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Dolly Parton

Country Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Author and Philanthropist

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 Dolly Parton Biography

Born on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Dolly Parton was one of twelve children. After high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue music. She has won a number of Country Music and Grammy awards and starred in the hit films "9 to 5" and "Steel Magnolias." She opened her Dollywood theme park in 1986 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

Country music icon and actress Dolly Parton received her first guitar from a relative and soon started penning her own tunes. At age 10, she started performing professionally, appearing on local television and radio shows in Knoxville. Parton made her Grand Ole Opry debut three years later. Set on a career in music, she then moved to Nashville after finishing high school.

Parton's singing career really started to take off in 1967. Around this time, she partnered with Porter Wagoner on The Porter Wagoner Show. Parton and Wagoner became a popular duo and the pair recorded a slew of country hits together. Much was made of her shapely curves, petite stature and warm personality. Parton scored her first No. 1 country hit in 1971 with "Joshua." More hits soon followed, including 1973's "Jolene" and 1974's "I Will Always Love You," now one of Parton's signature songs. She won the Country Music Award for female vocalist in 1975 and 1976.

In 1977, Parton had her first cross-over smash with the uptempo but bittersweet "Here You Come Again." The song reached the top of both the pop and country charts. She also received her first Grammy Award for her performance of this tune.

Parton perhaps reached the apex of her mainstream success in the 1980s. She not only starred the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," which marked her film debut, but she contributed to its soundtrack. The title song proved to another No. 1 hit for Parton on several charts and earned her an Academy Award nomination.

Over the years, Parton has enjoyed many other successful collaborations. She recorded the Grammy Award-winning album Trio with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt in 1987. Parton explored the music of her Appalachian roots with The Grass Is Blue (1999) with a little help from such talents as Alison Krauss and Patty Loveless. The record won a Grammy for best bluegrass album in 1999. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the following year.

Continuing to write and record, Parton released Backwoods Barbie. The album featured two country hits "Better Get To Livin'" and "Jesus & Gravity." Parton got into public feud with satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern around this time. She was upset after he aired a segment in which previous spoken recordings were manipulated to make it sound like she made some obscene statements.

Even after entering her 60s, Parton showed no signs of slowing down. She released Better Day in 2011, which fared well on the country album charts. The following year, Parton published her latest book "Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You." She is also the author of several other works, including "Dolly: My Life" and "Other Unfinished Business." 2014 saw the release of her next album, "Blue Smoke."

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Books
Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You

Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You

I Am a Rainbow

I Am a Rainbow

Coat of Many Colors

Coat of Many Colors

Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

Just the Way I Am: Poetic Selections on

Just the Way I Am: Poetic Selections on "Reasons to Live, Reasons to Love and Reasons to Smile" from the Songs of Dolly Parton

News
  • Dolly Parton to premiere Christmas movie sequel

    WLOS — Pigeon Forge, TN - Country singer Dolly Parton is giving her biggest fans an early Christmas gift. There will be a special worldwide premiere event for "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" the sequel to her hugely popular movie "Coat of Many Colors."

  • Dollywood to get $300 million upgrade - TODAY.com

    Dollywood is supersizing. Country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton told TODAY in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday morning...

  • New Dollywood Resort Planned - ABC News

    Country superstar Dolly Parton has announced an addition to her empire: A new resort hotel to open in the summer of 2015 in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Dolly Parton

Country Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Author and Philanthropist

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Dolly Parton Biography

Born on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Dolly Parton was one of twelve children. After high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue music. She has won a number of Country Music and Grammy awards and starred in the hit films "9 to 5" and "Steel Magnolias." She opened her Dollywood theme park in 1986 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

Country music icon and actress Dolly Parton received her first guitar from a relative and soon started penning her own tunes. At age 10, she started performing professionally, appearing on local television and radio shows in Knoxville. Parton made her Grand Ole Opry debut three years later. Set on a career in music, she then moved to Nashville after finishing high school.

Parton's singing career really started to take off in 1967. Around this time, she partnered with Porter Wagoner on The Porter Wagoner Show. Parton and Wagoner became a popular duo and the pair recorded a slew of country hits together. Much was made of her shapely curves, petite stature and warm personality. Parton scored her first No. 1 country hit in 1971 with "Joshua." More hits soon followed, including 1973's "Jolene" and 1974's "I Will Always Love You," now one of Parton's signature songs. She won the Country Music Award for female vocalist in 1975 and 1976.

In 1977, Parton had her first cross-over smash with the uptempo but bittersweet "Here You Come Again." The song reached the top of both the pop and country charts. She also received her first Grammy Award for her performance of this tune.

Parton perhaps reached the apex of her mainstream success in the 1980s. She not only starred the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," which marked her film debut, but she contributed to its soundtrack. The title song proved to another No. 1 hit for Parton on several charts and earned her an Academy Award nomination.

Over the years, Parton has enjoyed many other successful collaborations. She recorded the Grammy Award-winning album Trio with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt in 1987. Parton explored the music of her Appalachian roots with The Grass Is Blue (1999) with a little help from such talents as Alison Krauss and Patty Loveless. The record won a Grammy for best bluegrass album in 1999. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the following year.

Continuing to write and record, Parton released Backwoods Barbie. The album featured two country hits "Better Get To Livin'" and "Jesus & Gravity." Parton got into public feud with satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern around this time. She was upset after he aired a segment in which previous spoken recordings were manipulated to make it sound like she made some obscene statements.

Even after entering her 60s, Parton showed no signs of slowing down. She released Better Day in 2011, which fared well on the country album charts. The following year, Parton published her latest book "Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You." She is also the author of several other works, including "Dolly: My Life" and "Other Unfinished Business." 2014 saw the release of her next album, "Blue Smoke."

Dolly Parton Videos

  • Dolly Parton's Thoughts On Life | Southern Living
  • Dolly Parton - Home

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dolly Parton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dolly Parton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dolly Parton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dolly Parton?

    Booking fees for Dolly Parton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dolly Parton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dolly Parton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dolly Parton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dolly Parton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dolly Parton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dolly Parton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dolly Parton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dolly Parton for your event is $200,000 and above. Dolly Parton generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kathy Ireland, Henry Winkler, Vicki Lawrence, Bethany Joy Lenz and Ice-T. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dolly Parton for an upcoming event.

Dolly Parton Speaker Videos

  • Dolly Parton's Thoughts On Life | Southern Living
    Dolly Parton - Home

Dolly Parton News

  • Dolly Parton to premiere Christmas movie sequel

    WLOS — Pigeon Forge, TN - Country singer Dolly Parton is giving her biggest fans an early Christmas gift. There will be a special worldwide premiere event for "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" the sequel to her hugely popular movie "Coat of Many Colors."

  • Dollywood to get $300 million upgrade - TODAY.com

    Dollywood is supersizing. Country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton told TODAY in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday morning...

  • New Dollywood Resort Planned - ABC News

    Country superstar Dolly Parton has announced an addition to her empire: A new resort hotel to open in the summer of 2015 in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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