Dolly Parton Similar Artists

Reba McEntire - 100% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1955, Chockie, Oklahoma, USA. One of four children, McEntire’s family owned a 7, 000-acre ranch and participated in rodeos, a background which later inspired the song ‘Daddy’. She sang with her sister Susie and brother Pake McEntire as the Singing McEntires, and in 1972, they recorded for the small Boss label. In 1974, she was asked to sing ‘The Read more

Tammy Wynette - 99% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Virginia Wynette Pugh, 5 May 1942, Itawamba County, near Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, d. 6 April 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Wynette is primarily known for two songs, ‘Stand By Your Man’ and ‘D.I.V.O.R.C.E.’, but her huge catalogue includes 20 US country number 1 hits, mostly about standing by your man or getting divorced. After her father died when she Read more

Loretta Lynn - 98% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Loretta Webb, 14 April 1935, Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA. Lynn is a coalminer’s daughter, being the second of the eight children of Ted and Clara Webb. She is one-quarter Cherokee and her name came from her mother’s fondness for movie star Loretta Young. She was raised in a small shack during the Depression and was attracted to country music as an 11-year-old, wh Read more

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Porter Wagoner - 69% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1927, West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, USA, d. 28 October 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Wagoner grew up listening to country music on the radio, particularly the weekly Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. He learned to play the guitar at the age of 10 and, owing to his father’s illness, his education was curtailed in order that he could help with the farm work. Read more

Emmylou Harris - 68% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more

Patty Loveless - 66% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lee Ramey, 4 January 1957, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. The youngest of eight children, she began to write songs and sing in local venues with her brother Roger, after the family relocated to Louisville. When she was 14 years old they visited Nashville, where her singing and songwriting so impressed the Wilburn Brothers (although they felt she was not mature enough to Read more

Lynn Anderson - 65% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lynn Rene Anderson, 26 September 1947, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. Anderson, the daughter of country songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, was raised in California. She started performing at the age of six, but her first successes were in horse shows. Her quarter horses amassed 700 trophies and she won major awards as a rider at shows all over California. In 1966, recordin Read more

Kenny Rogers - 58% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Donald Rogers, 21 August 1938, Houston, Texas, USA. Rogers was the fourth of eight children, born in a poor area, where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. By sheer perseverance, he became the first member of his family to graduate. By 1955 Rogers was part of a doo-wop group, the Scholars, who recorded ‘Poor Little Doggie’, ‘S Read more

Tanya Tucker - 56% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tanya Denise Tucker, 10 October 1958, Seminole, Texas, USA. Tucker’s father, Beau, a construction worker, and her mother, Juanita, encouraged her fledgling musical talents. Her early years were spent in Wilcox, Arizona, before moving to Phoenix in 1967. Her father booked her to perform with visiting country stars on stage at local fairs. Never one to consider that some Read more

Cher - 54% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Dance Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre, 20 May 1946, El Centro, California, USA. Cher began working as a session singer in an attempt to finance an acting career. She recorded with producer Phil Spector as a backing vocalist, having become romantically attached to his studio assistant and PR man Sonny Bono. After releasing two singles under the name Caesar And Cleo, the duo then achie Read more

Bette Midler - 53% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1945, Aiea, Hawaii, USA. As a singer, comedienne and actress, Midler rose to fame with an outrageous, raunchy stage act, and became known as ‘The Divine Miss M’, ‘Trash With Flash’ and ‘Sleaze With Ease’. Her mother, a fan of the movies, named her after Bette Davis. Raised in Hawaii, as one of the few white students in her school, and Read more

Dixie Chicks - 49% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This female trio’s beguiling mixture of bluegrass, straight country and pop shook up the contemporary country scene in the late 90s. Raised in Texas, USA, sisters Martie Maguire (Martie Erwin, 12 October 1969; mandolin/fiddle) and Emily Robison (b. Emily Erwin, 16 August 1972; banjo/dobro) were playing their instruments from an early age. When they were still only teena Read more

Barbra Streisand - 48% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbra Joan Streisand, 24 April 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A celebrated actress, singer, and film producer, from childhood Streisand was eager to make a career in showbusiness, happily singing and ‘playacting’ for neighbours in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised. At the age of 15, she had a trial run with a theatrical company in upstate New Read more

Crystal Gayle - 47% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brenda Gail Webb, 9 January 1951, Paintsville, Kentucky, USA. Gayle was the last of eight children born to Ted and Clara Webb. Her sister, the country singer Loretta Lynn, had her own story told in the movie The Coal Miner’s Daughter. By the time Gayle was born, her father had lung disease, and he died when she was eight. When Gayle was four, the family moved to Wabash, Read more

Patsy Cline - 45% match to Dolly Parton

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Virginia Patterson Hensley, 8 September 1932, Gore, near Winchester, Virginia, USA, d. 5 March 1963, Camden, Tennessee, USA. Her father, Sam Hensley, already had two children from a previous marriage when he married Hilda, Patsy’s mother - a woman many years his junior. Hilda was only 16 when Patsy was born and they grew up like sisters. At the age of four, Patsy was in Read more


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