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Dolly Parton

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Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the radio, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner's weekly syndicated TV program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", was a top-ten hit on the country singles chart and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974. Moving towards mainstream pop music, her 1977 single "Here You Come Again" was a success on both the country and pop charts. A string of pop-country hits followed into the mid-1980s, the most successful being her 1981 hit "9 to 5" (from the film of the same name) and her 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers "Islands in the Stream", both of which topped the U.S. pop and country singles charts. A pair of albums recorded with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were among her later successes. In the late 1990s, she returned to classic country/bluegrass with a series of acclaimed recordings. Non-musical ventures include Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and her efforts on behalf of childhood literacy, particularly her Imagination Library, as well as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and Pirates Voyage.Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide. She has garnered 8 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Award nominations, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 46 Grammy nominations, tying her with Beyoncé for the most Grammy nominations for a woman and placing her in eighth place overall. In 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, the best known of which include "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5", and "My Tennessee Mountain Home". Parton is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.As an actress, she starred in 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Steel Magnolias, Wild Texas Wind, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, Blue Valley Songbird, and Joyful Noise.

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Discography

  • Dolly Parton Største Hits
  • Little Sparrow, 2001
  • Coat of Many Colors, 1971
  • Once Upon a Christmas, 1997
  • Greatest Hits, 1989
  • Love Is Like a Butterfly, 1974
  • Heartbreaker, 1978
  • Joshua, 1971
  • My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, 1969
  • My Tennessee Mountain Home, 1973
  • Gold: Greatest Hits, 2001
  • Super Hits
  • Eagle When She Flies, 1991
  • Jolene / My Tennessee Mountain Home
  • Puppy Love, 2006
  • Just Between You and Me
  • Burlap & Satin, 1983
  • Songs of Love and Heartache, 2002
  • The Little Things: 18 Great Country Songs, 1993
  • The Collection, 2004
  • The Essential One: I Will Always Love You, 1995
  • Best of Legende Country
  • Jolene, 1999
  • 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs, 2009
  • Once More, 1970
  • Rainbow
  • Ultimate Dolly Parton, 2003
  • Legendary, 2000
  • 24 Country Hits, 1992
  • The Best of Dolly Parton, 1990
  • The Very Best of Dolly Parton, Volume 2, 2007
  • Bargain Store
  • The Great Pretender, 1984
  • Trio, 1987
  • The Very Best of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, 1993
  • I Believe
  • The Essential Dolly Parton (disc 2)
  • Jolene: Greatest Hits
  • The Essential Dolly Parton, Volume 2, 1997
  • Great Balls of Fire, 1979
  • Sweet Harmony
  • The Bluegrass Collection, 2003
  • Live and Well, 2004
  • All I Can Do, 1976
  • Better Day, 2011
  • Best Lovesongs, 1991
  • For God and Country, 2003
  • Country Heroes, 1989
  • White Limozeen, 1989
  • Hungry Again, 1998
  • Live From London, 2010
  • 16 Biggest Hits, 2007
  • Two of a Kind
  • Heartsongs: Live From Home, 1994
  • Dolly Parton: Legendary Country Singers, 1998
  • Dolly, 2009
  • Backwoods Barbie, 2008
  • Halos & Horns, 2002
  • Hello, I'm Dolly, 1967
  • Trio II, 1998
  • Real Love, 1985
  • The Winning Hand, 1982
  • Heartbreak Express, 1982
  • Country Classics
  • The Essential Porter and Dolly
  • Kenny Rogers Demos
  • Joshua / Coat of Many Colors
  • The Real Dolly Parton, 2013
  • Mission Chapel Memories 1971-1975, 2001
  • Legends, 2005
  • Something Special, 1995
  • Jolene: Her Greatest Hits
  • The Ultimate Collection
  • RCA Country Legends, 2002
  • The Bargain Store, 1975
  • Treasures, 1996
  • Dolly: The Seeker / We Used To, 1975
  • The World of Dolly Parton
  • Both Sides of Dolly Parton
  • The RCA Years 1967-1986
  • Just Because I'm a Woman, 2008
  • Blue Smoke / The Best Of, 2014
  • Blue Smoke, 2014
  • The Best There Is
  • Playlist: The Very Best of Dolly Parton
  • Country Legends, 2005
  • Porter & Dolly, 1980
  • Here You Come Again, 2001
  • Just the Way I Am
  • Collections, 2005
  • Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, 2006
  • Love Songs
  • We Found It, 1973
  • The Real..., 2013
  • I Will Always Love You, 1996
  • The Grass Is Blue, 1999
  • Favourites
  • The Great Dolly Parton
  • 36 All-Time Greatest Hits: I Will Always Love You
  • New Harvest... First Gathering, 1977
  • Dolly, Dolly, Dolly, 1980
  • Bubbling Over, 1973
  • Precious Memories
  • Home for Christmas, 1990
  • Honky Tonk Angels, 1993
  • A Life in Music: The Ultimate Collection, 1997
  • The Essential Dolly Parton, 2010
  • American Music Legends, 2005
  • Best Of, 2004
  • From the Heart
  • Those Were the Days, 2005
  • All I Can Do / New Harvest...First Gathering, 2007
  • Just the Two of Us, 1968
  • The Fairest of Them All, 1970
  • Touch Your Woman
  • The Essential Dolly Parton (feat. Porter Wagoner)
  • Singer Songwriter & Legendary Performer Dolly Parton, 2007
  • The Greatest Hits
  • The Very Best of Dolly Parton, 2007
  • The Love Album, 1989
  • 20 Greatest Hits
  • Porter 'n' Dolly, 1974
  • Queen of Country
  • Slow Dancing With the Moon, 1993
  • Straight Talk: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • The Tour Collection, 2008

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On Aug 10, 2010. 9:44pm
Anonymous said

Does anyone know where I can get Dolly Parton's Treasures CD (other than from ebay/amazon, as i'm not a fan of e-shopping). Its a prezzie for my mum. Any help will be much appreciated.

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