Country Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Dolly Rebecca Parton, DHL (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the radio, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. She...Wikipedia
Born: 19th January, 1946, Sevierville, Tennessee
Height: 5' 0" (152 cm)
Claim to Fame: Before The Next Teardrop Falls, I Will Always Love You, Jolene
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs is the 23rd solo studio album by Dolly Parton, and was released in late 1980. A concept album about working, the album was centered on Parton's hit "9 to 5", which served as the theme song to the film of the same name (co-starring Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), and topped both the U.S. country and pop charts. The album's two additional singles—a cover of Mike Settle's "But You Know I Love You" and a reading of "The House of the Rising Sun" – provided further country hits, with "But You Know I Love You" also reaching #1.
If you talk bad about country music, it`s like saying bad things about my momma. Them`s fightin` words.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Ranked #34 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Dolly, Steven Spielberg, Smokey Robinson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and conductor Zubin Mehta were awarded Kennedy Center Honors in 2006.
There have been rumors of a Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton affair for decades, but Rogers says their relationship never went beyond flirtation. Albeit "massive" flirtation.
The reason? Neither one of them wanted to ruin a perfectly good friendship.
"We flirted with each other for 30 years, and it was much more electric," explains Rogers in an interview with Dan Rather, airing Tuesday on AXS TV. "I think once you consummate a relationship like that, it loses something. And she and I both believe that theory, so we did some massive flirting in front of... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 2 months ago
Michael Johns, the Australian blue-eyed soul crooner of American Idol Season 7, has died at age 35. While the singer's family has not yet issued an official cause-of-death statement, sources have told The Hollywood Reporter it was a blood clot in his ankle. Johns is the first Idol top 10 finalist to pass away in the show's 13-season history.
"It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns. No other details will b avail at this time. Please respect the privacy of Mike's family and friends as we... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 months ago
'I want to get married again!': Dolly Parton reveals plans to renew vows with her reclusive husband Carl Dean on 50th wedding anniversary
It's more than two years away, but Dolly Parton is already making plans to celebrate her 50th anniversary with husband Carl Dean.
The huge milestone is likely to involve a second 'wedding' to renew their vows.
'We’ve talked about that — we might do it all over again!' the 67-year-old told Closer Weekly. 'Another big wedding.'
The country and western singing legend tied the knot with Carl, now 71, on May 30, 1966, at Ringgold, Ga., partly because he lived nearby in his youth and knew the town.
'I also liked the idea of... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
Must be nice to have Dolly Parton on your side! Miley Cyrus' godmother -- the legendary Parton -- discussed the 20-year-old singer in a recent interview with the London Evening Standard, and revealed that she's advised the "We Can't Stop" singer throughout her career.
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"I've loved her through the years and watched her grow up, and I've seen how smart she is and how talented she is," the 67-year-old said during the interview. "I don't think people really realize yet what a great singer and writer she... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 1 year ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- To see the future of Dollywood, you need to borrow the vision of its chief imaginer, Dolly Parton.
In the near future, Parton sees a resort hotel lobby with a three-story window that frames Mount LeConte -- one of the tallest peaks in the Smoky Mountains. Guests will be able to book a grand suite in the hotel that the entertainer uses when she stays in the Pigeon Forge theme park that bears her name.
All of that is future tense, but not very far away. The park plans to open DreamMore Resort in 2015. It's part of a planned $300 million... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
Dream a whole lot louder.
G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition.