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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
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. 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
9 to 5
(1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she earned Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias
(1989), Straight Talk
Straight Talk
(1992) and Joyful Noise (2012).

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Career

2.1 1967–1975: Country music 2.2 1976–1986: Pop transition 2.3 1987–2005: Country and bluegrass period 2.4 2005–present

3 Other work

3.1 Songwriting 3.2 9 to 5: The Musical 3.3 The Dollywood
Dollywood
Company 3.4 Production work

4 Acting career

4.1 Acting breakthrough 4.2 Continued roles 4.3 Recent work

5 Personal life

5.1 Family 5.2 Public image 5.3 Philanthropy

6 Awards and honors 7 Hall of Fame honors 8 Discography 9 Filmography 10 See also 11 References 12 Bibliography 13 Further reading 14 External links

Early life and career[edit] Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, a remote area in rural Sevier County, Tennessee. She is the fourth of twelve children born to Avie Lee Caroline (née Owens; 1923 – 2003) and Robert Lee Parton Sr. (1921 – 2000). Mr. Parton (known as "Lee") was a subsistence farmer and construction worker.[3] Avie Lee was homemaker for their large family. Her 11 pregnancies between 1939 and 1959 made her a mother of 12 by age 35.[4] Dolly Parton's middle name comes from her maternal great-great grandmother, Rebecca (Dunn) Whitted.[5][6] She has described her family as being "dirt poor."[7] Parton's father paid the doctor who helped deliver her with a bag of cornmeal. She outlined her family's poverty in her early songs "Coat of Many Colors" and "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)." They lived in a rustic, one-room cabin in Locust Ridge,[8] just north of the Greenbrier Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, a predominantly Pentecostal area. Music played an important role in her early life. She was brought up in the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee),[9] the church her grandfather, Jake Robert Owens pastored. Her earliest public performances were in the church, beginning at age six. At seven, she started playing a homemade guitar. When she was eight years old, her uncle bought her first real guitar.[10][11] Parton began performing as a child,[12] singing on local radio and television programs in the East Tennessee
East Tennessee
area.[13] By ten, she was appearing on The Cas Walker Show on both WIVK Radio and WBIR-TV
WBIR-TV
in Knoxville, Tennessee. At 13, she was recording (the single "Puppy Love") on a small Louisiana label, Goldband Records,[14] and appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, where she first met Johnny Cash, who encouraged her to follow her own instincts regarding her career.[15] The day after she graduated from high school in 1964, she moved to Nashville.[14] Her initial success came as a songwriter, having signed with Combine Publishing shortly after her arrival;[16] with her frequent songwriting partner, her uncle Bill Owens, she wrote several charting singles during this time, including two top-10 hits: Bill Phillips's 1966 record "Put It Off Until Tomorrow" and Skeeter Davis's 1967 hit "Fuel to the Flame." Her songs were recorded by many other artists during this period, including Kitty Wells
Kitty Wells
and Hank Williams Jr.[17] She signed with Monument Records
Monument Records
in 1965, at age 19; she initially was pitched as a bubblegum pop singer. She released a string of singles, but the only one that charted, "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby," did not crack the Billboard Hot 100. Although she expressed a desire to record country material, Monument resisted, thinking her unique voice with its strong vibrato was not suited to the genre. After her composition, "Put It Off Until Tomorrow," as recorded by Bill Phillips (and with Parton, uncredited, on harmony), went to number six on the country chart in 1966, the label relented and allowed her to record country. Her first country single, "Dumb Blonde" (composed by Curly Putman, one of the few songs during this era that she recorded but did not write), reached number 24 on the country chart in 1967, followed by "Something Fishy," which went to number 17. The two songs appeared on her first full-length album, Hello, I'm Dolly.[18] Career[edit] Her non-musical ventures include Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountains
of Tennessee, and her efforts on behalf of childhood literacy, particularly her Imagination Library, as well as Dolly Parton's Stampede
Dolly Parton's Stampede
and Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show.[19] 1967–1975: Country music[edit] In 1967, musician and country music entertainer Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
invited Parton to join his organization, offering her a regular spot on his weekly syndicated television program The Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
Show, and in his road show. As documented in her 1994 autobiography,[20] initially, much of Wagoner's audience was unhappy that Norma Jean, the performer whom Parton had replaced, had left the show, and was reluctant to accept Parton (sometimes chanting loudly for Norma Jean from the audience).[21] With Wagoner's assistance, however, Parton was eventually accepted. Wagoner convinced his label, RCA Victor, to sign her. RCA decided to protect their investment by releasing her first single as a duet with Wagoner. That song, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", released in late 1967, reached the country top 10 in January 1968, launching a six-year streak of virtually uninterrupted top-10 singles for the pair. Parton's first solo single for RCA Victor, "Just Because I'm a Woman," was released in the summer of 1968 and was a moderate chart hit, reaching number 17. For the remainder of the decade, none of her solo efforts—even "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)," which later became a standard –- was as successful as her duets with Wagoner. The duo was named Vocal Group of the Year in 1968 by the Country Music Association, but Parton's solo records were continually ignored. Wagoner had a significant financial stake in her future; as of 1969, he was her co-producer and owned nearly half of Owe-Par,[22] the publishing company Parton had founded with Bill Owens. By 1970, both Parton and Wagoner had grown frustrated by her lack of solo chart success. Wagoner persuaded Parton to record Jimmie Rodgers's "Mule Skinner Blues," a gimmick that worked. The record shot to number three, followed closely, in February 1971, by her first number-one single, "Joshua." For the next two years, she had numerous solo hits –- including her signature song "Coat of Many Colors" (number four, 1971) – in addition to her duets. Top-20 singles included "The Right Combination" and "Burning the Midnight Oil" (both duets with Wagoner, 1971); "Lost Forever in Your Kiss," (with Wagoner) "Touch Your Woman," (1972) "My Tennessee Mountain Home," and "Travelin' Man" (1973).[23] Although her solo singles and the Wagoner duets were successful, her biggest hit of this period was "Jolene." Released in late 1973, it topped the country chart in February 1974 and reached the lower regions of the Hot 100. (It eventually also charted in the UK, reaching number seven in 1976, representing Parton's first UK success). Parton, who'd always envisioned a solo career, made the decision to leave Wagoner's organization; the pair performed their last duet concert in April 1974, and she stopped appearing on his TV show in mid-1974, although they remained affiliated. He helped produce her records through 1975.[20] The pair continued to release duet albums, their final release being 1975's Say Forever You'll Be Mine.[24] In 1974, her song, "I Will Always Love You," written about her professional break from Wagoner, went to number one on the country chart. Around the same time, Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley's wily manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song recorded by Presley.[25] Parton refused. That decision has been credited with helping to make her many millions of dollars in royalties from the song over the years. Parton had three solo singles reach number one on the country chart in 1974 ("Jolene," "I Will Always Love You," and "Love Is Like a Butterfly,") as well as the duet with Porter Wagoner, "Please Don't Stop Loving Me". She again topped the singles chart in 1975 with "The Bargain Store,"[26] 1976–1986: Pop transition[edit] From 1974 to 1980, she consistently charted in the country Top 10, with eight singles reaching number one. Parton had her own syndicated television variety show, Dolly! (1976–77) During this period, many performers, including Rose Maddox, Kitty Wells, Olivia Newton-John, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
covered her songs. Her siblings Randy and Stella both received recording contracts of their own.[20] During this period, Parton began to embark on a high-profile crossover campaign, attempting to aim her music in a more mainstream direction and increase her visibility outside of the confines of country music. In 1976, she began working closely with Sandy Gallin, who served as her personal manager for the next 25 years. With her 1976 album All I Can Do, which she co-produced with Porter Wagoner, Parton began taking more of an active role in production, and began specifically aiming her music in a more mainstream, pop direction. Her first entirely self-produced effort, New Harvest ... First Gathering, (1977) highlighted her pop sensibilities, both in terms of choice of songs –- the album contained covers of the pop and R&B classics "My Girl" and "Higher and Higher" – and production.[27] Though the album was well received and topped the U.S. country albums chart, neither it nor its single "Light of a Clear Blue Morning" made much of an impression on the pop charts. After New Harvest's disappointing chart performance, Parton turned to high-profile pop producer Gary Klein for her next album. The result, 1977's Here You Come Again, became her first million-seller, topping the country album chart and reaching number 20 on the pop chart. The Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil-penned title track topped the country singles chart, and became Parton's first top-ten single on the pop chart (#3). A second single, the double A-sided "Two Doors Down"/"It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" topped the country chart and crossed over to the pop Top 20. For the remainder of the 1970s and into the early 1980s, many of her subsequent singles moved up on both charts simultaneously. Her albums during this period were developed specifically for pop-crossover success.[28] In 1978, Parton won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her Here You Come Again
Here You Come Again
album. She continued to have hits with "Heartbreaker," (1978) "Baby I'm Burning," (1979) and "You're the Only One," (1979) all of which charted in the pop Top 40 and topped the country chart. "Sweet Summer Lovin'" (1979) became the first Parton single in two years to not top the country chart (though it did reach the Top 10). During this period, her visibility continued to increase, with multiple television appearances. A highly publicized candid interview on a Barbara Walters Special
Barbara Walters Special
in 1977 (timed to coincide with Here You Come Again's release) was followed by appearances in 1978 on Cher's ABC television special, and her own joint special with Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
on CBS, Carol and Dolly in Nashville. Parton served as one of three co-hosts (along with Roy Clark
Roy Clark
and Glen Campbell) on the CBS special Fifty Years of Country Music. In 1979, Parton hosted the NBC special The Seventies: An Explosion of Country Music, performed live at the Ford Theatre
Ford Theatre
in Washington, D.C., and whose audience included President Jimmy Carter. Her commercial success grew in 1980, with three consecutive country chart number-one hits: the Donna Summer-written "Starting Over Again," "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You," and "9 to 5," which topped the country and pop charts in early 1981.[20] She had another Top 10 single that year with "Making Plans," a single released from a 1980 reunion album with Porter Wagoner.[29]

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
holding a baby in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1983

The theme song to the 1980 feature film 9 to 5, in which she starred along with Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
and Lily Tomlin, "9 to 5," not only reached number one on the country chart, but also, in February 1981, reached number one on the pop and the adult-contemporary charts, giving her a triple number-one hit. Parton became one of the few female country singers to have a number-one single on the country and pop charts simultaneously. It also received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Her singles continued to appear consistently in the country Top 10. Between 1981 and 1985, she had 12 Top-10 hits; half of them hit number one. She continued to make inroads on the pop chart as well. A re-recorded version of "I Will Always Love You," from the feature film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) scraped the Top 50 that year and her duet with Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream" (written by the Bee Gees
Bee Gees
and produced by Barry Gibb), spent two weeks at number one in 1983.[20] In the mid-1980s, her record sales were still relatively strong, with "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Downtown," "Tennessee Homesick Blues," (1984) "Real Love" (another duet with Kenny Rogers), "Don't Call It Love," (1985) and "Think About Love" (1986) all reaching the country Top 10. ("Tennessee Homesick Blues" and "Think About Love" reached number one; "Real Love" also reached number one on the country chart and became a modest crossover hit). However, RCA Records did not renew her contract after it expired that year, and she signed with Columbia Records in 1987.[20] 1987–2005: Country and bluegrass period[edit] Along with Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris
and Linda Ronstadt, she released Trio (1987) to critical acclaim. The album revitalized Parton's music career, spending five weeks at number one on Billboard's Country Albums chart, and also reached the top 10 on Billboard's Top-200 Albums chart. It sold several million copies and produced four Top 10 country hits, including Phil Spector's "To Know Him Is to Love Him," which went to number one. Trio won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and was nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year. After a further attempt at pop success with Rainbow, (1987) including the single "The River Unbroken," Parton focused on recording country material. White Limozeen
White Limozeen
(1989) produced two number one hits in "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" and "Yellow Roses." Although Parton's career appeared to be revived, it was actually just a brief revival before contemporary country music came on in the early 1990s and moved most veteran artists off the chart.[20] A duet with Ricky Van Shelton, "Rockin' Years." (1991) reached number one, though Parton's greatest commercial fortune of the decade came when Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
recorded "I Will Always Love You" for the soundtrack of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). Both the single and the album were massively successful. Parton's soundtrack album from the 1992 film, Straight Talk, however, was less successful. But her 1993 album Slow Dancing with the Moon
Slow Dancing with the Moon
won critical acclaim and did well on the charts, reaching number four on the country albums chart, and number 16 on the Billboard 200 album chart. She recorded "The Day I Fall in Love" as a duet with James Ingram
James Ingram
for the feature film Beethoven's 2nd (1993). The songwriters (Ingram, Carole Bayer Sager, and Clif Magness) were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and Parton and Ingram performed the song at the awards telecast. Similar to her earlier collaborative album with Harris and Ronstadt, Parton released Honky Tonk Angels
Honky Tonk Angels
in the fall of 1993 with Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn
and Tammy Wynette.[30] It was certified as a gold album by the Recording Industry Association of America and helped revive both Wynette and Lynn's careers. Also in 1994, Parton contributed the song "You Gotta Be My Baby" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.[31] A live acoustic album, Heartsongs, featuring stripped down versions of some of her hits, as well as some traditional songs, was released in late 1994.[32]

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
accepting Applause Award
Applause Award
for Dollywood, November 2010.

Parton's recorded music during the mid- to late-1990s remained steady and somewhat eclectic. Her 1995 re-recording of "I Will Always Love You" (performed as a duet with Vince Gill), from her album Something Special. won the Country Music Association's Vocal Event of the Year Award. The following year, Treasures, an album of covers of 1960s/70s hits was released, and featured a diverse collection of material, including songs by Mac Davis, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens, and Neil Young. Her recording of Stevens' "Peace Train" was later re-mixed and released as a dance single, reaching Billboard's dance singles chart. Her 1998 country-rock album Hungry Again
Hungry Again
was made up entirely of her own compositions. Although neither of the album's two singles, "(Why Don't More Women Sing) Honky Tonk Songs" and "Salt in my Tears," charted, videos for both songs received significant airplay on CMT. A second and more contemporary collaboration with Harris and Ronstadt, Trio II, was released in early 1999. Its cover of Neil Young's song "After the Gold Rush" won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. Parton also was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame
in 1999.[30] Parton recorded a series of bluegrass-inspired albums, beginning with The Grass Is Blue
The Grass Is Blue
(1999), winning a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Bluegrass Album; and Little Sparrow, (2001) with its cover of Collective Soul's "Shine" winning a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. The third, Halos & Horns (2002) included a bluegrass version of the Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
song "Stairway to Heaven." In 2005, she released Those Were The Days consisting of her interpretations of hits from the folk-rock era of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including "Imagine", "Where Do the Children Play?", "Crimson and Clover", and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"[30] 2005–present[edit] Parton earned her second Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Travelin' Thru," which she wrote specifically for the feature film Transamerica. (2005) Due to the song's (and film's) acceptance of a transgender woman, Parton received death threats.[33] She returned to number one on the country chart later in 2005 by lending her distinctive harmonies to the Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley
ballad, "When I Get Where I'm Goin'."[30] In September 2007, Parton released her first single from her own record company, Dolly Records, titled, "Better Get to Livin'", which eventually peaked at number 48 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. It was followed by the studio album Backwoods Barbie, which was released on February 26, 2008, and reached number two on the country chart. The album's debut at number 17 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart was the highest in her career.[34] Backwoods Barbie
Backwoods Barbie
produced four additional singles, including the title track, written as part of her score for 9 to 5: The Musical, an adaptation of her feature film. After the sudden death of Michael Jackson, whom Parton knew personally, she released a video in which she somberly told of her feelings on Jackson and his death.[35][36] On October 27, 2009, Parton released a four-CD box set, "Dolly," which featured 99 songs and spanned most of her career.[37] She released her second live DVD and album, Live From London in October 2009, which was filmed during her sold-out 2008 concerts at London's The O2 Arena. In 2010, she was said to have been working on a dance-oriented album, Dance with Dolly, but as of June 2015, the album had not been released. [needs update][38] With longtime friend Billy Ray Cyrus, Parton released their album Brother Clyde on August 10, 2010. Parton is featured on "The Right Time," which she co-wrote with Cyrus and Morris Joseph Tancredi. On January 6, 2011, Parton announced that her new album would be titled Better Day. In February 2011, she announced that she would embark on the Better Day World Tour
Better Day World Tour
on July 17, 2011, with shows in northern Europe and the U.S.[39] The album's lead-off single, "Together You and I," was released on May 23, 2011, and Better Day was released on June 28, 2011.[40] In 2011, Parton voiced the character Dolly Gnome in the animated film Gnomeo & Juliet. On February 11, 2012, after the sudden death of Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton stated, "Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, 'Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.'"[41] In 2013, Parton joined Lulu Roman
Lulu Roman
for a recording of "I Will Always Love You" for Roman's album, "At Last."[42] In 2013, Parton and Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
reunited for the title song of his album You Can't Make Old Friends. For their performance, they were nominated at the 2014 Grammy Awards for Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.[43] In 2014, Parton embarked on the Blue Smoke World Tour
Blue Smoke World Tour
in support of her 42nd studio album, Blue Smoke.[44] The album was first released in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
on January 31 to coincide with tour dates there in February, and reached the top 10 in both countries. It was released in the United States on May 13, and debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 chart, making it her first top-10 album and her highest-charting solo album ever; it also reached the number two on the U.S. country chart. The album was released in Europe on June 9, and reached number two on the UK album chart. On June 29, 2014, Parton performed for the first time at the UK Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival
performing songs such as "Jolene," "9 to 5," and "Coat of Many Colors" to a crowd of more than 180,000.[45] On March 6, 2016, Parton announced that she would be embarking on a tour in support of her new album, Pure & Simple. The tour was one of Parton's biggest tours within the United States in more than 25 years.[46] Sixty-four dates were planned in the United States and Canada, visiting the most requested markets missed on previous tours.[47] In the fall of 2016, she also released "Jolene" as a single with the a cappella group Pentatonix[48] and performed on The Voice with Pentatonix
Pentatonix
and Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
in November 2016.[49] Also in 2016, Parton was one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country," a mash-up of the songs, "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "On the Road Again," and her own "I Will Always Love You." The song celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.[50] At the ceremony itself, Parton was honored with the Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
and preceded by a tribute featuring Jennifer Nettles, Pentatonix, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride. In 2017, Parton appeared on Rainbow, the third studio album by Kesha
Kesha
performing a duet of "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You." The track had been written by Kesha's mother Pebe Sebert. It was previously a hit for Parton and was included on her 1980 album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly. She also co-wrote and provided featuring vocals on the song "Rainbowland" on Younger Now, the sixth album by her God-daughter Miley Cyrus. Other work[edit] In 1998, Nashville Business ranked her to be the wealthiest country-music star.[51] As of 2017, her net worth is estimated to be $500 million.[52] She was also on Love Boat in 1977, a short cameo in episode 13 as the boat captain's silent wife. Songwriting[edit] Parton is a prolific songwriter, having begun by writing country-music songs with strong elements of folk music, based upon her upbringing in humble mountain surroundings, and reflecting her family's Christian background. Her songs "Coat of Many Colors," "I Will Always Love You," and "Jolene," among others, have become classics in the music field. On November 4, 2003, Parton was honored as a BMI Icon at the 2003 BMI Country Awards.[53] Parton has earned over 35 BMI Pop and Country Awards throughout her songwriting career.[54] In 2001, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[55] In a 2009 interview on CNN's Larry King, Parton indicated she had written "at least 3,000" songs, having written seriously since the age of seven. Parton went on to say that she writes something every day, be it a song or an idea.[56] Parton's songwriting has been featured prominently in several films. In addition to the title song for 9 to 5, she also recorded a second version of "I Will Always Love You" for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). The second version was a number one country hit and also managed to reach the pop charts, going to number 53. "I Will Always Love You" has been covered by many country artists, including Ronstadt on Prisoner In Disguise (1975), Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
on Vote for Love
Vote for Love
(1996), and LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes
on Unchained Melody: The Early Years (1997). Whitney Houston performed it on The Bodyguard soundtrack and her version became the best-selling hit both written and performed by a female vocalist, with worldwide sales of over 12 million copies. In addition, the song has been translated into Italian and performed by the Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins, a fact referred to by Parton herself at the Backwoods Barbie
Backwoods Barbie
tour concert in Birmingham (UK).[citation needed] As a songwriter, Parton has twice been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, for "9 to 5" and "Travelin' Thru" (2005) from the transgender-themed film Transamerica. "Travelin' Thru" won as Best Original Song award at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards (2005). The song also was nominated for both the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Original Song (2005) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (also known as the Critics' Choice Awards) for Best Song (2005). A cover version of "Love Is Like A Butterfly," recorded by singer Clare Torry, was used as the theme music for the British TV show Butterflies.[57] 9 to 5: The Musical[edit] Main article: 9 to 5
9 to 5
(musical) Parton wrote the score (and Patricia Resnick wrote the book) for 9 to 5: The Musical, a musical-theater adaptation of Parton's feature film 9 to 5
9 to 5
(1980). The musical ran at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles in late 2008. It opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre
Marquis Theatre
in New York City, on April 30, 2009, to mixed reviews.[58] The title track of her 2008 Backwoods Barbie
Backwoods Barbie
album was written for the musical's character Doralee.[59] Although her score (as well as the musical debut of actress Allison Janney) were praised, the show struggled, closing on September 6, 2009, after 24 previews and 148 performances. Parton received nominations for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music
and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, as well as a nomination for Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score. Developing the musical was not a quick process. According to a broadcast of the public-radio program Studio 360 (October 29, 2005),[60] in October 2005, Parton was in the midst of composing the songs for a Broadway musical theater adaptation of the film. In late June 2007, 9 to 5: the Musical was read for industry presentations. The readings starred Megan Hilty, Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Bebe Neuwirth, and Marc Kudisch.[61] Ambassador Theatre Group announced a 2012 UK tour for Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical, commencing at Manchester Opera House, on October 12, 2012.[62] The Dollywood
Dollywood
Company[edit] Parton invested much of her earnings into business ventures in her native East Tennessee, notably Pigeon Forge. She is a co-owner of The Dollywood
Dollywood
Company, which operates the theme park Dollywood
Dollywood
(a former Silver Dollar City), a dinner theater, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, and the waterpark Dollywood's Splash Country, and the Dream More Resort and Spa, all in Pigeon Forge. Dollywood
Dollywood
is ranked as the 24th-most-popular theme park in the United States, with some three million visitors per year.[63] The Dixie Stampede business has venues in Branson, Missouri, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A former location in Orlando, Florida, closed in January 2008 after the land and building were sold to a developer.[64] Starting in June 2011, the Myrtle Beach location became Pirates Voyage Fun, Feast and Adventure; Parton appeared for the opening, and the South Carolina General Assembly declared June 3, 2011, as Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Day.[65] On January 19, 2012, Parton's 66th birthday, Gaylord Opryland and Dollywood
Dollywood
announced plans to open a $50-million water and snow park, a fun and family-friendly travel destination that is open each month of the year in Nashville.[66] However, on September 29, 2012, Parton officially withdrew her support of the Nashville park due to the restructuring of Gaylord Entertainment Company following their merger with Marriott International.[67] On June 12, 2015, it was announced that the Dollywood
Dollywood
Company had purchased the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. The show, which opened originally in June 2011, was previously owned and operated by Rob Scheer until the close of the 2015 season. The new renovated show by the Dollywood
Dollywood
Company opened in 2016.[68] Production work[edit] Parton was a co-owner of Sandollar Productions, with Sandy Gallin, her former manager. A film-and-television-production company, it produced the Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989), which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature); the television series Babes (1990–91) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003); and the feature films Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride: Part II (1995) Straight Talk
Straight Talk
(1992) (in which Parton starred), and Sabrina (1995), among other shows. In a 2009 interview, singer Connie Francis revealed that Dolly had been contacting her for years in an attempt to film the singer's life story. Francis turned down Parton's offers, as she was already in negotiations with singer Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
to produce the film, a collaboration now ended.[69] After the retirement of her partner, Sandy Gallin, Parton briefly operated Dolly Parton's Southern Light Productions and in 2015, announced her new production company would be called Dixie Pixie Productions and will produce the movies-of-week in development with NBC Television and Magnolia Hill Productions.[70] Acting career[edit] Acting breakthrough[edit] In addition to her performing appearances on The Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
Show in the 1960s and into the 1970s, her two self-titled television variety shows in the 1970s and 1980s, and on American Idol in 2008 and other guest appearances, Parton has had television roles. In 1979, she received an Emmy award nomination as "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Variety Program" for her guest appearance in a Cher
Cher
special.[71] During the mid-1970s, Parton wanted to expand her audience base. Although her first attempt, the television variety show Dolly! (1976–77), had high ratings, it lasted only one season, with Parton requesting to be released from her contract because of the stress it was causing on her vocal cords. (She later tried a second television variety show, also titled Dolly (1987–88); likewise, it lasted only one season). In her first feature film, Parton portrayed a secretary in a leading role with Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
and Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
in the comedy film 9 to 5
9 to 5
(1980). She received nominations for a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for New Star of the Year – Actress.[72][73] Parton wrote and recorded the film's title song. It received nominations for an Academy Award for Best Song and a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Original Song.[73] Released as a single, the song won both the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Country Song. It also reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart and it was No. 78 on the "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs" list released by the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
in 2004. 9 to 5
9 to 5
became a major box office success, grossing over $3.9 million its opening weekend, and over $103 million worldwide. Parton was named Top Female Box Office Star by the Motion Picture Herald in both 1981 and 1982 due to the film's success.[74] In late 1981, Parton began filming her second film, the musical film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).[72] The film earned her a second nomination for a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.[73] The film was greeted with positive critical reviews and became a commercial success, earning over $69 million worldwide. After a two-year hiatus from films, Parton was teamed with Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
for Rhinestone (1984). A comedy film about a country music star's efforts to mould an unknown into a music sensation, the film was a critical and financial failure, making just over $21 million on a $28 million budget. Continued roles[edit] In 1989, she returned to film acting in Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias
(1989), based on the play of the same name by Robert Harling. The film was popular with critics and audiences, grossing over $95 million inside the U.S. She starred in the television movies A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986); Wild Texas Wind (1991); Unlikely Angel
Unlikely Angel
(1996), portraying an angel sent back to earth following a deadly car crash; and Blue Valley Songbird (1999), where her character lives through her music. Parton starred along with James Woods
James Woods
in Straight Talk
Straight Talk
(1992), which received mixed reviews, and grossed a mild $21 million at the box office.[75] She launched a television series, The Dolly Show, but it was not a success. Parton made a cameo appearance as herself in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), an adaptation of the long-running TV sitcom of the same name (1962–71).[72] Parton has done voice work for animation for television series, playing herself in the Alvin and the Chipmunks, (episode "Urban Chipmunk" 1983) and the character Katrina Eloise "Murph" Murphy (Ms. Frizzle's first cousin) in The Magic School Bus (episode "The Family Holiday Special", 1994). She also has guest-starred in several sitcoms, including a 1990 episode of Designing Women
Designing Women
(episode "The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century") as herself, the guardian movie star of Charlene's baby.[76] She made a guest appearance on Reba (episode "Reba's Rules of Real Estate") portraying a real-estate agency owner and on The Simpsons
The Simpsons
(episode "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday, 1999). She appeared as herself in 2000 on the Halloween episode of Bette Midler's short-lived sitcom Bette, and on episode 14 of Babes, (which was produced by Sandollar Productions, Parton and Sandy Gallin's joint production company). She made cameo appearances on the Disney Channel as "Aunt Dolly," visiting Hannah and her family in the fellow Tennessean, and real-life goddaughter, Miley Cyrus's series Hannah Montana (episodes "Good Golly, Miss Dolly", 2006, "I Will Always Loathe You," 2007, and "Kiss It All Goodbye," 2010). She was nominated for an Outstanding Guest Actress in Comedy Series.[77] She appeared as an overprotective mother in the comedy Frank McKlusky, C.I.. (2002) She made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, starring Sandra Bullock. She was featured in The Book
Book
Lady, (2008) a documentary film about her campaign for children's literacy. Parton had expected to reprise her television role as Hannah's godmother in the musical comedy film Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), but the character was omitted from the final screenplay.[78] She had a voice role in the comedy family film Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), a computer-animated film with gnomes about William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Recent work[edit] Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors, a made-for-TV film based on Parton's song of the same name, and featuring narration by Parton, aired on NBC in December 2015, with child actress Alyvia Alyn Lind portraying the young Parton. Parton also had a cameo in the sequel, which aired in November 2016.[79] She co-starred with Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
in the musical film Joyful Noise (2012), which finished filming in April 2011.[80] She played a choir director's widow who joins forces with Latifah's character, a mother of two teens, to save a small Georgia town's gospel choir.[81] The film was released in theaters on January 13, 2012.[82] Personal life[edit] Family[edit] On May 30, 1966, Parton and Carl Thomas Dean (born (1942-07-20)July 20, 1942, in Nashville, Tennessee) were married in Ringgold, Georgia.[83][84] Although Parton does not use Dean's surname professionally, she has stated that her passport says "Dolly Parton Dean" and that she sometimes uses Dean when signing contracts.[85] Dean, who is retired from running an asphalt road-paving business in Nashville, has always shunned publicity and rarely accompanies his wife to any events. According to Parton, he has seen her perform only once. However, she also has commented in interviews that, although it appears they spend little time together, it is simply that nobody sees him publicly. She has commented on Dean's romantic side, saying that he does spontaneous things to surprise her and sometimes even writes poems for her.[86] Parton and Dean helped raise several of Parton's younger siblings in Nashville, leading her nieces and nephews to refer to her as "Aunt Granny," a moniker that later lent its name to one of Parton's Dollywood
Dollywood
restaurants. The couple have no children of their own, but Parton is the godmother of performer Miley Cyrus.[87] In 2011, the couple celebrated their 45th anniversary. Later, Parton said, "We're really proud of our marriage. It's the first for both of us. And the last."[88] On May 6, 2016, Parton announced that she and her husband would renew their vows in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary later in the month.[89] Public image[edit] Parton has turned down several offers to pose nude for Playboy magazine, although she did appear on the cover of Playboy's October 1978 issue wearing a Playboy
Playboy
bunny outfit, complete with ears (the October 1978 Playboy
Playboy
issue featured Lawrence Grobel's extensive and candid interview with Parton, representing one of her earliest high-profile interviews with the mainstream press). The association of breasts with Parton's public image is illustrated in the naming of Dolly the sheep after her, since the sheep was cloned from a cell taken from an adult ewe's mammary gland.[90][91] In Mobile, Alabama, the General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge
General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge
is commonly referred to by a nickname, "the Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Bridge," due to its arches resembling Parton's chest.[92] The Hernando de Soto Bridge
Hernando de Soto Bridge
over the Mississippi River at Memphis is also sometimes called this for the same reason.[93] She also is known for having undergone considerable plastic surgery.[94][95] On a 2003 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey asked what kind of cosmetic surgery Parton had undergone. Parton replied that cosmetic surgery was imperative in keeping with her famous image.[episode needed] Parton has repeatedly joked about her physical image and surgeries, saying, "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap."[96] Her breasts have garnered mention of her in several songs including: "Dolly Parton's Hits," by Bobby Braddock, " Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
Eyes" by Bruce Baum (a parody of "Bette Davis Eyes"), "No Show Jones," by George Jones, and Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard
and "Make Me Proud" by Drake ft. Nicki Minaj.[citation needed] When asked about future plastic surgeries, she famously said, "If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging, I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked."[97] Philanthropy[edit] Since the mid-1980s, Parton has supported many charitable efforts, particularly in the area of literacy, primarily through her Dollywood Foundation. Her literacy program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library,[98] a part of the Dollywood
Dollywood
Foundation, mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. Currently, over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost 850,000 children each month across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia.[98] In 2018, Parton was honored by the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
on account of the "charity sending out its 100 millionth book.[99] In 2006, Parton published a cookbook, Dolly's Dixie Fixin's: Love, Laughter and Lots of Good Food.[100][101] The Dollywood
Dollywood
Foundation, funded from Parton's net profits, has been noted for bringing jobs and tax revenues to a previously depressed region. Parton also has worked to raise money on behalf of several other causes, including the American Red Cross
American Red Cross
and HIV/AIDS-related charities.[102] In December 2006, Parton pledged $500,000 toward a proposed $90-million hospital and cancer center to be constructed in Sevierville in the name of Dr. Robert F. Thomas, the physician who delivered her. She announced a benefit concert to raise additional funds for the project. The concert played to about 8,000 people.[103] That same year, Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris
and she had allowed their music to be used in a PETA ad campaign that encouraged pet owners to keep their dogs indoors rather than chained outside.[104]

With Tennessee Senator Bob Corker
Bob Corker
at the rededication ceremony for the Great Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountains
National Park in September 2009

In 2003, her efforts to preserve the bald eagle through the American Eagle Foundation's sanctuary at Dollywood
Dollywood
earned her the Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.[105] Parton received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
at a ceremony in Nashville on November 8, 2007.[106] In February 2018, she donated her 100 millionth free book, which was a copy of Parton’s children’s picture book "Coat of Many Colors". It was donated to the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in Washington DC.[107] For her work in literacy, Parton has received various awards, including: Association of American Publishers Honors Award (2000), Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
(2001) (the first time the seal had been awarded to a person), American Association of School Administrators – Galaxy Award (2002), National State Teachers of the Year – Chasing Rainbows Award (2002), and Parents as Teachers National Center – Child and Family Advocacy Award (2003). On May 8, 2009, Parton gave the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Arts and Sciences.[108] During the ceremony, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the university. It was only the second honorary degree given by the university, and in presenting the degree, the university's Chancellor, Jimmy G. Cheek, said, "Because of her career not just as a musician and entertainer, but for her role as a cultural ambassador, philanthropist and lifelong advocate for education, it is fitting that she be honored with an honorary degree from the flagship educational institution of her home state."[109] In response to the 2016 Great Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountains
wildfires, Parton was one of a number of country music artists who participated in a telethon to raise money for victims of the fires.[110] This was held in Nashville on December 9. In addition, Parton hosted her own telethon for the victims on December 13[111] and reportedly raised around $9 million.[112] Awards and honors[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Dolly Parton Parton is one of the most-honored female country performers of all time. The Record Industry Association of America has certified 25 of her single or album releases as either Gold Record, Platinum Record, or Multi-Platinum Record. She has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, collaboration records, compilation usage, and paid digital downloads during Parton's career have reportedly topped 100 million records around the world.[113]

Parton during a reception for The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
honorees in the East Room of the White House
White House
in Washington, D.C., on December 3, 2006

Parton has earned nine Grammy Awards (including her 2011 Lifetime Achievement Grammy) and a total of 46 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations, the most nominations of any female artist in the history of the prestigious awards, a record tied by Beyoncé.[114][115] At the American Music Awards, she has won three awards out of 18 nominations. At the Country Music Association, she has won 10 awards out of 42 nominations. At the Academy of Country Music, she has won seven awards and 39 nominations. She is one of only six female artists (including Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, and Taylor Swift), to win the Country Music Association's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year (1978). She also has been nominated for two Academy Awards
Academy Awards
and a Tony Award. She was nominated for an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for her appearance in a 1978 Cher
Cher
television special. She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
for her music in 1984, located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California; a star on the Nashville Star Walk for Grammy winners;[116] and a bronze sculpture on the courthouse lawn in Sevierville. She has called that statue of herself in her hometown "the greatest honor," because it came from the people who knew her. Parton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry
in 1969, and in 1986 was named one of Ms. Magazine's Women of the Year. In 1986, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.[117][118] In 1999, Parton received country music's highest honor, an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.[119] She received an honorary doctorate degree from Carson-Newman College
Carson-Newman College
(Jefferson City, Tennessee) in 1990.[120] This was followed by induction into the National Academy of Popular Music/ Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in 2001.[121] In 2002, she ranked No. 4 in CMT's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music. Parton has received 46 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominations, tying her with Bruce Springsteen for the most Grammy nominations and positioning her in tenth place overall.[122] Parton was honored in 2003 with a tribute album called Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton. The artists who recorded versions of Parton's songs included Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
("I Will Always Love You"), Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
("9 to 5"), Shania Twain
Shania Twain
("Coat of Many Colors"), Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello
("Two Doors Down"), Norah Jones
Norah Jones
("The Grass is Blue"), and Sinéad O'Connor
Sinéad O'Connor
("Dagger Through the Heart"). Parton herself contributed a re-recording of the title song, originally the title song for her first RCA album in 1968. Parton was awarded the Living Legend Medal by the U.S. Library of Congress
Library of Congress
on April 14, 2004, for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States.[123]

Former U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
and Former First Lady Laura Bush, with the Kennedy Center
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

. In 2005, she was honored with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts. The award is presented by the U.S. President. On December 3, 2006, Parton received the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors from the John F. Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts for her lifetime of contributions to the arts. During the show, some of country music's biggest names came to show their admiration. Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
performed "Islands in the Stream" with Rogers, Parton's original duet partner. Krauss performed "Jolene" and duetted "Coat of Many Colors" with Twain. McEntire and Reese Witherspoon also came to pay tribute. On November 16, 2010, Parton accepted the Liseberg Applause Award, the theme park industry's most prestigious honor, on behalf of Dollywood
Dollywood
theme park during a ceremony held at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 in Orlando, Florida.[124] Hall of Fame honors[edit] During her career, Parton has gained induction into numerous Halls of Fame. Those honors include:

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
(1986) [125] Small Town of America Hall of Fame (1988) [126] East Tennessee
East Tennessee
Hall of Fame (1988) [127] Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame
(1999) [128] Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
(2001) [129] Junior Achievement of East Tennessee
East Tennessee
Business Hall of Fame (2003) [130] The Americana Highway Hall of Fame (2006) [131] Grammy Hall of Fame – " I Will Always Love You
I Will Always Love You
– 1974 Recording" (2007) [132] Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame – Songwriter Category (2008) [133] Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2009) [134] Music City Walk of Fame
Music City Walk of Fame
(2009) [135] Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2010) [136] Grammy Hall of Fame – "Jolene – 1974 Recording" (2014) [137] The National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans (2014) [138] The Happiness Hall of Fame (2016) [139][140]

Discography[edit] For a complete listing of albums by Dolly Parton, see Dolly Parton albums discography. See also: Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
singles discography

Hello, I'm Dolly
Hello, I'm Dolly
(1967) Just Because I'm a Woman (1968) In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) (1969) My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
(1969) The Fairest of Them All (1970) The Golden Streets of Glory
The Golden Streets of Glory
(1971) Joshua (1971) Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
(1971) Touch Your Woman
Touch Your Woman
(1972) My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
(1972) My Tennessee Mountain Home (1973) Bubbling Over (1973) Jolene (1974) Love Is Like a Butterfly
Love Is Like a Butterfly
(1974) The Bargain Store
The Bargain Store
(1975) Dolly (1975) All I Can Do (1976) New Harvest...First Gathering
New Harvest...First Gathering
(1977) Here You Come Again
Here You Come Again
(1977) Heartbreaker (1978) Great Balls of Fire (1979) Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
(1980) 9 to 5
9 to 5
and Odd Jobs (1980) Heartbreak Express
Heartbreak Express
(1982) Burlap & Satin (1983) The Great Pretender (1984) Real Love (1985) Rainbow (1987) White Limozeen
White Limozeen
(1989) Eagle When She Flies (1991) Slow Dancing with the Moon
Slow Dancing with the Moon
(1993) Something Special
Special
(1995) Treasures (1996) Hungry Again
Hungry Again
(1998) The Grass Is Blue
The Grass Is Blue
(1999) Little Sparrow
Little Sparrow
(2001) Halos & Horns (2002) For God and Country (2003) Those Were the Days (2005) Backwoods Barbie
Backwoods Barbie
(2008) Better Day (2011) Blue Smoke (2014) Pure & Simple (2016)

Filmography[edit]

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Television

Title Year Role Notes

Hollywood Squares 1977 Herself (panelist) Syndication

Fifty Years of Country Music 1978 Herself CBS television special co-hosted by Parton, Roy Clark
Roy Clark
and Glen Campbell

Dolly and Carol in Nashville 1979 Trudy/herself Movie

Lily: Sold Out 1981 Herself Special

Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember 1984 Herself Special

Smoky Mountain Christmas, AA Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 Lorna Davis Movie

Designing Women 1990 Herself "The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century" (Part 1)

Wild Texas Wind 1991 Thiola "Big T" Rayfield Movie

Heavens to Betsy 1994 Betsy Baxter Pilot episode, unaired

Mindin' My Own Business 1994 Catering business owner Pilot episode, unaired

Unlikely Angel 1996 Ruby Diamond Movie

Magic School Bus, TheThe Magic School Bus 1996 Katrina Eloise "Murph" Murphy "The Family Holiday Special"

Blue Valley Songbird 1999 Leanna Taylor Movie

Reba 2005 Dolly Majors "Reba's Rules of Real Estate"

Hannah Montana 2006 2007 2010 Aunt Dolly

"Good Golly Miss Dolly" "I Will Always Loathe You" "Kiss It All Goodbye"

17 Kids and Counting 2009 Herself 2 episodes

A Country Christmas Story 2013 Herself Movie

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors 2015 Herself/Narrator Movie; also executive producer

Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love 2016 Herself/Narrator/The Painted Lady Movie; also executive producer

Film

Title Year Role Notes

9 to 5 1980 Doralee Rhodes

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, TheThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 Mona Stangley

Rhinestone 1984 Jake Farris

Steel Magnolias 1989 Truvy Jones

Straight Talk 1992 Shirlee Kenyon

Beverly Hillbillies, TheThe Beverly Hillbillies 1993 Herself Cameo appearance

Frank McKlusky, C.I. 2002 Edith McKlusky

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 Herself Cameo appearance

Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 Dolly Gnome Voice role

The Year Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Was My Mom 2011 Herself Voice cameo

Joyful Noise 2012 G.G. Sparrow

Hollywood to Dollywood 2012 Herself Cameo appearance

Notable television appearances as singer

Title Year Role Notes

Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
Show, TheThe Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
Show 1967–74 Regular singer All episodes

Hee Haw 1970/75 Musical guest Season 1, episode 26; saluted her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee (population 2,661); season 6, episode 23

Dolly! 1976–77 Host / performer 26 episodes

Cher... Special 1978 Herself

The Seventies: An Explosion of Country Music 1979 Herself Multi-artist concert at the Ford Theater
Ford Theater
in Washington, DC; later repackaged as Country Superstars of the '70s.

Barbara Mandrell
Barbara Mandrell
and the Mandrell Sisters 1980 Herself Premiere episode

Alvin and the Chipmunks 1983 !1983 Herself (voice) Episode: "Urban Chipmunk"

Dolly 1987.5 !1987–88 Host 22 episodes

Bob Hope's Christmas Special 1988 Herself

Designing Women 1990 Dolly Parton, Guardian Movie Star "The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire 20th century" (Pt. 1 & 2)

Babes 1991 Herself "Hello Dolly"

Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West
Dottie West
Story 1995 Herself Movie; cameo appearance

Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge 1995 Herself Movie

Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell
Barbara Mandrell
Story 1997 Herself Movie; cameo appearance

Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons 1999 Herself (voice) "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday"

Jackie's Back 1999 Herself Movie; cameo appearance

Bette 2000 Herself "Halloween"

Strictly Come Dancing 2011 Singer "Launch Show";[141] singing "Together You and I"

Bachelorette, TheThe Bachelorette 2012 Herself Episode 3

See also[edit]

Book: Dolly Parton

Biography portal Country music
Country music
portal Pop music portal Film portal Musical theatre portal Television portal Tennessee portal

Chasing Rainbows Museum List of American film actresses List of American television actresses List of best-selling music artists List of country music performers List of composers of musicals List of people from Tennessee List of philanthropists List of singer-songwriters

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Bibliography[edit]

Cash, Johnny (1998). Cash; the Autobiography.  Nash, Alanna (1978). Dolly. Los Angeles, California: Reed Books. ISBN 0-89169-523-0.  Parton, Dolly (1994). Dolly: My Life And Other Unfinished Business. Harper Collins. ISBN 0-06-017720-9.  Whitburn, Joel (2005). Top Country Songs 1944–2005. Billboard/Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-165-9. 

Further reading[edit]

Miller, Stephen (2008). Smart Blonde – Dolly Parton. Music Sales Group. ISBN 978-0-85712-007-6.  Nash, Alanna (2002). Dolly: The Biography. Cooper Square Press. ISBN 978-0-8154-1242-7.  Pasternak, Judith Mahoney (1998). Dolly Parton. Sterling Publishing. ISBN 978-1-56799-557-2.  Parton, Dolly (2012). Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You. Putnam Pub Group. ISBN 9780399162480.  Reporter: Morley Safer (June 7, 2009). "Dolly Parton: The Real Queen Of All Media". 60 Minutes. CBS. 

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Dolly Parton

Albums Singles

Studio albums

Hello, I'm Dolly
Hello, I'm Dolly
(1967) Just Because I'm a Woman (1968) In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) (1969) My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
(1969) The Fairest of Them All (1970) The Golden Streets of Glory
The Golden Streets of Glory
(1971) Joshua (1971) Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors
(1971) Touch Your Woman
Touch Your Woman
(1972) My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
(1972) My Tennessee Mountain Home (1973) Bubbling Over (1973) Jolene (1974) Love Is Like a Butterfly
Love Is Like a Butterfly
(1974) The Bargain Store
The Bargain Store
(1975) Dolly (1975) All I Can Do (1976) New Harvest...First Gathering
New Harvest...First Gathering
(1977) Here You Come Again
Here You Come Again
(1977) Heartbreaker (1978) Great Balls of Fire (1979) Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
(1980) 9 to 5
9 to 5
and Odd Jobs (1980) Heartbreak Express
Heartbreak Express
(1982) Burlap & Satin (1983) The Great Pretender (1984) Real Love (1985) Rainbow (1987) White Limozeen
White Limozeen
(1989) Eagle When She Flies (1991) Slow Dancing with the Moon
Slow Dancing with the Moon
(1993) Something Special
Special
(1995) Treasures (1996) Hungry Again
Hungry Again
(1998) The Grass Is Blue
The Grass Is Blue
(1999) Little Sparrow
Little Sparrow
(2001) Halos & Horns (2002) For God and Country (2003) Those Were The Days (2005) Backwoods Barbie
Backwoods Barbie
(2008) Better Day (2011) Blue Smoke (2014) Pure & Simple (2016)

Compilations

As Long as I Love
As Long as I Love
(1970) The Best of Dolly Parton
The Best of Dolly Parton
(1970) Just the Way I Am
Just the Way I Am
(1972) Mine (1973) Best of Dolly Parton
Best of Dolly Parton
(1975) Greatest Hits (1982) Collector's Series (1985) Think About Love
Think About Love
(1986) The Best There Is (1987) Best of Dolly Parton, Vol. 3
Best of Dolly Parton, Vol. 3
(1987) I Will Always Love You
I Will Always Love You
and Other Greatest Hits (1996) Ultimate Dolly Parton
Ultimate Dolly Parton
(2003) The Very Best of Dolly Parton
Best of Dolly Parton
(2007) Playlist: The Very Best of Dolly Parton
Best of Dolly Parton
(2008)

Exclusives

Precious Memories (1999) Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of Blue Smoke
Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of Blue Smoke
(2009)

Collaborations

Just Between You And Me Just the Two of Us Always, Always Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca Once More Two of a Kind The Right Combination • Burning the Midnight Oil Together Always We Found It Love & Music Porter 'n' Dolly Say Forever You'll Be Mine Porter & Dolly The Winning Hand Trio Honky Tonk Angels Trio II

Songs

"Dumb Blonde" "Mule Skinner Blues" "Joshua" "Coat of Many Colors" "Touch Your Woman" "My Tennessee Mountain Home" "Jolene" "I Will Always Love You" "Love is Like a Butterfly "The Bargain Store" "The Seeker" "We Used To" "All I Can Do" "Light of a Clear Blue Morning" "Here You Come Again" "Two Doors Down" / "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" "Heartbreaker" "Baby I'm Burning" "You're The Only One" "Sweet Summer Lovin'" "Starting Over Again" "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" "9 to 5" "But You Know I Love You" "The House of the Rising Sun" "Single Women" "Heartbreak Express" "Hard Candy Christmas" "Potential New Boyfriend" "Save the Last Dance for Me" "Tennessee Homesick Blues" "Don't Call It Love" "Real Love" (w/ Kenny Rogers) "Think About Love" "Tie Our Love (In a Double Knot)" "We Had It All" "The River Unbroken" "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" "Yellow Roses" "White Limozeen" "Rockin' Years" "Silver and Gold" "Eagle When She Flies" "Romeo" "Little Sparrow" "Better Get to Livin'" "Together You and I"

Collaboration singles

"The Last Thing on My Mind" "Please Don't Stop Loving Me" "Say Forever You'll Be Mine" "To Know Him Is to Love Him" "Telling Me Lies" "Those Memories of You" "Wildflowers"

Guest singles

"Islands in the Stream" (w/ Kenny Rogers) "Love Is Strange" (w/ Kenny Rogers) "When I Get Where I'm Going" (w/ Brad Paisley)

Soundtracks

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Rhinestone Straight Talk

Live albums

A Real Live Dolly Heartsongs: Live from Home Live and Well Live from London An Evening With...Dolly Live!

Christmas albums

Once Upon a Christmas (w/ Kenny Rogers) Home for Christmas

Children's albums

I Believe in You

Films

Hollywood to Dollywood The Book
Book
Lady For the Love of Dolly Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

Tours

Halos & Horns Tour Hello, I'm Dolly
Hello, I'm Dolly
Tour The Vintage Tour An Evening with Dolly Parton Backwoods Barbie
Backwoods Barbie
Tour Better Day World Tour Blue Smoke World Tour Pure & Simple Tour

Theme parks and attractions

Dollywood Dollywood's Splash Country Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede

Related articles

Awards and nominations Stella Parton Rachel Dennison Dollywood
Dollywood
Foundation Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner
and Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
discography Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton

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Members of the Grand Ole Opry

Roy Acuff Trace Adkins David "Stringbean" Akeman Bill Anderson Jack Anglin Eddy Arnold Ernest Ashworth Chet Atkins DeFord Bailey Bobby Bare Bashful Brother Oswald Humphrey Bate Dierks Bentley Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers Clint Black Margie Bowes Rod Brasfield Garth Brooks Jim Ed Brown The Browns Carl Butler and Pearl Archie Campbell Bill Carlisle Martha Carson The Carter Sisters Maybelle Carter Johnny Cash June Carter Cash Roy Clark Terri Clark Zeke Clements Patsy Cline Jerry Clower John Conlee Stoney Cooper Wilma Lee Cooper Cowboy Copas Dailey & Vincent Charlie Daniels Skeeter Davis The Delmore Brothers The DeZurik Sisters Diamond Rio Little Jimmy Dickens Joe Diffie Danny Dill Jimmy Driftwood Roy Drusky The Duke of Paducah Holly Dunn The Everly Brothers Lester Flatt Red Foley Curly Fox Lefty Frizzell Larry Gatlin Crystal Gayle Don Gibson Vince Gill Billy Grammer Jack Greene The Gully Jumpers Theron Hale Tom T. Hall George Hamilton IV Sid Harkreader Emmylou Harris Hawkshaw Hawkins George D. Hay Hoot Hester Goldie Hill David Houston Jan Howard Ferlin Husky Alan Jackson Stonewall Jackson Sonny James Chris Janson Norma Jean Jim & Jesse Johnnie & Jack George Jones Grandpa Jones The Jordanaires Doug Kershaw Hal Ketchum Bradley Kincaid Pee Wee King Alison Krauss Little Big Town Hank Locklin Lonzo and Oscar Bobby Lord The Louvin Brothers Charlie Louvin Ira Louvin Patty Loveless Bob Luman Loretta Lynn Uncle Dave Macon Rose Maddox Barbara Mandrell Kerry Marx Martina McBride Del McCoury Mel McDaniel Reba McEntire McGee Brothers Jesse McReynolds Ronnie Milsap Bill Monroe Montgomery Gentry Craig Morgan George Morgan Lorrie Morgan Moon Mullican Willie Nelson Jimmy C. Newman The Oak Ridge Boys Old Crow Medicine Show Osborne Brothers Brad Paisley Dolly Parton Johnny Paycheck Minnie Pearl Stu Phillips Webb Pierce Ray Pillow Ray Price Charley Pride Jeanne Pruett Rascal Flatts Del Reeves Jim Reeves Riders in the Sky Tex Ritter Marty Robbins Darius Rucker Johnny Russell Rusty and Doug Earl Scruggs Jeannie Seely Blake Shelton Ricky Van Shelton Jean Shepard Ricky Skaggs Mississippi Slim Carl Smith Connie Smith Fiddlin' Arthur Smith Mike Snider Hank Snow Red Sovine Ralph Stanley Marty Stuart Texas Ruby B. J. Thomas Uncle Jimmy Thompson Mel Tillis Pam Tillis Tompall & the Glaser Brothers Randy Travis Travis Tritt Ernest Tubb Justin Tubb Josh Turner Carrie Underwood Keith Urban Leroy Van Dyke Porter Wagoner Billy Walker Charlie Walker Steve Wariner Kitty Wells Dottie West The Whites Slim Whitman The Wilburn Brothers Don Williams Hank Williams Boxcar Willie The Willis Brothers Chubby Wise Del Wood Marion Worth Johnnie Wright Tammy Wynette Trisha Yearwood Chris Young Faron Young

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Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame
1990s

Tennessee Ernie Ford
Tennessee Ernie Ford
(1990) Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
(1991) George Jones
George Jones
(1992) Frances Preston (1992) Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
(1993) Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard
(1994) Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1995) Jo Walker-Meador (1995) Patsy Montana
Patsy Montana
(1996) Buck Owens
Buck Owens
(1996) Ray Price (1996) Harlan Howard (1997) Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee
(1997) Cindy Walker
Cindy Walker
(1997) George Morgan (1998) Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
(1998) E.W. "Bud" Wendell (1998) Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette
(1998) Johnny Bond
Johnny Bond
(1999) Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
(1999) Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty
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Kennedy Center
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Honorees (2000s)

2000

Mikhail Baryshnikov Chuck Berry Plácido Domingo Clint Eastwood Angela Lansbury

2001

Julie Andrews Van Cliburn Quincy Jones Jack Nicholson Luciano Pavarotti

2002

James Earl Jones James Levine Chita Rivera Paul Simon Elizabeth Taylor

2003

James Brown Carol Burnett Loretta Lynn Mike Nichols Itzhak Perlman

2004

Warren Beatty Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
& Ruby Dee Elton John Joan Sutherland John Williams

2005

Tony Bennett Suzanne Farrell Julie Harris Robert Redford Tina Turner

2006

Zubin Mehta Dolly Parton Smokey Robinson Steven Spielberg Andrew Lloyd Webber

2007

Leon Fleisher Steve Martin Diana Ross Martin Scorsese Brian Wilson

2008

Morgan Freeman George Jones Barbra Streisand Twyla Tharp Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
& Roger Daltrey

2009

Mel Brooks Dave Brubeck Grace Bumbry Robert De Niro Bruce Springsteen

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