Dolly Parton

American singer-songwriter and actress

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American, Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, composer, author, and actress. She has become one of the most successful female country artists in history, with 25 number-one singles (a record for a female country artist) and 41 top-10 country albums (a record for any country artist). She is known for her top-three single "Here You Come Again" and the number-one hits "9 to 5" and "Islands in the Stream" (a duet with singer Kenny Rogers).[1]

Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton in 1983
Born (1946-01-19) January 19, 1946 (age 74)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • author
  • philanthropist
Carl Dean (m. 1966)
Musical career

Her 1967 song "Dumb Blonde" was heard by country singer Porter Wagoner, and he asked Parton to be a part of his television show. Her single "Jolene" reached number one in 1974, becoming a solo artist, though still performed and recorded with Wagoner.[2]

In the fifty-four years since her debut, Parton has become one of the most famous country artists in the world.

Parton is the godmother of singer and actress Miley Cyrus.[3]

Other websitesEdit


  1. "Dolly Parton". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  2. Dolly Parton biography at All Music Guide
  3. "Dolly Parton". Biography. Retrieved 2019-10-14.