Dolly Rebecca Parton was born in Tennessee in 1946. She is one of twelve children born to a poor tobacco farmer and his wife.
Before she could read or write, she was making up her own songs. She got her first guitar at age 8 and by age 11, she was singing on a Knoxville, TN radio station.
The day after she graduated from high school in 1964, she moved to Nashville
In 1967 she had recorded her first two songs "Something Fishy" and "Dumb Blonde". Porter Wagoner heard hear and hired her for his TV show.
In 1974 Dolly left Porter to go solo and the rest is history.
She has recorded many songs, won many awards and has starred in several movies, my favorites being "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" and "9 To 5".
In 1986 Dolly opened an amusement park in Pigeon Forge, TN as a way to give back to her roots. The park is called "Dollywood".
Some of Dolly's biggest songs include "Coat of Many Colors", "Jolene" and the theme song to the movie "9 To 5". But her biggest his will always be "I Will Always Love You".