Dolly Parton was born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, United States, and is best known as a country music singer, guitarist, and actor. She is best recognized for pioneering the interface between country and pop music styles. Dolly Rebecca Parton is the full name of Dolly Parton. She is currently 76 years old.
As the fourth of twelve children, Parton was born into a working-class farming family. She demonstrated an early aptitude and enthusiasm for music, and as a kid, she was a featured vocalist and guitarist on local radio and television shows in Knoxville, Tennessee.
She later went on to become a successful recording artist. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1964, soon after graduating from high school to pursue a singing career.
In Nashville, Parton became the protégée of country music singer and Grand Ole Opry icon Porter Wagoner, who introduced her to the world of country music. Parton earned widespread popularity as a result of her frequent appearances on Wagoner's nationally syndicated television show.
She quickly caught the attention of the music industry's top brass at RCA Records, and she and Wagoner went on to record more than a dozen hit songs for the label, many of which became hits themselves. Parton quickly rose to prominence as one of country music's most successful vocalists, thanks in large part to her partnership with Wagoner.
On the strength of such songs as “Jolene” and “Love Is Like a Butterfly,” the Country Music Association (CMA) named Parton female singer of the year in 1975 and 1976, respectively. Parton's solo career began in 1974 after she parted ways with Wagoner (both 1974).
The same year, Parton made the transition from country to pop music, winning a Grammy Award for her song “Here You Come Again” and being awarded entertainer of the year by the Country Music Association (CMA) the next year.
As her career progressed, Parton garnered more Grammy nominations, both for her songs, such as “9 to 5” (1980) and “Shine” (2001), and for her albums, such as Trio (1987; co-produced with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris) and The Grass Is Blue (2001). (1999).
Despite her 1999 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Dolly Parton has continued to create successful albums, most recently Blue Smoke (2014) and Pure & Simple (2015). (2016). I Believe in You, a children's CD, was published in 2017 by the singer.
Dolly Parton's Achievements
Parton's contributions to the arts and culture of the United States have garnered her a slew of honors from organizations outside of the entertainment business. For her contributions to the development of the American cultural heritage, she was honored as a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2004.
In 2005, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by the United States government, and in 2006, she was honored at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., for her lifelong artistic achievement in the performing arts.
Dolly Parton's autobiography Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics (co-written by Robert K. Oermann) will be released in the year 2020.
Dolly Parton's Net Worth
As of 2022, Dolly Parton’s net worth is a whopping $600 million!
Dolly Parton is a multi-talented lady who is known for her work as a singer, lyricist, novelist, actress, and businesswoman.
It is estimated that she has written and put together more than 3000 songs over the course of her career, which has spanned more than six decades.
She has received numerous awards and nominations, including Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and American Music Awards, as well as being nominated for two Academy Awards.