Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946. At age 13, she had already recorded on a small label and appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. In 1964, she moved to Nashville to commence her career as a country singer. some years after by then, she became famous and won many awards, such as:
Country Music Association awards (1968, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976)
Grammy award: Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for her song “Here You Come Again” (1977)
Grammy award: Best Country Performance Duo or Group with Vocals, for “Trio” (1988)
Grammy award: Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (2000)
The Tex Ritter Award in the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards
Moreover, Dolly Parton has just become the first artist to land a top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in each decade since the 1960s. A remake of “Jolene,” by vocal group Pentatonix featuring Parton hit the chart at No. 18. Last year, together with other twenty-nine musicians, she played an outstanding performance in The 50th Annual CMA Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena. They just launched a song entitled “Forever Country” as a tribute to John Denver for his contribution for country music. To celebrate that special achievement, they sang a wonderful medley song by combining John Denver‘s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You” and Willie Nelson‘s “On the Road Again”.
Her dedication and love for country music make the music lovers, especially country fans, regard her with honor as “Queen of Country Music.”