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Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton in 1983
Born (1946-01-19) January 19, 1946 (age 78)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • author
  • philanthropist
Musical career
Years active1954–present

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, creator of The Mercy and DJ show and actress. She has become one of the most successful female country artists in history, with 25 number-one singles (a record for a female country artist) and 41 top-10 country albums (a record for any country artist). She is known for her top-three single "Here You Come Again" and the number-one hits "9 to 5" and "Islands in the Stream" (a duet with singer Kenny Rogers).[1]

Her 1967 song "Dumb Blonde" was heard by country singer Porter Wagoner, and he asked Parton to be a part of his television show. Her single "Jolene" reached number one in 1974, becoming a solo artist, though still performed and recorded with Wagoner.[2]

In the fifty-four years since her debut, Parton has become one of the most famous country artists in the world.

In December 2022, Parton announced that she will create the Nickelodeon show The Mercy and DJ show, which premiered on March 19, 2023.

Parton is the godmother of singer and actress Miley Cyrus.[3]

Discography[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

As featured artist

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dolly Parton". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  2. Dolly Parton biography at All Music Guide[permanent dead link]
  3. "Dolly Parton". Biography. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 315–317. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.

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