Life & Career

First Grand Ole Opry performance Dolly's 1st Grand Ole Opry Performance 1959

Introduced by Johnny Cash, at age 13, Dolly Parton's first Grand Ole Opry performance with Uncle Bill Owens in 1959 receives 3 encores.

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Puppy Love - Dolly Parton's First Single 'Puppy Love' - Dolly Parton's First Single

In 1959 "Puppy Love," written by Parton/Owens, was released on Goldband Records by Dolly Parton at age 13, becoming her first single.

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Cas Walker Show - Dolly's First Radio & TV Show Dolly performs on Cas Walker Show

Dolly's Uncle Bill Owens helps land her first radio and television gig on Cas Walker Show on WIVK Radio in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Little Tiny Tasseltop Little Tiny Tasseltop - Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton composes her first song, "Little Tiny Tasseltop," at the age of five, with the help of her mother, Avie Lee Parton.

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Dr. Robert F. Thomas Dr. Robert F. Thomas

Dr. Robert F. Thomas delivers Dolly Rebecca Parton on January 19, 1946.

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