Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman. She rose to fame in 1967, singing as a duet with Porter Wagoner on The Porter Wagoner Show before releasing her first solo hit, "Joshua," in 1970. Her other popular hits include "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene," and "Here You Come Again." Parton was also a star on the big screen with notable roles in 9 to 5, Steel Magnolias, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. In 1975 and 1976, Parton was the Country Music Association's back-to-back female vocalist of the year; she was named entertainer of the year in 1978. She is also joint-owner of the Tennessee theme park resort Dollywood. 
Dolly Parton
Full Name
Dolly Rebecca Parton
Sevierville, Tennessee


How many siblings does Dolly Parton have?

Dolly Parton has 11 siblings. She was the fourth child born of six boys and six girls.

Who is Dolly Parton married to?

Dolly Parton has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966. The couple met in a laundromat the very first day Dolly moved to Nashville to pursue her singing career.

Where is Dolly Parton from?

Dolly Parton is from Sevier County in east Tennessee. The town sits along the Great Smoky Mountains.

How many songs has Dolly Parton written?

Dolly Parton's song catalog includes nearly 800 songs. The most popular songs written by Dolly are "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene," "There'll Always Be Music," and "I'm In No Condition."

Which vaccine did Dolly Parton help support?

Dolly Parton donated $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2020. The donation helped lead to the discovery of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

Most Recent

Keith Urban Recalls 'Surreal' First Time Meeting Dolly Parton During Final Ellen Appearance
"I grew up singing her songs," Keith Urban said of Dolly Parton while reminiscing on their first meeting on Tuesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Dolly Parton Will Return to NBC for Meta Mountain Magic Christmas Musical Set at Dollywood
On Tuesday, NBC announced Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas, a unique musical about the making of a TV special set at Parton's iconic Tennessee theme park, Dollywood
Miley Cyrus Says Dolly Parton Still Communicates 'Through Fax': 'She Has a Phone [and] Doesn't Use It'
"Every time I coordinate and kind of communicate with Dolly, it's still through fax," Cyrus said during a Monday night appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Dolly Parton and Doja Cat Team Up with Taco Bell for Mexican Pizza: The Musical
"I can't wait for you to see it!" Dolly Parton said of the virtual musical, which is inspired by a TikTok jingle Doja Cat wrote for Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza
Dolly Parton Says She 'Never Meant to Cause Trouble' After Rock Hall of Fame Induction Drama
Dolly Parton also said she hopes to record a rock album, possibly with The Rolling Stones
From Eminem to Dolly Parton, Meet the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
After attempting to deny her nomination, Dolly Parton will be officially inducted this fall

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"I even asked Kenny Rogers one time, I said, 'Do you have Dolly's cell number?' He said, 'No.' So you fax her," Reba McEntire told Dave Cobb on Apple Music's Southern Accents Radio
Dolly Parton Says She'll 'Accept Gracefully' If She's Inducted into Rock Hall Despite Trying to Opt Out
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