Dolly Parton

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Legal name: Dolly Rebecca Parton


Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and philanthropist, known primarily for her decades-long career in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I'm Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak arrived during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Some of Parton's albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records.

With a career spanning over fifty years, Parton has been described as a "country legend" and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Parton's music includes Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 singles reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper, and an international hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", and "9 to 5". As an actress, she has starred in the films 9 to 5 in 1980 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in 1982 (for each of which she earned Best Actress Golden Globe nominations) as well as Rhinestone in 1984, Steel Magnolias in 1989, Straight Talk in 1992, and Joyful Noise in 2012.

Parton has received 11 Grammy Awards (and 50 nominations), including the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has won ten Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year. She is one of seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has five Academy of Country Music Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), four People's Choice Awards, and three American Music Awards. She is also in a select group to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2005, she received the National Medal of Arts, and in 2022, she was nominated for and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a nomination she had initially declined but ultimately accepted.

Outside of her work in the music industry, she also co-owns The Dollywood Company, which manages a number of entertainment venues including the Dollywood theme park, the Splash Country water park, and a number of dinner theatre venues such as The Dolly Parton Stampede and Pirates Voyage. She has founded a number of charitable and philanthropic organizations, chief among them being the Dollywood Foundation, which manages a number of projects to bring education and poverty relief to East Tennessee, where she was raised.

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1967Hello, I’m DollyDolly Parton43
1968Just Between You and MePorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton42
1968Just Because I’m a WomanDolly Parton4.55
1968Just the Two of UsPorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton43
1969In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)Dolly Parton42
1969Always, AlwaysPorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton42
1969My Blue Ridge Mountain BoyDolly Parton43
1970The Fairest of Them AllDolly Parton32
1970Porter Wayne and Dolly RebeccaPorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton32
1970Once MorePorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton42
1971The Golden Streets of GloryDolly Parton4.54
1971Two of a KindPorter Wagoner & Dolly Parton42
1971JoshuaDolly Parton52
1971Coat of Many ColorsDolly Parton4.56
1972The Right Combination: Burning the Midnight OilPorter Wagoner & Dolly Parton42
1972Touch Your WomanDolly Parton42
1972Together AlwaysPorter Wagoner & Dolly Parton42
1972My Favorite Songwriter, Porter WagonerDolly Parton42
1973We Found ItPorter Wagoner & Dolly Parton52
1973My Tennessee Mountain HomeDolly Parton4.55
1973Love and MusicPorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton42
1973Bubbling OverDolly Parton43
1974JoleneDolly Parton59
1974Porter ’n’ DollyPorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton42
1974Love Is Like a ButterflyDolly Parton52
1975The Bargain StoreDolly Parton43
1975Say Forever You’ll Be MinePorter Wagoner and Dolly Parton43
1975Dolly: The Seeker/We Used ToDolly Parton52
1976All I Can DoDolly Parton4.52
1977New Harvest… First GatheringDolly Parton42
1977Here You Come AgainDolly Parton53
1978HeartbreakerDolly Parton4.54
1979Great Balls of FireDolly Parton4.52
1980Dolly, Dolly, DollyDolly Parton4.52
1980Porter & DollyPorter Wagoner & Dolly Parton41
19809 to 5 and Odd JobsDolly Parton4.358
1982Heartbreak ExpressDolly Parton42
1982The Winning HandKris, Willie, Dolly & Brenda43
1983Burlap & SatinDolly Parton4.52
1984The Great PretenderDolly Parton43
1984Once Upon a ChristmasKenny Rogers & Dolly Parton3.657
1985Real LoveDolly Parton4.54
1987TrioDolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris3.510
1987RainbowDolly Parton42
1989White LimozeenDolly Parton4.353
1990Home for ChristmasDolly Parton43
1991Eagle When She FliesDolly Parton4.53
1993Slow Dancing With the MoonDolly Parton4.54
1993Honky Tonk AngelsLoretta Lynn, Dolly Parton & Tammy Wynette43
1995Something SpecialDolly Parton52
1996TreasuresDolly Parton4.52
1998Hungry AgainDolly Parton4.53
1998Trio IIEmmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton44
1999Precious MemoriesDolly Parton41
1999The Grass Is BlueDolly Parton53
2001Little SparrowDolly Parton4.55
200120 Great SongsDolly Parton2
2002Halos & HornsDolly Parton4.56
2003For God and CountryDolly Parton42
2005Those Were the DaysDolly Parton4.54
2008Backwoods BarbieDolly Parton4.357
2011Better DayDolly Parton44
2014Blue SmokeDolly Parton46
2016Pure & SimpleDolly Parton35
2016Trio: Farther AlongDolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt41
2017I Believe in YouDolly Parton33
2020A Holly Dolly ChristmasDolly Parton9
2022Run Rose RunDolly Parton3
2023RockstarDolly Parton35

Album + Compilation

1963Hits Made Famous by Country QueensFaye Tucker & Dolly Parton3
1969Dolly Parton and George JonesDolly Parton and George Jones1
1970As Long as I LoveDolly Parton42
1970The Best of Dolly PartonDolly Parton1
1971The Best Of Porter Wagoner & Dolly PartonDolly Parton & Porter Wagoner1
1972Just the Way I AmDolly Parton2
1972The World of Dolly PartonDolly Parton3
1975Best of Dolly PartonDolly Parton42
1976The Best of Jim Reeves and Dolly PartonJim Reeves, Dolly Parton1
1978Both Sides of Dolly PartonDolly Parton2
1979The Dolly Parton CollectionDolly Parton1
1981The Great Dolly Parton, Vol. 2Dolly Parton1
1982Greatest HitsDolly Parton6
1983The Love AlbumDolly Parton2
1985Kenny Rogers & Dolly PartonKenny Rogers & Dolly Parton2
1985Collector’s SeriesDolly Parton1
1985Lynn Anderson & Dolly PartonLynn Anderson, Dolly Parton1
1985The Love Album 2Dolly Parton2
1986Think About LoveDolly Parton1
1987Best of Dolly Parton, Vol. 3Dolly Parton1
1987The Very Best of Kenny Rogers & Dolly PartonKenny Rogers & Dolly Parton2
198816 Top TracksDolly Parton1
1988Everything’s BeautifulDolly Parton1
1988The Queens of CountryDolly Parton/Donna Fargo1
1989Greatest HitsDolly Parton41
1989Country HeroesDolly Parton2
199016 Greatest HitsDolly Parton / Donna Fargo / Lynn Anderson1
1990Het Beste van Dolly PartonDolly Parton1
1991AnthologyDolly Parton1
1991Best Love SongsDolly Parton1
1991Jolene: Her Greatest HitsDolly Parton1

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