American Country singer, songwriter, and actress born on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Sister of Rachel Dennison, Randy Parton, and Stella Parton.
She made her first solo record Dolly Parton - Puppy Love a Rockabilly song in 1959 at the age of 11 on the Goldband Records Label. She went on in 1962 to make one Soul Pop single "The Love You Gave" (Dolly Parton With The Merry Melody Singers - It's Sure Gonna Hurt) for the Mercury Records label. In 1964 she went on to sing for the Monument label. She first sang the Pop single "What Do You Think About Lovin" (Dolly Parton - What Do You Think About Lovin'). Then made the (Blue-Eyed) Soul single "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby" (Dolly Parton - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby) that hit the 1965 bubbling under charts. Then made the (Blue-Eyed) Soul Single "Busy Signal" (Dolly Parton - Busy Signal). Then made the (Blue-Eyed) Soul single "Don't Drop Out" (Dolly Parton - Don't Drop Out). In 1966 she scored a No. 1 hit with Bill Phillips (4) on the Decca Records label. She went in 1966 after being forced by her previous labels to sing Soul and Pop, to sing country. She had her first top 100 hits "Dumb Blonde" (Dolly Parton - Dumb Blonde / The Giving And The Taking) and "Something Fishy" (Dolly Parton - Something Fishy / I've Lived My Life). She in 1967 replaced the country singer Norma Jean (2) on the Porter Wagoner Show as the "girl singer". In 1968 she switched to RCA Victor label. She scored her first No. 1 hit "Joshua" (Dolly Parton - Joshua). She made singles for RCA Victor until 1987 when she made singles for the Columbia Records label. After that she made singles Blue Eye Records (2) label [her own label] and one single for the Decca Records label.
She acted in the films '9 To 5' (1980), 'The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas' (1982), 'Steel Magnolias' (1989), 'A Smokey Mountain Christmas' (1986), 'Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love' (2016), 'Gnomeo and Juliet' (2011), 'Joyful Noise' (2012), and 'Straight Talk' (1993). Her composition 'I Will Always Love You', written in 1974, became a worldwide hit for Whitney Houston in 1993. In the mid-1980s, she opened her own theme park called 'Dollywood'. Dolly Parton received the Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award in 2007.
Studios: Fireside Studios