Dolly Parton

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Born: Dolly Rebecca Parton in Locust Ridge, Tennessee on January 19, 1946 to Robert and Avie Lee Parton.

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Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music.

Beginning her career as a child performer, Parton issued a few modestly successful singles from 1959 through the mid-1960s, showcasing her distinctive soprano voice. She rose to greater prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner's weekly television program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", was a top-ten hit on the country singles charts, and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974. Moving towards mainstream pop music, Her 1977 single "Here You Come Again" was a success on both the country and pop charts. A string of pop-country hits followed into the mid-1980s, the most successful being her 1981 hit "9 to 5" (from the film of the same name), and her 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers "Islands in the Stream", both of which topped the U.S. pop and country singles charts. A pair of albums recorded with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were among her later successes. In the late 1990s, she returned to classic country/bluegrass with a series of acclaimed recordings. Non-musical ventures include Dollywood, a theme park in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and her efforts on behalf of childhood literacy, particularly her Imagination Library, as well as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and Pirates Voyage.[citation needed]

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. 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. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her career have topped 100 million records worldwide. She has garnered 8 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Award nominations, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 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 46 Grammy nominations, tying her with Beyonce Knowles for the most Grammy nominations for a woman and placing her in eighth place overall.

In 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, the best known of which include "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","9 to 5", and "My Tennessee Mountain Home". Parton 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 starred in 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Steel Magnolias, Wild Texas Wind, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, Blue Valley Songbird, and Joyful Noise.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1967 Hello, I'm Dolly Dolly Parton 1
1968 Just Because I'm a Woman Dolly Parton 1
1968 Just the Two of Us Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1
1969 My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy Dolly Parton 1
1970 The Fairest of Them All Dolly Parton 1
1970 Once More Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1
1971 Joshua Dolly Parton 1
1971 Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton 3
1971 Two of a Kind Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1
1973 We Found It Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1
1973 My Tennessee Mountain Home Dolly Parton 1
1974 Porter 'n' Dolly Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1
1974 Love Is Like a Butterfly Dolly Parton 1
1974 Jolene Dolly Parton 3
1975 Dolly: The Seeker / We Used To Dolly Parton 1
1975 The Bargain Store Dolly Parton 1
1976 All I Can Do Dolly Parton 1
1977 New Harvest... First Gathering Dolly Parton 1
1977 Here You Come Again Dolly Parton 1
1978 Heartbreaker Dolly Parton 2
1979 Great Balls of Fire Dolly Parton 1
1980 Dolly, Dolly, Dolly Dolly Parton 1
1980 Porter & Dolly Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 1
1980 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs Dolly Parton 3
1982 Heartbreak Express Dolly Parton 1
1982 The Winning Hand Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton & Brenda Lee 1
1984 The Great Pretender Dolly Parton 1
1984 Once Upon a Christmas Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 2
1985 Real Love Dolly Parton 1
1987 Trio Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris 3
1989 Greatest Hits Dolly Parton 1
1989 White Limozeen Dolly Parton 2
1990 Home for Christmas Dolly Parton 5 1
1991 Best Lovesongs Dolly Parton 1
1991 Eagle When She Flies Dolly Parton 1
1992 The Collection Dolly Parton 1
1993 Slow Dancing With the Moon Dolly Parton 1
1996 I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton 1
1996 Treasures Dolly Parton 1
1998 Hungry Again Dolly Parton 2
1998 Trio II Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris 2
1999 The Grass Is Blue Dolly Parton 1
2001 Little Sparrow Dolly Parton 1
2002 Halos & Horns Dolly Parton 1
2005 Those Were the Days Dolly Parton 1
2006 Puppy Love Dolly Parton 1
2007 All I Can Do / New Harvest...First Gathering Dolly Parton 1
2008 Backwoods Barbie Dolly Parton 4
2008 Just Because I'm a Woman Dolly Parton 1
2011 Better Day Dolly Parton 1

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