbia, Rising Tide, Decca, Asylum, Sugar Hill Records|
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, and actress. She has become one of the most successful female country artists in history, with 25 number-one singles (a record for a female country artist) and 41 top-10 country albums (a record for any country artist).
Her 1967 song "Dumb Blonde" was heard by country singer Porter Wagoner, and he asked Parton to be a part of his television show. Her single "Jolene" reached number one in 1974, becoming a solo artist, though still performed and recorded with Wagoner.
Dolly Parton in Australia, November 2011
Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush, with the Kennedy Center honorees in the Blue Room of the White House during a 2006 reception. From left: singer-songwriter William "Smokey" Robinson; composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; Dolly Parton; film director Steven Spielberg; and conductor Zubin Mehta
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