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Dolly Parton            

Country Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Author & Philanthropist

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with "Hello, I'm Dolly." With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s.

Parton's albums in the 1990s did not sell as well. Still, she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including Dolly Records. Parton's music has made her a Grammy Award winner nine times over and received 47 Grammy nominations. She has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (she's tied with Reba McEntire).

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." She is also among the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Awards. As an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone, Steel Magnolias, Straight Talk, and Joyful Noise.

In November 2019, a Netflix original series called "Dolly Parton's Heartstrings" premiered. The eight-part series features Parton as co-star and executive producer. It takes viewers through Parton's storied music career. In 2024, Parton announced that she would be taking her life to Broadway, with "Hello, I'm Dolly" set to premiere in 2026. Parton is also the subject of the popular NPR podcast "Dolly Parton's America."

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Dolly Parton releases new pet apparel collection 'Doggy Parton'
More than 60 years after releasing her first single, “Puppy Love,” Dolly Parton is proving her love for puppies (and pets of all ages) is still going strong.
Is There Anything We Can All Agree On? Yes: Dolly Parton - The ...
Some people believe that Dolly Parton's arms — which haven't been seen bare in public for decades — are secretly covered in ink. Roseanne Barr claims to ...
Dolly Parton to premiere Christmas movie sequel
WLOS — Pigeon Forge, TN - Country singer Dolly Parton is giving her biggest fans an early Christmas gift. There will be a special worldwide premiere event for "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" the sequel to her hugely popular movie "Coat of Many Colors."
Dollywood to get $300 million upgrade - TODAY.com
Dollywood is supersizing. Country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton told TODAY in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday morning...
New Dollywood Resort Planned - ABC News
Country superstar Dolly Parton has announced an addition to her empire: A new resort hotel to open in the summer of 2015 in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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