Dolly Parton Overview

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Born: January 19, 1946

Dolly Parton is known to many as the queen of country music. Parton, the fourth of 12 children, was born and raised in Sevierville, Tennessee and despite her family's struggle to make ends meet, she managed to get signed to a small Louisiana recording label at just 13 years of age. After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville where she began working primarily as a behind-the-scenes songwriter until 1967, a monumental year for Parton's career. Her first country single Dumb Blonde hit... See All


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