Dolly Parton

Watch video · Early Life. Country music icon and actress Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, , in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia. She was one of 12 children, and money was always an issue for her family. Her first exposure to music came from family members, including her mother, who sang and played guitar.

Her country-rock album Hungry Again was made up entirely of her own compositions. The second version was a number one country hit and also managed to reach the pop charts, going to number I think we're going to have a real good record.

Throughout her decades-long career, year-old Dolly Parton has spent plenty of time dishing out genius one-liners and words of wisdom—and we'd all do well to heed her excellent advice.
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, , one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a .
Watch video · Early Life. Country music icon and actress Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, , in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia. She was one of 12 children, and money was always an issue for her family. Her first exposure to music came from family members, including her mother, who sang and played guitar.
Watch video · Early Life. Country music icon and actress Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, , in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia. She was one of 12 children, and money was always an issue for her family. Her first exposure to music came from family members, including her mother, who sang and played guitar.
Throughout her decades-long career, year-old Dolly Parton has spent plenty of time dishing out genius one-liners and words of wisdom—and we'd all do well to heed her excellent advice.

Watch video · Early Life. Country music icon and actress Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, , in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia. She was one of 12 children, and money was always an issue for her family. Her first exposure to music came from family members, including her mother, who sang and played guitar.

It also reached No. After a two-year hiatus from films, Parton was teamed with Sylvester Stallone for Rhinestone In , she returned to film acting in Steel Magnolias , based on the play of the same name by Robert Harling. She starred in the television movies A Smoky Mountain Christmas ; Wild Texas Wind ; Unlikely Angel , portraying an angel sent back to earth following a deadly car crash; and Blue Valley Songbird , where her character lives through her music.

She launched a television series, The Dolly Show, but it was not a success. Parton made a cameo appearance as herself in The Beverly Hillbillies , an adaptation of the long-running TV sitcom of the same name — She also has guest-starred in several sitcoms, including a episode of Designing Women episode "The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century" as herself, the guardian movie star of Charlene's baby.

She appeared as herself in on the Halloween episode of Bette Midler 's short-lived sitcom Bette , and on episode 14 of Babes , which was produced by Sandollar Productions, Parton and Sandy Gallin 's joint production company. She appeared as an overprotective mother in the comedy Frank McKlusky, C. Armed and Fabulous , starring Sandra Bullock. She was featured in The Book Lady , a documentary film about her campaign for children's literacy.

Parton had expected to reprise her television role as Hannah's godmother in the musical comedy film Hannah Montana: The Movie , but the character was omitted from the final screenplay. Parton also had a cameo in the sequel , which aired in November In June , Parton announced an eight-part Netflix series, featuring her music career.

According to Parton, he has seen her perform only once. However, she also has commented in interviews that, although it appears they spend little time together, it is simply that nobody sees him publicly.

She has commented on Dean's romantic side, saying that he does spontaneous things to surprise her and sometimes even writes poems for her. Parton and Dean helped raise several of Parton's younger siblings in Nashville, leading her nieces and nephews to refer to her as "Aunt Granny," a moniker that later lent its name to one of Parton's Dollywood restaurants. The couple have no children of their own, but Parton is the godmother of performer Miley Cyrus.

Later, Parton said, "We're really proud of our marriage. It's the first for both of us. Parton has turned down several offers to pose nude for Playboy magazine, although she did appear on the cover of Playboy' s October issue wearing a Playboy bunny outfit, complete with ears the October Playboy issue featured Lawrence Grobel's extensive and candid interview with Parton, representing one of her earliest high-profile interviews with the mainstream press.

The association of breasts with Parton's public image is illustrated in the naming of Dolly the sheep after her, since the sheep was cloned from a cell taken from an adult ewe's mammary gland. Bridge is commonly referred to by a nickname, "the Dolly Parton Bridge," due to its arches resembling Parton's chest. She also is known for having undergone considerable plastic surgery.

Parton replied that cosmetic surgery was imperative in keeping with her famous image. Since the mids, Parton has supported many charitable efforts, particularly in the area of literacy, primarily through her Dollywood Foundation. Her literacy program, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, [] a part of the Dollywood Foundation, mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten.

Currently, over local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost , children each month across the U. Love, Laughter and Lots of Good Food. The Dollywood Foundation, funded from Parton's net profits, has been noted for bringing jobs and tax revenues to a previously depressed region. Thomas, the physician who delivered her. She announced a benefit concert to raise additional funds for the project. The concert played to about 8, people. In , her efforts to preserve the bald eagle through the American Eagle Foundation 's sanctuary at Dollywood earned her the Partnership Award from the U.

Fish and Wildlife Service. For her work in literacy, Parton has received various awards, including: On May 8, , Parton gave the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville 's College of Arts and Sciences. It was only the second honorary degree given by the university, and in presenting the degree, the university's Chancellor , Jimmy G. Cheek, said, "Because of her career not just as a musician and entertainer, but for her role as a cultural ambassador, philanthropist and lifelong advocate for education, it is fitting that she be honored with an honorary degree from the flagship educational institution of her home state.

In response to the Great Smoky Mountains wildfires , Parton was one of a number of country music artists who participated in a telethon to raise money for victims of the fires. Parton is one of the most-honored female country performers of all time.

She has had 26 songs reach No. She has 42 career top country albums, a record for any artist, and career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, collaboration records, compilation usage, and paid digital downloads during Parton's career have reportedly topped million records around the world.

Parton has earned nine Grammy Awards including her Lifetime Achievement Grammy and a total of 46 Grammy Award nominations, the most nominations of any female artist in the history of the prestigious awards, a record tied by Beyoncé. At the American Music Awards , she has won three awards out of 18 nominations.

At the Country Music Association, she has won 10 awards out of 42 nominations. At the Academy of Country Music , she has won seven awards and 39 nominations. She also has been nominated for two Academy Awards and a Tony Award. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her appearance in a Cher television special. She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her music in , located at Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California ; a star on the Nashville Star Walk for Grammy winners; [] and a bronze sculpture on the courthouse lawn in Sevierville.

She has called that statue of herself in her hometown "the greatest honor," because it came from the people who knew her. Parton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in , and in was named one of Ms.

Magazine ' s Women of the Year. In , she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In , Parton received country music's highest honor, an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Parton has received 46 Grammy Award nominations, tying her with Bruce Springsteen for the most Grammy nominations and positioning her in tenth place overall. Parton was honored in with a tribute album called Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton.

Parton herself contributed a re-recording of the title song, originally the title song for her first RCA album in Parton was awarded the Living Legend Medal by the U. Library of Congress on April 14, , for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States. In , she was honored with the National Medal of Arts , the highest honor given by the U.

The award is presented by the U. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her lifetime of contributions to the arts. During the show, some of country music's biggest names came to show their admiration. McEntire and Reese Witherspoon also came to pay tribute. In , Parton will receive a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame , being inducted alongside Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris in recognition of their work as a trio.

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Archived from the original on August 4, Retrieved February 12, It's only those people that have followed me over the years and really know my work that know how serious I am about all of it - including the way I look. You can't take my high heels from me, you can't have my long fingernails, you can't take all this hair from me, because it's part of this thing that I've become. I wouldn't want to give any of it up.

Do I have to be ugly to be a songwriter? This is the way I am, and it's what I choose to be. I'll never harden my heart, but I've toughened the muscles around it.

I always love working with children. I never had children of my own. God has his purposes. God didn't let me have children so everybody's children could be mine. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.

I figure if I keep my health, I have no intention of retiring. I love to work. I want to be like Bob Hope. I want to keep on going out and doing what I love to do. Of course, I'm no Bob Hope , but I mean that feeling that you never are old and have things to offer and can be useful to somebody. I always want to be useful, I have no intentions of retiring unless I should get sick or something should happen to my husband.

Other than that I'm going to work until I fall over. My music is so mine, it's hard to turn it over to someone else. I have to be really involved in the production. It's like someone else taking care of your kids -- if they don't treat them well, you're going to be pissed off. I'm actually co-producing [Backwoods] with my guitar player of 20 years, Kent Wells.

We make a good combination I think we're going to have a real good record. I've never been the big recording star I'd love to be some day. I've had lots of hits off and on through the years but I've never had the success of other artists - one hit after another back-to-back-to-back and big hits, where every song is going to be number one. I'm not greedy or nothing. I just want everything. Is there something wrong with that? It's when you treat people like freaks that you become one yourself.

Sure I'm in it for the money, but also because I love music. I picture myself in the future as a happy old lady, chubby, rosy cheeks, telling stories to the little kids. When I sit back in my rocker, I want to have done it all. I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it's important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow.

Sometimes, you see folks who have a negative view of dreamers - people who sit around all day on their hindquarters and do absolutely nothing. These folks aren't dreamers - they are just lazy.

To me, dreaming is just part of being alive, inspired, and curious about the world. I feel blessed that I still have the little Dolly in my heart, I'm still the same girl that wants to squeeze every little drop out of life that I can. To me, it's about dreaming in the day and in the night. Dreams have always helped me visualize my goals and aspirations.

When I was a child, I could see me on stage singing my heart out. I could see what I was wearing and where I was going. I would visit that dream every single day and as I look back, my dreams kept me focused on what I wanted to do and the person I wanted to be.

I have always been a firm believer in working hard for what is right and for making your own breaks if you want things to change. I never, ever get involved in politics.

With politics you are not allowed to be honest. I don't have time to deal with that. I would rather work with kids.

They got a little bit of a head start on me, certainly Loretta, but we were all three good friends and actually ended up doing an album together. But I think I was a little different from them.

Loretta had a house full of kids and she wrote those being brought down by men songs. Hers were more about home life and all the women who had children and I totally love and respect her. Tammy could sing any number of things but she was also singing that "Stand By Your Man". I was singing songs like "Just Because I'm a Woman" I think we all did our little thing.

I just filled my spot. I saw early on that I could make a business out of this [music business] because I wanted money, I wanted to travel, I wanted clothes, I wanted to be loved, I wanted to be staying in fine hotels. It wasn't to get away from what I was because I knew that would always be me. I've never been ashamed of my people. I love my people and I love my home. When the new country came out ten to 15 years ago, people my age were almost too old.

But it never stopped me. I never stopped writing. I never stopped recording. It was never a marketing tool. People say that, but I dress this way for the same reasons I did when I first started doing it.

It still comes from a serious place inside of me. I get up in the morning, and I think I just look better a certain way I do my makeup. I want to shine, I want to glitter. I'm not getting up thinking, "Oh, this'll get 'em. I'm just doing it to look like Dolly - the Dolly that I know and the Dolly that you know. I'm a proud person. I look at it like it is. If you've got the money and you're going to be out there, you owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it.

On writing a musical version of 9 to 5 for Broadway: It's not like this is a job that I hope I do good at. It's a joy, and it's just my nature. And I've made it into something I can make money doing. And thank God for that. Because nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I've got. Somebody's got a sick kid, or somebody needs an operation, somebody ain't got this, somebody ain't got that.

Or to give the kids all a car when they graduate. Let them shine, let them do what they want to. And not just family - it's for a lot of other people to have their dreams, too. Going into a new business, you make a certain amount of money, build your name, build your brand, and it's prestigious, but it gives other people opportunities, too, even if it's not something I particularly want to do myself.

I'm like Barack Obama! I want to be like one of those little fainting goats that get scared and then just fall over.

I want to go and go and then drop dead in the middle of something I'm loving to do. And if that doesn't happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I'll have my high heels on. I used to dream, when I would go to other people's shows and the artist had songs that people sang along with, "How cool must that be? I've been working this "9 to 5" job for 30 years, so God only knows how many times on the road I've sung it.

Thousands of times, for sure. But I don't get tired of it, really. I think in a way, my music has been almost like my ministry. Hopefully, it's healing in some ways, just having a good sense of humor to be able to lift people up, to have songs that people can relate to. It's not a crusade for me, I just think everybody should stand up and I think it's really sad when people get crucified for standing up for what they believe in.

All these fine Christian-type people that seem to think they know what God wants for all of us, that's certainly more of a sin then anything they would claim about us. To judge people is one of the greatest sins. People say how down-home I seem to be. I think of myself as a working girl, not a star or celebrity. I love my life, I would not bitch about it now.

A lot of people do, but they don't deserve it, the fame or the money they make, when they are running away from their fans like that. There are some people who just absolutely hate fans. I just think they're not happy in their own lives. I'm one of those people that if its something to eat I'm going to eat the whole thing, If I'm going to be in love I'm going to love you all the way and if my heart's broken, it's just shattered all to pieces.

I think my life actually changed at That's when you realize you can't ride the fence anymore. You either have to get on one side or the other. I think some of my best years were between 40 and I got my priorities straight and life is good to me now. It's only other people who say, "God, she's 50 years old!

Porter and Dolly would have much additional success with their duets until Dolly left his organization in By , Parton was focusing on broadening her appeal to pop music fans. Here You Come Again , her first million-selling album, reached number-one of the country charts and number on the pop charts. The title song was her first top pop hit. This hit movie—coming after a series of television specials featuring Parton—greatly expanded her popularity, turning her into a pop-culture phenomenon.

She won praise for that role, as well as for her performance in Steel Magnolias , a comedy-drama about a group of female friends who also included Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, and Julia Roberts and for her portrayal of a radio talk-show host in Straight Talk , a comedy. Parton has since appeared in numerous additional movies and TV shows. She found success in with an album collaboration titled Trio , recorded with her friends Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. The three friends released two follow-up albums, in and In , her album Those Were The Days highlighted several classic folk-rock songs.

In , she wrote the score for a musical stage adaptation of the movie 9 to 5.

Dolly Parton – Her life and career together make a rags-to-rhinestones story which began on January 19, Born the fourth child of 12, Dolly grew up in Locust . Watch video · Early Life. Country music icon and actress Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, , in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia. She was one of 12 children, and money was always an issue for her family. Her first exposure to music came from family members, including her mother, who sang and played guitar. American Legends: The Life of Dolly Parton and millions of other books are available for instant access. Kindle | Audible Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle tanzaniasafarisorvicos.gas: