Country superstar, beloved southern icon, Dolly Parton of Tennessee is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and philanthropist. One of the most widely admired musicians of her generation she is also one of the most honored female recording artists of all time.
The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified 25 of her single or album releases as either Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum. She has had a record-breaking 26 songs reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Charts and 42 career top-10 country albums—another industry record. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, collaboration records, compilation usage, and paid digital downloads during Parton's career have topped 100 million records. A multi-talented and transcendent artist, Dolly is one of a highly exclusive club of entertainers to have received award nominations from each of the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.
In 2005, Dolly was honored with the National Medal of Arts, the highest accolade given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts and on December 3, 2006, Parton received the Kennedy Center Honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her lifetime of contributions to the arts.
In 2018, Dolly even received a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted alongside Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris in recognition of their work as a trio.
Despite her fame, record-breaking recoding career and innumerable awards and accolades, Dolly is the ultimate expression of down-home, feet-on-the-ground totally approachable southern charm. This captivating personality, as much as her artistic achievements, are the secret of her universal and multi-generational appeal.
Official Website: https://www.dollyparton.com/