Her life is a rags-to-rhinestones story which began on January 19, 1946 and remains as vibrant and relevant as ever. Born the fourth child of 12, to mother, Avie Lee and father, Robert Lee, Dolly grew up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Music runs deep in the Parton family and while many played important parts in Dolly’s success, she credits Uncle Bill Owens for helping her get started in the music business.
From taking the stage of “The Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour” in Knoxville, TN, to landing a spot on “The Porter Wagoner Show,” Dolly’s talent and ambition soon catapulted her to super-stardom.
Today, her songs have captured the hearts of generations. Her electric smile has brightened the lives of millions. Her trademark style is recognized across the globe.
You’re invited to read, watch, and listen as the journey of Dolly Parton unfolds.