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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a prominent American singer-songwriter, businesswoman, actress, and philanthropist. Dolly Parton received the nickname “The Queen of Country Music” after she released more #1 hits than any other country singer in American history.

Early Life

Dolly Parton was born on 19 January 1946 and she is currently 76 years old. She hails from Pittman Center, Tennessee, and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Likewise, her full name is Dolly Rebecca Parton. Regarding her education, she graduated from Sevier County High School in 1964.

Talking about her family, her parents are Avie Lee Caroline (née Owens) and Robert Lee Parton Sr. She has Welsh ancestry from her mother Avie’s side.

Likewise, she has eleven siblings and she is the 4th among the total 12 Parton siblings. Her siblings are Willadeene, David Wilburn, Coy Denver, Robert Lee, Stella Mae, Cassie Nan, Randel Huston, Larry Gerald, twins Floyd Estel and Frieda Estelle, and Rachel Ann.

Among her siblings, Randel, Floyd, and Larry have passed away while writing this biography.

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Caption: Dolly Parton poses for a photo with her family. Source: Country Thang Daily

Dolly Parton – Net Worth 2024

Dolly Parton has a net worth of around $650 million US dollars. She makes her earnings through her successful career as a singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. With her hard-earned money, Dolly also heavily engages in philanthropic and charitable activities.

Career

Professionally, Dolly Parton is a multi-talented public figure. As such, Dolly is a singer-songwriter, philanthropist, actress, and businesswoman. She is best known for her work in country music.

After she achieved success as a songwriter for others, this personality made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly. She became successful during the remainder of the 1960s both as a solo artist as well as with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner. This success for Dolly continued into the 1970s and 1980s.

Likewise, this personality’s music includes the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. Also, this singer has had 25 singles reach #1 on the Billboard country music charts.

Similarly, this personality has 44 career Top 10 country albums and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. Additionally, Dolly has also composed more than 3,000 songs including I Will Always Love You, Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, and 9 to 5 among others.

As an actress, Dolly starred in films like 9 to 5 in 1980 and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in 1982. Also, she appeared in Rhinestone in 1984, Steel Magnolias in 1989, Straight Talk in 1992, and Joyful Noise in 2012.

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Caption: Dolly performs at Mohegan Sun Arena during her “Pure and Simple” Tour on 22 June 2016. Source: SFGATE

Awards and Honors

Furthermore, Dolly has earned 11 Grammy Awards and 50 nominations. One of the Grammy categories she has won is the “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Similarly, she has also received ten Country Music Association Awards among which one is “Entertainer of the Year”. Likewise, Dolly is also one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year Award”.

Similarly, Dolly has received five Academy of Country Music Awards including “Entertainer of the Year”, four People’s Choice Awards, and three American Music Awards.

In 1999, this personality was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Recently in 2022, this personality received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although she initially declined the nomination, Dolly ultimately accepted it and was inducted.

Besides Music

Besides her success in music, Dolly is also the co-owner of The Dollywood Company. Her company manages a number of entertainment venues like the Dollywood theme park and the Splash Country water park. Her company also manages a number of dinner theatre venues like The Dolly Parton Stampede and Pirates Voyage.

Likewise, this personality is also the founder of a number of charitable and philanthropic organizations. Among them, the chief one is the Dollywood Foundation. This foundation manages a number of projects to bring education and poverty relief to East Tennessee. Additionally, she is also the founder of Doggy Parton – a dog apparel and accessories line.

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Caption: Dolly during a product photo shoot with her pet Billy for her brand Doggy Parton. Source: Instagram

The Beginning

Talking about the beginning, Dolly’s earliest public performances were in the church from the young age of 6 years. Then at age seven, this personality started to play a homemade guitar. Likewise, at age eight, Dolly’s uncle bought her first real guitar.

Moreover, this personality started to perform as a child by singing on local radio and TV programs in the East Tennessee area. By age ten, Dolly was appearing on The Cas Walker Show on both WIVK Radio and WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Likewise, by 13, this personality was recording the single Puppy Love on a small Louisiana label, Goldband Records. She also appeared at the Grand Ole Opry where she first met Johnny Cash. Johnny was the one who encouraged Dolly to follow her own instincts regarding her career.

Brand Endorsements

Dolly Parton has credited and mentioned brands like Taco Bell, Scent Beauty, Doggy Parton, and Duncan Hines on her Instagram posts for the purpose of advertising and endorsing their products and services.

Relationship Status

Dolly Parton is a happily married lady. Her husband is Carl Dean and he is also an actor. Dolly and Carl tied the knot on 30 May 1966. Despite being married for 56 years, this lovely couple has not welcomed any child of their own. Moreover, she has a pet dog named Billy (@btkthefrenchie).

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Caption: Dolly’s vintage photo with her husband Carl. Source: People

Body Measurements

Dolly Parton stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet or 1.52 meters and her weight is around 53 kg or 116 lbs. Likewise, Parton has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 41-25-38 inches respectively. Further, Dolly has blonde hair and brown eyes.

Dolly Parton – Social Media

Dolly Parton joined Twitter in May 2008 and Instagram in February 2013. So far, her @DollyParton account on Twitter has earned more than 5.5 million followers. Likewise, she has earned more than 5.8 million followers on her Instagram account.

Similarly, she created her self-titled YouTube channel in July 2007. So far, her channel has earned over 485.9 million views and 852K subscribers. Likewise, her “Dolly Parton” Facebook profile has over 7.3 million followers.

Moreover, her @dollyparton Tiktok account has more than 1.5 million followers and 7.2 million likes.