Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, author, actress, businesswoman and philanthropist, and she does it all well. Her career began as a songwriter in Nashville. Today she estimates she’s written more than 3,000 songs.
She’s known as The Smoky Mountain Songbird, The Queen of Country, Backwoods Barbie and the Leading Lady of Country, but, really, if someone says “Dolly,” you probably know who they’re talking about.
Parton’s signature platinum blonde hair, twinkling blue eyes, short stature, voluptuous figure and Southern accent may have played a part in her success. Mostly, though, her talent and pleasant personality were at the roots of her achievements. Come along and follow her career journey over the last 72 years.