Dolly Parton facts

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton in 1983
Background information
Born January 19, 1946 (1946-01-19) (age 72)
Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country, bluegrass, folk, pop
Instruments Singing, guitar, banjo, autoharp, piano
Years active 1954–present
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.

In the fifty-four years since her debut, Parton has become one of the most famous country artists in the world.


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