Dolly Parton At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
There are many facets of Dolly Parton, as a songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author and philanthropist; though, she is most well known for her career as a country artist. With more than 3,000 songs composed, $100 million in album sales and the most honors of any female country performers, Dolly Parton has, without a doubt, made a name for herself in the music industry. Born in 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, Parton began singing at a young age, appearing in local radio and television programs all around Eastern Tennessee. She began as a songwriter with Combine Publishing, though, by 1965, she was signed with Monument Records as an artist. She started as a bubblegum pop singer, though it quickly became apparent that she was more suited to country. For the next few years, she found success with RCA Victor as her recording company. In 1969, she was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.