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Dolly Parton


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Sevierville, Tennessee, U.S. (1955 – present)

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, U.S.) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, producer, entrepreneur, author and actress.

Parton began performing as a child, singing on local radio and television in East Tennessee. At age 12 she was appearing on Knoxville TV, and at 13, she was recording on a small label and appearing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. When she graduated from high school in 1964 she moved to Nashville, taking many traditional elements of folklore and popular music from East Tennessee with her.

Parton’s initial success came as a songwriter, with her songs being covered by Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Jr., Skeeter Davis, and a number of others. She signed with Monument Records in late 1965, where she was initially pitched as a bubblegum pop singer, earning only one national chart single, “Happy, Happy Birthday Baby,” which did not crack the Billboard Top 100. Additional pop singles also failed to chart.

The label agreed to have Parton sing country music after her composition “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” as recorded by Bill Phillips (and with Parton, uncredited, on harmony) went to No. 6 on the country charts in 1966. Her first country single, “Dumb Blonde” (one of the few songs during this era that she recorded but didn’t write), reached No. 24 country 1967, followed later the same year with “Something Fishy,” which went to No. 17. The two songs anchored her first full-length album, Hello I’m Dolly, that same year.


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  • ChristFollower3

    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. -John 14:6

    22 Feb 9:52pm Reply
  • Lucky_star69

    Try ♥

    27 Jan 10:29pm Reply
  • WoW73

    Happy birthday, Dolly!

    19 Jan 12:06pm Reply
  • sheepmachine

    королева кантри ♥

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • perezhivem

    королева кантри.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rhuancesar_

    dona do country

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    Dollys back catalogue is really impressive, but what is even more impressive and is often over looked is her newer marital. After almost 50 albums she can still make a hell of a great song. Her albums since The Grass is Blue (bar the two cover albums) are brilliant and the songs deserve a lot attention.

    14 Jul 2014 Reply
  • CriptonJames

    I love how I feel when I listen her songs! Blue Smoke is great :)

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • lukeaustindavis

    good ^^

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • sheepmachine

    blue smoke is WONDERFUL

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • lovepeaceguitar

    What earthly good does comparison like that do anyone? Just enjoy whatever you like listening to and don't embitter yourself worrying about who's better. Love Dolly and all her contemporaries. [2]

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    Blue Smoke (song) is perfect <3

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Jolene ♥

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • felipebiffe

    Home <3, such a sweet song :3

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • SmurfyNZ

    Loving the new album; best NZ #1 in ages. :) <3

    22 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Bachelor_No2

    Banks of the Ohio <3

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    She makes fun of herself and I like that a lot.

    28 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Bachelor_No2

    One week 'til new album!

    24 Jan 2014 Reply
  • AngeloSwift13

    Happy Birthday Dolly :D

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Bachelor_No2

    v I'd say her best albums, artistically, are My Tennessee Mountain Home, New Harvest...First Gathering, The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow, Halos & Horns and Hungry Again. There're about a billion compilations of the biggest hits but those are what I'd consider to be her absolute best.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
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