Dolly Parton (singer)
Dolly Parton (born 19 January 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, philanthropist, businesswoman and also a actress. well-known for her extensive career in country music. After finding success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton released her first album, Hello, I’m Dolly, in 1967. This led to success for the rest of the 1960s, both as a solo artist and with a string of duet albums with Porter Wagoner, before her sales and chart peak occurred in the 1970s and lasted into the 1980s. Parton had less commercial success with her albums in the 1990s, but she found mainstream success once more in the new millennium. Since then, she has released albums on a variety of independent companies, including her own company, Dolly Records.
She co-owns The Dollywood Company, which oversees a number of entertainment venues including the Dollywood theme park, in addition to her work in the music industry. The Dolly Parton Stampede and Pirates Voyage are just a couple of the dinner theatre options nearby, along with the Splash Country water park.
Dolly Layers full name is Dolly Rebecca Layers who was born on 19 January 1946 in Pittman Center, Tennessee, US. Dolly’s mother’s name is Ava Lee Owens and father’s name is Robert Lee Perton. She is the fourth of Avie Lee Caroline and Robert Lee Parton Srtwelve’s children. And their huge family was taken care of by Parton’s mother, Avie Lee. She had 12 children by the age of 35 after having 11 pregnancies in 20 years, the tenth of which was twins. Parton credits her mother’s ability to entertain her children while frequently suffering from poor health by singing old songs and folklore from the Smoky Mountains. Avie Lee was familiar with many of the old ballads that British Isles immigrants brought to southern Appalachia in the 18th and 19th centuries because her family were Welsh.
Dolley and Carl Thomas Dean were married on May 30, 1966 in Ringgold, Georgia. While not using Dean’s last name in a professional capacity, Parton has admitted that her passport reads “Dolly Parton Dean” and that she mainly uses Dean when signing contracts. Dean, a former owner of a Nashville company that paves roads with asphalt, has never sought out the spotlight and rarely goes with his wife to occasions.
In jest, Parton claimed he had only ever seen her perform. She has also said in interviews that even if it seems like they don’t spend much time together, it’s only because no one openly observes him. She has made comments about Dean’s romantic side, claiming that he occasionally even writes her love poems and performs unexpected things to surprise her. “We’re really quite proud of our marriage,” Parton remarked in 2011. For both of us, it is a first. And lastly.
|Dolly Rebecca Layers
|19 January 1946 in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
|Avie Lee Owens, Robert Lee Parton
|Carl Thomas Dean
|Stella Parton, Willadeene Parton, Freida Estelle Parton, More
|5 feet 0 inches
|Sevier County High School
Music & Acting career
Country music popularity from 1967 to 1975
Parton accepted Porter Wagoner’s invitation to join his group in 1967. He promised her a regular slot on his syndicated television show, The Porter Wagoner Tour, as well as in his travelling show. Parton’s 1994 autobiography describes how originally, a large portion of Wagoner’s audience was upset that the artist she had replaced, Norma Jean, had departed the show and was hesitant to welcome Parton (sometimes chanting loudly for Norma Jean from the audience). However Parton was eventually accepted with Wagoner’s help. Wagoner persuaded RCA Victor to sign her to his record company. In order to safeguard their investment, RCA chose to release her debut single as a duet with Wagoner.
“Just Because I’m a Woman,” Parton’s debut solo song for RCA Victor, was released in the summer of 1968 and had a mediocre chart performance, peaking at number 17. Her solo efforts–even during the following two years fell short of the commercial success of her duets with Wagoner, not even “In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad),” which went on to become a standard. The duo won the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award in 1968, but Parton’s solo albums were consistently disregarded. Wagoner had a large financial stake in her success because, as of 1969, he was both her co-producer and the owner of almost half of Owe-Par, the publishing business Parton and Bill Owens had established.
Success in Acting
Parton has appeared in television roles in addition to her performing roles on The Porter Wagoner Show in the 1960s and into the 1970s, her two self-titled variety shows in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as on American Idol in 2008 and other guest appearances. Dolly in 1979 for a guest appearance received an Emmy Award nomination as “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Variety Program”. In the mid-1970s, Dolly was looking to expand its audience base. However, her first attempt was the television variety show Dolly, which ran from 1976 to 1977 and received high ratings. It only lasted one season, with Parton requesting to be released from her contract because of the strain it was causing on her vocal cords. Later, she tried another television variety shows also titled Dolly(1987–1988), but it too was only successful for one season.