Dolly Parton

Biography

19 January 1946, Sevierville, Tennessee, USA. Dolly Rebecca Parton’s poor farming parents paid the doctor in cornmeal for attending the birth of the fourth of their 12 offspring. After her appearances as a singing guitarist on local radio as a child, including the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Parton left school in 1964. Her recorded output had included a raucous rockabilly song called ‘Puppy Love’ for a small label as early as 1958, but a signing to Monument in 1966 - the time of... Read more

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country
female vocalists
singer-songwriter
bluegrass
folk
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