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Transcript of Dolly Parton
Robert Lee and Avie Lee Parton
4th of 12
Lived in 2-room shack
Newspaper covered walls
Locust Ridge, Tennessee
"Coat of Many Colors"
“In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)”
"My Tennessee Mountain Home" Virginia 1; Collins 1; “Parton, Dolly.” (n.d.) 2; “Parton, Dolly.” Current… 338; “Dolly Parton.” The Definitive… 224 The Sound of Music Singing vs. speaking
Guitar at 8
First gig at 11 (encore)
Grand Ole Opry at 13
Hello Nashville “Parton, Dolly.” Current… 339; Dolly. Dolly; “Parton, Dolly.” (n.d.) 2; “Dolly Parton.” bio Finding riches No future
“The Last Thing on My Mind”
“Just Someone I Used to Know”
“Daddy Was an Old Time Preacher Man”
14 top-ten hits
CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Award twice
CMA Vocal group of the year
Billboard’s Best Female Songwriter
citations from BMI for two of their songs
Owepar Publishing Company
Split in 1974
"I Will Always Love You" “Parton, Dolly.” Current… 339; Virginia 1; “Parton Dolly.” (n.d.) 2; Dolly. Dolly; “Dolly Parton.” The Definitive… 224 Writing her way to fame 400 recorded
Concerning the music she has written over the past fifty years, Parton said, “ ‘I’ve always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved.’” (Dolly. Dolly). “Parton, Dolly.” Current… 340; Dolly. Dolly And Cut! Actress
9 to 5
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
Oscar Nomination (song)
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
On Talk Shows
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Her Own Show
Sandollar Productions (co-owned with Sandy Gallin) “Dolly Parton.” bio.; “Parton, Dolly.” (n.d.) 2; Dolly. Dolly; Virginia 2; ("Parton, Dolly." Current... 340; Dawn Books for less Dollywood Foundation
5 million books
92 Native American Communities
60 Books (0-5)
Proud Daddy Virginia 2; "Dolly Parton: 'Book...'" 1; Dolly. Dolly; "Dolly Parton: 'Book...'" 2 "Dolly Parton Dressed it" -Tim McGraw Over-the-top make up and hair
Making her own
"'I had high heels in my high chair and I'll have 'em in my wheelchair. That's just who I am...'".
Hair (bleached & wigs) "Dolly Parton." The Definitive... 224; Parton, Dolly My Life... 58-61; "Parton, Dolly." Current... 341 Time for Fun Dollywood (theme park)
Pigeon Forge, TN
Tennessee's number one tourist attraction
one of the top three theme parks in the world
Dollywood Splash Country (TN's Largest water park) "Dolly Parton." The Definitive...225; "Dolly Parton." bio.; Dolly. Dolly Musical Legend Female Singer of the Year ('75-'76)
Entertainer of the Year
1 of 5 women to ever win
"Here Your Come Again"
#1 on country charts
#3 on pop charts (1st successful crossover)
Title song for 9 to 5
#1 on pop charts
2nd Gold single
Trio (Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris)
Album received Grammy
Grammy for song on second album Virginia 1; "Parton, Dolly." (n.d.) 2; "Dolly Parton." The Definitive... 225; Dolly. Dolly Musical Legend Continued "I Will Always Love You"
1st artist to take number one on the charts twice for the same song
BMI's Most Performed Song of the Year (1993)
Country Music Hall of Fame (2000)
25 Number ones on Country Music Charts (more than any other female artist)
110 career charted singles Dolly. Dolly; “Parton, Dolly." (n.d.) 2; "Dolly Parton." bio. Miss Congeniality named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress
received U.S. government’s National Medal of Arts
recognized at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
published an autobiography
earned star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
honored with bronze statue of her on the courthouse lawn in her hometown Virginia 2; Dolly. Dolly “…If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” (“Dolly Parton Quotes”). Musical Legend Continued 25 RIA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards
over 100 million records sold
3 American Music Awards
5 Academy of Country Music Awards
7 Grammy Awards
10 Country Music Association Awards
member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame
Johnny Mercer Award (for songwriting)
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2011) Dolly. Dolly Shining Star “‘If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.’” (“Dolly Parton.” The Definitive… 224).
"Joshua" (1971), "Coat of Many Colors," "Jolene," and "Love is Like a Butterfly."
Guitar and Banjo
CMA Female Artist of the Year (2)
CMA Entertainer of the Year (1978)
The Grass Is Blue (Grammy)
Those Were the Days
When questioned about her crossover success, Parton said, “‘I’m not leaving country, I’m just taking it with me.’” (Dolly. Dolly).
Trio (Emmylou Harris and Linda Rondstadt)
“Island In The Stream” (Kenny Rogers) “Dolly Parton.” The Definitive… 224; "Dolly Parton." The Definitive... 225; “Parton, Dolly.” The Current… 338; Dolly. Dolly; (“Dolly Parton.” bio.; “Parton, Dolly.” (n.d.) 3 Works cited Collins, Lauren. “Looking Swell.” New Yorker 85.12 (2009): 19-20. Literary Reference Center. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.
Dawn, Randee. “Dolly Parton touches on he touch-ups, calls herself ‘artificial-looking’.” TODAY Entertainment. NBSNews.com, 2012. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.
Dolly. Dolly Parton, 2012. Web. 16 Oct. 2012.
“Dolly Parton.” bio. True Story. A+E Television Networks, LLC, 2012.Web. 16 Oct. 2012.
“Dolly Parton: ‘Book Lady’.” Reading Today 20.4 (2003): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.
“Dolly Parton.” The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music. Ed. Julia Rolf. London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2006. Print.
“Dolly Parton Quotes.” BrainyQuote. BrainyQuote, 2012. Web. 12 Dec. 2012.
“Parton, Dolly.” Current Biography Yearbook. Ed. Charles Moritz. Thirty-Eighth Annual Cumulation-1977 ed. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1978. Print.
Parton, Dolly. My Life and Other Unfinished Business. New York, Harper-Collins, 1994. Print.
“PARTON, Dolly.” (n.d.): Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclodpedia. Web. 18 Oct. 2012.
Virginia, Gorlinski. “Parton, Dolly.” Britannica Biographies (2012): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 16 Oct. 2012. In the Now Lives with Husband Carl Dean (1966) in a 23-room mansion near Nashville ("Tara")
Raises cattle, dogs, and peacocks
Maid Dolly. Dolly; “Dolly Parton.” bio; “Parton, Dolly. Current… 341