Dolly Parton Biography: Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman, known primarily for her work in country music.
Dolly Parton’s net worth
|Net Worth:||$600 Million|
|Born:||January 19, 1946|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Singer|
As of 2022, Dolly Parton’s net worth is $600 million. She is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman from Tennessee. Parton is regarded to be one of the best singers in the world and her albums have sold millions of copies. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly.
Dolly Rebecca Parton was born in 1946 in Sevier County, Tennessee as the fourth of twelve children. Her father was a tobacco farmer. She would later describe her family as being dirt poor and remembers hearing that her father paid the doctor who helped deliver her with a bag of oatmeal. Music always played an important role in her life, and many of her early performances were in church. By the age of 9, Parton was appearing on The Cas Walker Show and later was signed on the small Louisiana label, Goldband Records. The day after Dolly graduated from high school in 1964, she moved to Nashville. She found success as a songwriter very quickly. She teamed up with an uncle named Bill Owens in writing several charting singles.
In 1966, Dolly married Carl Thomas Dean. Dean shuns publicity. He spent much of his life running an asphalt road-surface-paving business in Nashville. He rarely accompanies his wife to public events. According to Parton, Carl has only seen her perform publicly ONCE. Parton and Dean helped raise several of Parton’s younger siblings, and although she has no children of her own, she is active in the lives of her nieces and nephews, and is also the godmother of performer, Miley Cyrus.
Here are some of the best highlights of Dolly Parton’s career:
- Jolene (Song, 1974)
- 9 to 5 (Song, 1980)
- Blue Smoke (Album, 2014)
- Grammy Hall of Fame (2014)
Parton began her television career when she was 10 years old. Later her career began flourishing in the year 1967 when she partnered with entertainer Porter Wagoner for the Porter Wagoner Show. This partnership also helped her in receiving a musical contract from RCA Records. RCA Records released her first single as a duet partnered with Porter Wagoner, a cover of Tom Paxton’s song ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’ which was released in 1967 and reached the country top ten in early 1968.
In 1977, she released her first crossover number ‘Here You Come Again’ which topped both Pop and Country Music charts. She received her first Grammy Award for this performance in 1978. Beginning 1999 she recorded a series of albums inspired by Bluegrass music – a type of American country music. She made four albums ‘The Grass is Blue’, ‘Little Sparrow’, ‘Halos & Horns’ and ‘Those Were the Days’. In 2005, she also wrote the song ‘Travelin’ Thru’ for the feature film ‘Transamerica’ for which she was nominated for an Academy Award that year. Since then she has been active through appearances on musical shows, releasing her own song collection and so on. In 2013, she collaborated with Kenny Rogers for a musical album ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’.