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537 American Singer & Songwriter

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) was born in Pittman Center, Tennessee, United States. She is an American singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman. She is professionally known as Dolly Parton. She is best known for her extensive career in country music, which has spanned over fifty years.

Parton's career started in the 1960s when she achieved success as a songwriter for other artists before releasing her debut album, "Hello, I'm Dolly," in 1967. She continued to release successful solo albums and duet albums with Porter Wagoner throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with her sales and chart success reaching its peak during the 1970s and 1980s.

While her albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, Parton made a comeback in the new millennium and has continued to release albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, Parton is considered one of the best-selling female artists of all time and has received numerous Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards.

Parton has achieved many notable accomplishments throughout her career, including having 25 singles reach no. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She also holds the record for the most career Top 10 country albums by any artist, with 44. In addition, she has charted 110 career singles over the past 40 years and has composed over 3,000 songs. Her most famous compositions include "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5."

Apart from her music career, Parton has also pursued acting and has starred in numerous films, including "9 to 5," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone," "Steel Magnolias," "Straight Talk," and "Joyful Noise." She has received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for her roles in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "9 to 5."

Parton has won many awards throughout her career, including 11 Grammy Awards out of 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also won ten Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, making her one of only seven female artists to receive this award. In addition, she has won five Academy of Country Music Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, four People's Choice Awards, and three American Music Awards. Parton is also one of a select group of individuals to have received nominations from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and in 2005, she received the National Medal of Arts. She was also nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, which she initially declined but ultimately accepted and was inducted. Outside of her work in the music industry, Parton co-owns The Dollywood Company, which manages a number of entertainment venues, including the Dollywood theme park, the Splash Country water park, and several dinner theatre venues, including The Dolly Parton Stampede and Pirates Voyage.

Parton has also founded numerous charitable and philanthropic organizations, including the Dollywood Foundation, which manages several projects aimed at providing education and poverty relief to East Tennessee, where she grew up. Parton's contributions to music, film, and philanthropy have made her a beloved icon and inspiration to many around the world. Browse A to Z all Dolly Parton Lyrics, songs, and albums below.