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Birth Name:
Dolly Rebecca Parton

Born:
Dolly Parton

Genre:
Country

Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Dolly Parton

Biography

It's difficult to find a country performer who has moved from her country roots to international fame more successfully than Dolly Parton. Her autobiographical single "Coat of Many Colors" shows the poverty of growing up one of 12 children on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12 years old, she was appearing on Knoxville television; at 13 she was recording on a small label and appearing on the Grand Ole Opry. Her 1967 hit "Dumb Blonde" (which she's not) caught Porter Wagoner's ear, and he hired Parton to appear on his television show, where their duet numbers became famous. By the time her "Joshua" reached number one in 1970, Parton's fame had overshadowed her boss', and she had struck out on her own, though she still recorded duets with him. During the mid-'70s, she established herself as a country superstar, crossing over into the pop mainstream in the early '80s, when she smoothed out the rough edges in her music and began singing pop as well as country. In the early '80s, she also began appearing in movies, most notably the hit 9 to 5. Though her savvy marketing, image manipulation — her big dumb blond stage persona is an act — extracurricular forays into film, and her flirtations with country-pop have occasionally overshadowed her music, at her core Parton is a country gal and a tremendously gifted singer/songwriter. Among her classics are "Coat of Many Colors," "Jolene," "Kentucky Gambler," "I Will Always Love You," "But You Know I Love You," and "Tennessee Homesick Blues," and they give a hint as to why her contribution to bringing country music to a wide audience, not only in America but throughout the world, cannot be overestimated.

Top Albums

Bargain Store, Dolly Parton
1. Bargain Stor..
16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton
2. 16 Biggest H..
Trio, Dolly Parton
3. Trio
Backwoods Barbie, Dolly Parton
4. Backwoods Ba..
Home for Christmas, Dolly Parton
5. Home for Chr..
Ultimate Dolly Parton, Dolly Parton
6. Ultimate Dol..
Better Day, Dolly Parton
7. Better Day
Trio II, Dolly Parton
8. Trio II
Jolene, Dolly Parton
9. Jolene
Honky Tonk Angels, Dolly Parton
10. Honky Tonk A..
The Essential Dolly Parton, Vol. 2, Dolly Parton
11. The Essentia..
The Essential Porter and Dolly, Dolly Parton
12. The Essentia..
Letter to Heaven - Songs of Faith & Inspiration, Dolly Parton
13. Letter to He..
Live from London, Dolly Parton
14. Live from Lo..
Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton
15. Coat of Many..
Dolly, Dolly Parton
16. Dolly
I Will Always Love You - The Essential Dolly Parton One, Dolly Parton
17. I Will Alway..
My Tennessee Mountain Home, Dolly Parton
18. My Tennessee..
Eagle When She Flies, Dolly Parton
19. Eagle When S..
Dolly Parton: Greatest Hits, Dolly Parton
20. Dolly Parton..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Hard Candy ChristmasOnce Upon a Christmas3:37$0.99
2.
Hard Candy ChristmasCountry Superstar Christmas..3:52$1.29
3.
Islands In the Stream16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..4:09$0.99
4.
JoleneJolene2:41$1.29
5.
Medley: Winter Wonderland / Sleigh R..Once Upon a Christmas3:41$1.29
6.
I Will Always Love You16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..2:55$1.29
7.
White ChristmasOnce Upon a Christmas3:03$0.99
8.
9 To 516 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..3:00$1.29
9.
Go Tell It On the MountainHome for Christmas2:50$0.99
10.
Here You Come Again16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..2:53$1.29
11.
Coat of Many Colors16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..3:04$1.29
12.
Jolene16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..2:41$1.29
13.
We Three KingsHome for Christmas2:44$0.99
14.
Why'd You Come In Here Lookin..16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..2:32$1.29
15.
Two Doors Down16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..3:04$0.99
16.
Joy to the WorldHome for Christmas4:24$0.99
17.
Greatest Gift of AllThrough the Years: A Retros..3:44$1.29
18.
Rockin' Years16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..3:25$0.99
19.
Islands In the StreamUltimate Dolly Parton4:09$1.29
20.
Love Is Like a Butterfly16 Biggest Hits: Dolly Part..2:20$0.99
21.
He's AliveI Will Always Love You and ..4:37$0.99
22.
I'll Be Home for ChristmasHome for Christmas3:13$0.99
23.
Santa Claus Is Coming to TownHome for Christmas1:51$0.99
24.
Comin' Home for ChristmasComin' Home for Christm..4:28$0.99
25.
Rockin' Years (with Ricky Van Sh..Dolly3:25$0.99

Top Music Videos

When I Get Where I'm Going (feat. Dolly Parton), Brad Paisley
1. When I Get Whe..
Better Get to Livin', Dolly Parton
2. Better Get to ..
Romeo (With Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis), Dolly Parton
3. Romeo (With Bi..
Backwoods Barbie, Dolly Parton
4. Backwoods Barb..
Rockin' Years, Dolly Parton & Ricky Van Shelton
5. Rockin' Years
Jesus & Gravity, Dolly Parton
6. Jesus & Gr..
Here You Come Again (Live), Dolly Parton
7. Here You Come ..
Change It (feat. The 9 to 5 Cast), Dolly Parton
8. Change It (fea..
The Salt In My Tears, Dolly Parton
9. The Salt In My..
Shinola, Dolly Parton
10. Shinola
Together You and I, Dolly Parton
11. Together You a..
Honky Tonk Songs, Dolly Parton
12. Honky Tonk Son..
More Where That Came From, Dolly Parton
13. More Where Tha..
Here You Come Again, Dolly Parton
14. Here You Come ..
The Sacrifice, Dolly Parton
15. The Sacrifice
Jesus & Gravity, Dolly Parton
16. Jesus & Gr..


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