Dolly Parton









Dolly Parton

was born on January 19, 1946. And is a very popular country music singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and also a philanthropist. Dolly was born in Sevierville, Tennessee and was the fourth of 12 kids. Her family was “dirt poor” as she put it and they lived in a one room shack in the Smoky Mountains., in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Dolly was 20 years old when she married Carl dean on May 30, 1966. Dolly began her career as a child by singing in local radio and television programs in east Tennessee. At the age of 13 she was recording on a small record label known as Goldband. She also appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. Dolly wrote songs for Skeeter Davis, and Hank Williams, Jr.. She signed on with Monument records in 1965 and was known as the bubblegum pop singer. Her first full length album was Hello, I’m Dolly, which consisted of songs like This Dumb Blonde and Something Fishy. In 1967 Dolly was asked to appear on the country music tv show Hee Haw and she was to replace Norma Jean. She also signed on with RCA Victor record label and she remained there for the next 20 years. Porter Wagner was the host of the tv show and he and Dolly began a successful career as a vocal duo.

Dolly has been a success at everything she has set out to do in her life. She has starred in movies such as, The Biggest Little Whorehouse in Texas, Nine To Five, and others. She has several businesses which are very successful, one of which is her Show/Restaurant known as the Dixie Stampede, in Branson, Missouri. She also has others in Orlando, Florida a, and in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Her western show/musical is something everyone should be privileged to see at least once. It is quite a show and Dolly isn’t even in it. The food is also very good. You are served a meal (which you eat with your fingers) while you watch the live show. It is a show that one will not soon forget. Of all of the shows in Branson, it is one at the top of the “to see” list. Dolly also owns the theme park called Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, which is in East Tennessee.

Dolly is also the owner of the Sandollar Productions which is a film and television production company. The company produced the Fox Tv show, Babes, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, plus it features Father of the Bride I & II, Straight Talk, Sabrina, Common Threads, Stories From the Quilt, and others. Dolly has definitely left a few footprints across the world with her tours and many successes. She is also a Philanthropist and is noted for her generosity. She has been awarded many Awards and been inducted into the Country Music hall of Fame.