Dolly Parton Biography (Wikipedia)
Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album 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 continuing into the 1980s; Parton's subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales. However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records.
Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide. She has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations.
- Dolly Parton entered a Dolly Parton lookalike contest... and losthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452v4r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452v4r.jpg2016-08-21T11:45:00.000ZThe country legend dispels a few rumours with Michael Ballhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0452v5l
Dolly Parton entered a Dolly Parton lookalike contest... and lost
- Dolly Parton on the Pyramid stagehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021w2pk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021w2pk.jpg2014-07-29T20:01:00.000ZHighlights of Dolly Parton's set on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2014https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p023s0yk
Dolly Parton on the Pyramid stage
- Dolly Parton phones Steve Wright from Nashvillehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p023hv86.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p023hv86.jpg2014-07-24T15:37:00.000ZDolly calls up the Big Show to discuss her career, Glastonbury and doing her office adminhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p023hv89
Dolly Parton phones Steve Wright from Nashville
- #DollyDidGrimmy!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0224p6z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0224p6z.jpg2014-07-04T08:26:00.000ZAfter a week of trying, Grimmy got to chat to Dolly Parton!!!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0224pb5
- The Dolly Parton Storyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021vz43.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021vz43.jpg2014-06-29T19:18:00.000ZActress, singer, composer and theme-park owner, an introduction to the Queen of countryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021vz4q
The Dolly Parton Story
- Dolly Parton nominated for the Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015vj30.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015vj30.jpg2013-03-04T10:48:00.000ZRadio 2 listener Michelle Stones in Coventry nominates Dolly Parton for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015vj3z
Dolly Parton nominated for the Singers Hall of Fame
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