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Dolly Parton

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best-known for her work in country music. In the four-and-a-half decades since her national-chart début, she remains one of the most-successful female artists in the history of the country genre which garnered her the title of 'The Queen of Country Music', with twenty-five number-one singles, and a record forty-one top-10 country albums. She has the distinction of having performed on a top-five country hit in each of the last five decades and is tied with Reba McEntire as the only country artists with No. 1 singles in four consecutive decades. She is known for her distinctive soprano, sometimes bawdy humor, flamboyant dress sense and voluptuous figure. Childhood Dolly Parton was born in Sevierville, Tennessee, the fourth of twelve children born: Her family was, as she described them, "dirt poor". She described her family's shortness of money in a number of her early songs, notably "Coat of Many Colors" which happens to be her favorite, still today, to sing over all of her others, and "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)". They lived in a rustic, dilapidated one-room cabin in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, a hamlet just north of the Greenbrier Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains of Sevier County, a predominantly Pentecostal area. Music formed a major part of her early church experience. She once told an interviewer that her grandfather was a Pentecostal "holy-roller" preacher.Today, when appearing in live concerts, she frequently performs spiritual songs.

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Paula Deen
Riding Dolly Parton's Coattails to Cook Up New Restaurant

Paula Deen's hitching her wagon to Dolly Parton to try to bury her n-word scandal ... forging ahead with a new restaurant right next to Dolly's amusement park.Paula Deen's Family… READ MORE >

Dolly Parton 911 -- 'The Driver Is Trapped In the Car'

Dolly Parton 911
'The Driver Is Trapped In the Car'

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by a bystander moments after Dolly Parton was involved in a car accident in Nashville yesterday. During the call, the male witness says he saw the car Dolly was… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Dolly Parton -- HOSPITALIZED After Fender Bender

Dolly Parton
HOSPITALIZED After Fender Bender

Dolly Parton was rushed to a hospital in Nashville this morning -- and luckily her boobs are O.K. ... TMZ has learned.A rep for the Nashville PD tells us Dolly was a passenger in a car being… READ MORE >

- 182 days ago
Whitney Houston -- Tombstone Now Etched with Her Most Famous Song Lyrics

Whitney Houston
Tombstone Etched with Most Famous Lyrics

When you think of Whitney Houston you think ... "I Will Always Love You"  -- and now you always will, because it's engraved on her tombstone. Whitney's grave at Fairview Cemetery in… READ MORE >

- 280 days ago
Dolly Parton -- Count Me in On Oprah's Not-a-Lesbian Club

Dolly Parton
Count Me in On Oprah's Not-a-Lesbian Club

Dolly Parton set the record straight ... she and her longtime pal are not lesbians -- and, in fact, they're just like Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King ... FRIENDS.Check out TMZ on TV -- click here to… READ MORE >

- 510 days ago
Dolly Parton -- Sorry Ladies, I'm NOT a Lesbian

Dolly Parton
Sorry Ladies, I'm NO Lesbian

Dolly Parton is NOT gay ... the same way that Oprah Winfrey is not gay ... so says Dolly Parton. Dolly set the record straight about her sexual orientation during an interview with "Nightline."… READ MORE >

- 511 days ago
Dolly Parton -- My Halloween Costume is Gonna Be TRASHY!!!

Dolly Parton
My Halloween Costume is Gonna Be TRASHY!!!

Dolly Parton is gonna be a NAUGHTY girl this Halloween ... and she's not afraid to admit it.   Parton was having dinner at Matteo's in L.A. last night ... when she told us she had picked… READ MORE >

- 543 days ago
Dolly Parton -- I Didn't Mean to Diss Whitney Houston, 'I Will Always Love You' Is OUR Song

Dolly Parton
I Didn't Mean to Diss Whitney 'I Will Always Love You' Is OURS

Dolly Parton is eating her words after calling "I Will Always Love You" HER song -- despite it being made famous by Whitney Houston -- and now tells TMZ, she's happy to share it with the late… READ MORE >

- 794 days ago
Dolly Parton: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Dolly Parton
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Despite over 45 years in the business, Dolly Parton still looks brand new.Here's the 34-year-old Queen of Country back in 1980 (left) -- and nearly 32 years later, the 65-year-old at the Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 827 days ago
Dolly Parton -- Involved in Massive Bust!

Dolly Parton
Involved in Massive Bust!

Legendary country diva Dolly Parton got busted last night.The naturally talented 65-year-old showed off her trademark ginormous bosom buddies at the premiere of her new film "Joyful Noise" in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 832 days ago

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