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Born in Sevierville, Tenn., as the fourth of 12 children living in a one-room cabin, Dolly Parton learned of her musical abilities at an early age. The now-country icon began performing all over Eastern Tennessee while she was still a child; in 1964, at the age of 18 — just one day after graduating from high school — Parton moved to Nashville. In Music City, the artist signed to Combine Publishing House and Monument Records and quickly found success as a songwriter, penning hits such as Bill Phillips’ “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” and Skeeter Davis’ “Fuel to the Flame,” among others. In 1967, Parton released her debut album, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’, and became a part of both Porter Wagoner’s weekly TV show and touring show. She remained with Wagoner until 1974, when she left to work on her solo career; in response to their “breakup” and Wagoner’s reported animosity toward her decision, Parton penned her hit single “I Will Always Love You.” The singer found success at radio, but it wasn’t until her seventh album, 1971’s ‘Joshua’, that Parton scored her first No. 1 hit, the disc’s title track. She has gone on to become one of the most successful artists of any genre, selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. In addition to her music career, Parton is also a successful actress (‘9 to 5′ and ‘Steel Magnolias’, among others), runs her Imagination Library and, since 1986, has owned the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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Cam Praises Dolly Parton: ‘She’s the Most Brilliant’

At the 2016 ACM Honors, Cam praised country legend Dolly Parton and talked about her 2016 Burning House Tour.

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Dolly Parton, Pentatonix Team Up for ‘Jolene’ [WATCH]

Dolly Parton teamed up with Pentatonix for an a cappella cover of her 1973 hit "Jolene," and the results will blow you away.

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Country Stars Sound Off About the 2016 Presidential Election

As November nears, a number of country singers have been making their thoughts on the presidential election known.

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All-Star ‘Forever Country’ Single, Music Video to Celebrate Country Music’s History

On Sept. 16, the Country Music Association will release "Forever Country," a new single featuring 30 of the biggest names in country music.

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Interview: Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt Reflect on ‘Trio’ Projects

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt speak with The Boot and other reporters about their 'Trio' albums and the new 'The Complete Trio Collection'.

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Top 10 Country Songs About Work

The Boot counts down country music's best songs about work.

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Dolly Parton License Plates Available in Tennessee

Dolly Parton fans in Tennessee can now show their love for the country icon with their license plates.

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Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, ‘Waltz Across Texas Tonight’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Dolly PartonLinda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris premiere the song "Waltz Across Texas Tonight" exclusively with The Boot.

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Dolly Parton Shares ‘Christmas of Many Colors’ Premiere Date

Dolly Parton has revealed the premiere date for her new TV movie, 'Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love'.

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Dolly Parton Spills the Beans About Jennifer Nettles’ Christmas Album

Jennifer Nettles will be releasing a Christmas album -- and fans have Dolly Parton to thank for that knowledge!

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