Dolly Parton Biography (Wikipedia)
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American 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 sold less well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records.
Parton's music includes 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. 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 on Elvis Presley "There's some people you'd rather not meet in case they are not like you"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0760wtq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0760wtq.jpg2019-04-10T08:42:00.000ZThe story of why Dolly didn't allow Elvis to record "I Will Always Love You"https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0760tbb
Dolly Parton on Elvis Presley "There's some people you'd rather not meet in case they are not like you"
- When OJ met Dollyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0710vv2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0710vv2.jpg2019-02-15T17:08:00.000ZDolly Parton chatted to OJ Borg about her 9 to 5 Musical coming to the West End.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0710rzw
When OJ met Dolly
- "It all went 180 after Dolly"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ws30w.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05ws30w.jpg2018-02-01T11:10:00.000ZIt took more than a Grammy and being at Madonna's house to impress Paul Clegg's parents.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05ws27g
"It all went 180 after Dolly"
- Dolly Parton in Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452tcg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0452tcg.jpg2016-08-21T11:45:00.000ZDolly chats to Michael Ball about her new album, live performances and a few rumours...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0452tcx
Dolly Parton in Conversation
- 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 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
- 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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