Grand Ole Opry Member Spotlight: Dolly Parton
 
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
12 Photos

Grand Ole Opry Member Spotlight: Dolly Parton

ORDERING INFORMATION
Book by Phone:
1-800-987-9852
Book Online:

She knows she's not dumb, she knows she's not blonde, and everyone knows who she is — Grand Ole Opry member Dolly Parton is arguably one of the most successful and universally recognized country music icons in the history of the genre. With a personality that demands the spotlight and a voice that demands attention, Dolly Parton continues to share her successes, both artistically through music and film, as well as charitably through a host of sponsored organizations. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

Background and Early Career

  • Dolly Parton was born January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, as the fourth of twelve children. What the family lacked in money and riches, they made up for in love, making Dolly's decision to move to Nashville the day after graduating high school a difficult one. However, she met Carl Dean, the man she would marry two years, on the very day she arrived in Nashville. By the time she was 20, Dolly was a regular on The Porter Wagoner Show, sparking a creative partnership that has yet to be rivaled.
  • Dolly also found remarkable success on her own as a solo artist, and to date has written more than 600 songs — many of which are autobiographical in nature. Other musical partnerships with artists like Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and others have also led to music magic. Dolly has made a name outside of the music world with blockbuster films, successful business endeavors, and charitable contributions, many of which continue to benefit the youths of Sevier County, Tennessee.

Grand Ole Opry Induction

  • Dolly Parton was welcomed as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on January 4, 1969.

Dolly Parton at the Opry

  • Dolly continues to draw huge crowds everywhere that she goes, including the Grand Ole Opry. To see if Dolly will be at the Opry in the coming weeks, visit the VME Grand Ole Opry Blog.

Notable Hits

  • "Mule Skinner Blues"
  • "Joshua"
  • "Coat of Many Colors"
  • "Touch Your Woman"
  • "Jolene"
  • "I Will Always Love You"
  • "The Bargain Store"
  • "The Seeker"
  • "Here You Come Again"
  • "Two Doors Down"
  • "Heartbreaker"
  • "Baby I'm Burning"
  • "You're the Only One"
  • "9 to 5"
  • "But You Know I Love You"
  • "Tennessee Homesick Blues"
  • "Think About Love"
  • "Silver and Gold"
  • "When I Get Where I'm Going"

More Information

Reviews
Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
The ticket price was great the seat was only seven rows back albeit a little too far to one side for my liking. Nonetheless, it was still a good seat and the show was excellent. Vacations made easy lived up to its name. We simply traded in our print-out tickets for official ones at the ticket office and walked right in and took our seats. It was easy. Thank you. I will definitely recommend vme to anyone who would listen.
5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating
-- Lawrence Normore - L'Anse Au Loup, NL
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The reba exhibit was wonderful. It is great to see and hear about singers and actors family history and how they get started in the business. It was great to see the older style of country music outfits and to hear some older country songs. The carrie underwood exhibit was amazing as well. I would recommend this to people that are going to visit nashville.
5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating
-- Brenda Smith - Lucan, Ontario
Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Great show, great seats! Was kinda cool to be part of live radio broadcast. The only comment i would have is to plan how you're getting there from hotel. We took bus from town (very cheap), but bus let us off at mall. We didn't know where grand ol opry was located from there so we panicked a little til we found out it was just on other side of mall. There are some nice restaurants in mall so plan on getting there soon enough to enjoy dinner before the show. We also took backstage tour immediately after show & well worth it. Came out through gift shop, was shuttled to where taxis were parked and was back at hotel in town in no time. Cab was reasonable, too.
5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating
-- Judith Kettering - North Huntingdon, PA
Try searching by keyword or choose a specific date.
Search:
View By Date:
Arrival Date:
 
Length of Visit:
View By Date:
Arrival Date:
 
Length of Visit:
Checkout
Cart
Contact Customer Service at
800-987-9852
Secure Online Payment Options
credit card logos