Dolly Parton Biography

Dolly PartonDolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman who was born on January 19, 1946. She is most known for her extensive career in country music over the course of several decades. After having success as a songwriter for other artists, Dolly Parton released her first album, Hello, I’m Dolly, in 1967.

This led to her having success throughout the rest of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak occurred during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s.

She returned to commercial success in the new century and has issued albums on a variety of independent labels since the year 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. The albums that Parton recorded in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved economic success once again in the new millennium.

Dolly Parton Biography & Personal Details

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Dolly Parton Career

When she was a child, Parton began her career as a performer by singing on community radio and television programs in the East Tennessee region. By the time the clock struck ten, she had already made an appearance on The Cas Walker Show, broadcast simultaneously on WIVK Radio and WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee.

At the age of thirteen, she started recording (the single “Puppy Love”) on a small Louisiana label called Goldband Records. She also made an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, which is when she first met Johnny Cash, who encouraged her to pursue her own instincts regarding her career. At the age of fourteen, she released her debut album, titled Born to Run, which was followed by the single “Puppy Love.”

Porter Wagoner, a musician and country music entertainer, extended an invitation to Parton to become a member of his organization in 1967. He also offered her a regular slot on his weekly syndicated television program The Porter Wagoner Show, as well as a spot in his road show.

As Dolly Parton documents in her book from 1994 , originally, a significant portion of Wagoner’s audience was dissatisfied that Norma Jean, the singer whom Parton had replaced, had departed the show, and was hesitant to embrace Parton (often yelling loudly for Norma Jean from the audience).

This was the case when Parton first began appearing on the show. However, with Wagoner’s support, Parton was able to win acceptance into the program. Wagoner was successful in having his record label, RCA Victor, sign her. RCA came to the conclusion that the best way to safeguard their investment was to issue her debut record as a duet with Wagoner.

This song, which was a cover of Tom Paxton’s “The Last Thing on My Mind” and was published during the end of 1967, made it into the Top 10 of the country charts in January 1968. This was the first of the pair’s six consecutive Top 10 songs, all of which were nearly uninterrupted.

“Just Because I’m a Woman” was Dolly Parton’s debut solo song for RCA Victor. It was released in the summer of 1968 and was a moderate chart hit, peaking at number 17. During the next two years, none of her solo attempts were as popular as her duets with Wagoner, not even “In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad),” which went on to become a classic.

Dolly Parton Family, Relationship and Afair

On January 19, 1946, Dolly Parton was born in Pittman Center, Tennessee, in a log cabin that consisted of only one room and was located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. She is the fourth child born to her parents, Avie Lee Caroline (née Owens; 1923-2003) and Robert Lee Parton Sr. (1921-2000), who together had a total of twelve children.

Dolly Parton with her Father
Dolly Parton with her Mother
Dolly Parton with her Siblings

Her maternal great-great-grandmother Rebecca (Dunn) Whitted gave Parton the name Rebecca Whitted as her middle name.

Ringgold, Georgia was the location of Parton and Carl Thomas Dean’s wedding on May 30, 1966. Carl Thomas Dean was born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 20, 1942.

Dolly Parton with her Husband

Despite the fact that Parton does not use Dean’s surname in her professional life, she has revealed that the name “Dolly Parton Dean” is printed on her passport, and she occasionally uses Dean’s surname when signing legal documents.

Family & Marital Status

Dolly Parton Social Media Accounts

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Dolly Parton Net Worth:

$650 million in 2023$5 Million$30 Million

Dolly Parton Cars Collection:

  • Cadillac D’Elegance
  • Lincoln Nautilus
  • Mercedes-Benz GL Class

Fanmail address:

Dolly PartonDollywood2700 Dollywood Parks BlvrdPigeon Forge, TN 37863USA

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