Dolly Parton has been on the scene for decades now. She is a well-known country singer and has captured the hearts of generations. People don’t know, even some of her fans, that Parton has gone through some tragedies over the years. Not only does she have fans in the US, but she also has fans from all over the world.
We can all say that she is a sweetheart and a pretty loving person.
Over the years, she has grown her fan base and is quite a powerful woman.
Born in Locust Ridge, Dolly was the fourth child in a family of twelve. Her story of becoming who she is today is pretty amazing.
Her family noticed that she had a talent. And it was her uncle Bill Owens that introduced her to the music industry.
From the moment she first appeared on ‘The Porter Wagoner Show,’ she started to get noticed. She premiered her two biggest singles, ‘Jolene’ and ‘Love is Like a Butterfly’ on the show, and they became huge hits.
The Country Music Association awarded Dolly with the Country Music Singer of the Year award in 1975 and 1976. At one point in her career, she tried to make a pop single and break into that genre. She did that with the song ‘Here You Come Again.’
That same song got her, her first Grammy Award, the first of many that came later. But the one song that cemented her in the music industry was ‘9 to 5,’ which still to this day is a huge hit.
People started to love her, not only for her music but for her gorgeous smile and amazing style. She even had a few movie roles throughout the years.
Some of the films that she starred in were in the 80s and were called ‘Nine to Five,’ ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ and ‘Steel Magnolias.’ There is no denying that Dolly is a true icon.
She has always proved she is good at what she does, whether that is singing or acting. Here are some of her more interesting moments.
10. Telling a joke at the Emmys.
She got to reunite with two of her co-stars from the movie’ 9 to 5′. On stage, she congratulated them on their nomination and told a joke about a vibrator.
9. Black Live Matter view
Some things that she said may annoy some of her fans. Things that she mentioned made some fans boycott against her.
In an interview, she was asked about what she thought about the movement, and Dolly said that, of course, she is approving it.
8. Talking about sexism that she endured when she was starting her career.
Many people didn’t like Dolly dressed, but as she matured more and was becoming pretty popular, she started to call out some people.
Many people judged Dolly because she was wearing a ton of make-up, and she has many cosmetic surgeries.
7. Many fans dress up like her
She has said that she loves seeing people at her concerts dressed up as her in the past.
She even said that she changes up some of her songs to let the fans know that she appreciates their effort to look like her.
6. Falling short at the Oscars.
Dolly was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2006, but the Oscar went to Three 6 Mafia.
5. Her Reading Program
Back in 1990, Parton created The Imagination Library. Through the years, she has been involved in many other charities as well.
To this day, her charity has sent over 141 million books to kids all around the world.
4. Dolly’s humor
She has always had a good sense of humor.
3. She has donated one million dollars to coronavirus research.
When the pandemic started, Dolly donated the money to Vanderbilt University Medical Center so that research could be done.
2. Exposing her husband
In one interview she did at a late-night show, Dolly said that her husband has a big crush on Jennifer Aniston, and was excited when Dolly worked with her.
She even said that he has talked about having a threesome with Aniston and Parton during the show.
She then added that he couldn’t even get it out to pee, let alone get it up for three. That statement sent the show host to the ground laughing.
1. Refusing the rights to half of her song to Elvis Presley.
Presley wanted to record the song ‘I Will Always Love You,’ and wanted half of the song’s rights. On the other hand, Parton refused to give him half of the rights, wanting all of them to herself.
Years later, Whitney Houston recorded the iconic song.