Dolly Parton’s Favorite Birthday

Published January 19, 2016 / Last Updated January 19, 2016
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Dolly shares why turning 18 and moving to Nashville takes the cake for favorite birthday memory.

From an early age, Dolly knew she wanted to become a star. As a teenager in East Tennessee, she could hardly wait until she was old enough to leave home and move to Nashville, TN.

Before she turned 18, Dolly pursued her dreams in Music City part-time with her Uncle Bill Owens. The two had a publishing contract, and Dolly had released two songs on Mercury Records, but she knew she wanted to be there full-time. She counted down the days until she could make her big move. Dolly said,

“Probably the best birthday I ever had was when I turned 18, because I had been traveling back and forth to Nashville all those years before, and I knew my Daddy would send a posse after me if I left before I was 18.”

 

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Dolly’s Dream Box

Published April 2, 2014 / Last Updated October 17, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Contents of Dolly’s Dream Box for Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort revealed

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort was driven by Dolly’s dream to create a place where families can reconnect. To honor her dreams and the people who made them possible, Dolly created a Dream Box which will remain locked until 2045. Visiting families can see Dolly’s Dream Box on display at the resort.

“My resort is a dream 30 years in the making, and the items I picked for my Dream Box are closely tied to special people who encouraged me and certain events in my life where that encouragement paid off,”

said Dolly.

Dolly’s Dream Box contains:

  1. A copy of her 2012 book “Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You” which expands on the popular 2009 commencement speech that Dolly delivered at the University of Tennessee.
  2. A piece of wood from Dolly’s Tennessee Mountain Home’s front porch, a favorite gathering spot for her family and where she sang as a child growing up in the Smoky Mountains.
  3. A song written by Dolly for the future to be released in 2045 that shares her hopes and dreams for the future.
  4. A sealed mystery box made of chestnut, the contents of which are known only to Dolly and are to remain unopened until 2045. The box honors Dolly’s Uncle Bill Owens who, early on, recognized his niece’s talents and helped her career take flight. Owens’ work with the American Chestnut Foundation helped develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree, restoring it to the woodlands of the Eastern U.S.
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Dolly dedicates the Uncle Bill Owens room at Dollywood

Published March 23, 2013 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly honors one of her longest and most beloved supporters, her Uncle Bill Owens with the Uncle Bill room in her Chasing Rainbows Museum

Dolly credits her Uncle Bill Owens with being one of her earliest supporters and one of the biggest reasons she reached for her childhood dreams. On March 23, 2013, she dedicated a section of her Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood in honor of Uncle Bill and everything he has done for her. The room features pictures, songs, her very first single and, occasionally, Uncle Bill himself!

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‘Honky Tonk Angels’

Published November 2, 1993 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly records ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette

In 1993, Dolly collaborated with fellow country music legends Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette to release the album “Honky Tonk Angels.” The album appeared on the Columbia Nashville Label. Dolly co-produced the recording with Steve Buckingham.

“Honky Tonk Angels” is mostly comprised of country standards. It also features songs like Dolly’s original tune “Let Her Fly and “Put it off Until Tomorrow” by Dolly and Bill Owens. Both Lynn and Wynette pinned songs on the album as well.

The song, “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. It also earned a CMA Award nomination for Vocal Event of the Year.

The album reached No. 6 on the Billboard Country Album chart and No. 42 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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‘Eagle When She Flies’

Published April 6, 1991 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Dolly releases 30th solo album, ‘Eagle When She Flies’

Dolly released her 30th solo album, “Eagle When She Flies,” on April 6, 1991, featuring collaborations with fellow country artists Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Lorrie Morgan and Ricky Van Shelton.


 

Several singles from the album achieved Top 20 status on the country charts while the title song reached No. 33. The album made it to No. 1 on the country charts, reached No. 24 on the U.S Top 200 and sold 74,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for the sale of one million copies. Dolly picked up two additional GRAMMY nominations with this project. “Eagle When She Flies” was nominated for Best Country Song. Also, Dolly and Ricky Van Shelton were nominated for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.

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