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Dolly receives the Living Legend Medal

Published April 14, 2004 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

Dolly presented with Living Legend Medal from the Library of Congress in 2004

On April 14, 2004, Dolly received the Living Legend Medal from the Library of Congress, its most prestigious award given to people who have made significant contributions to America’s cultural, scientific and social heritage.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington presented the award to Dolly at a special ceremony in Washington D.C. Billington said of Dolly at the ceremony,

“Dolly Parton has made an indelible mark on pop culture. Her contributions to crossover music, her ability to give voice to women’s issues and the retention of her early Appalachian roots all stand as tribute to the artistry, heart and soul that Dolly brings to all she does.”

Team Dolly

Team Dolly

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

Team DollyDolly receives the Living Legend Medal