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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is arguably the most important female singer-songwriter in country music history. Beginning her career as a songwriter in Nashville just after graduating high school, she joined Porter Wagoner on his television show, releasing a series of duets with him before launching a solo recording career. She scored her first solo No. 1 hit in 1970 with “Joshua,” and followed up with a string of No. 1 hits that included “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You” and “Love Is Like a Butterfly.” After her break with Wagoner, she crossed over into mainstream stardom with the 1977 album ‘Here You Come Again,’ which scored No. 1 singles with the title song and “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right.” She launched an acting career in 1980 with ‘9 to 5,’ and scored one of the biggest crossover country-pop hits ever with “Islands in the Stream,” a 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers. In 1986 she launched her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. She has continued a high-profile series of films, TV appearances, books, regular album releases and touring, returning to her country roots in more recent years for a string of bluegrass albums, among other ventures.

  • Birth Name: Dolly Rebecca Parton
  • Top Songs: "Jolene," "Here You Come Again," "Coat of Many Colors," "I Will Always Love You"
  • Did You Know? Parton estimates she has written more than 3,000 songs.
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Dolly Parton Songs
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5 All-Time Best Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Songs

A cover song and a Christmas song make up two of the best Kenny Rogers duets with Dolly Parton.

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Kenny Rogers Marks 60 Years With All-Star Farewell Concert Featuring Dolly Parton

Kenny Rogers is going out in style after a 60-year career with an all-star farewell concert in Nashville.

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Remember When Dollywood Opened Its Doors?

Dolly Parton got to realize a childhood dream when she opened Dollywood in 1986.

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Dolly Parton, ‘The Voice’ Earn 2017 Emmy Nominations

Dolly Parton earned a 2017 Emmy nomination. Justin Moore almost did too, but not really. Blake Shelton did not, but his NBC reality show did. In fact, The Voice earned two!

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Highest-Paid Country Singers of 2017 Revealed

Collectively, the 11 artists on Forbes’ highest paid country artists list earned $366 million, but that’s actually down from last year. Who’s No. 1? Find out which artist topped $60 million last year!

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Dolly Parton Collaborates With Kesha on New Duet

Dolly Parton has always been up for an unusual collaboration, but her latest pairing may take the cake.

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Dolly Parton’s Old House Is Up for Sale — See Pictures!

A Nashville home once owned by Dolly Parton and husband Carl Dean is now up for sale.

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Carly Pearce Tackles Dolly Parton Classic, ‘9 to 5′ [Watch]

Carly Pearce recently paid tribute to Dolly Parton by covering her 1980 song "9 to 5" on the Bobby Bones radio show.

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Forbes’ Highest Paid Celebrities List Includes Seven Country Stars

Country musicians prove to be some of the highest paid celebrities, according to Forbes.

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Dolly Parton Surprises Families Hit by Wildfires With $5k Each

Ever since her hometown suffered devastating wildfires, Dolly Parton has been supporting families and helping them to rebuild what they lost. Her My People Fund committed to donate $1000 a month to each family but this month they unexpectedly received $5000.

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