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Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton

American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music add

Category: Music

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (61%), Tennessee (9%), United Kingdom (7%)

Main connections: Tennessee, I Will Always Love You, Kenny Rogers

Linked to: Academy Award for Best Original Song, Dollywood Foundation, American Film Institute, Academy Award for Best Song




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Dolly Parton was born in 1946 add something


In addition to her performing appearances on "The Porter Wagoner Show" in the 1960s and into the 1970s; her two self-titled television variety shows in the 1970s and 1980s; and on "American Idol" in 2008 and other guest appearances, Parton has acted in television roles add something


In the 1960s and early 1970s, Parton toured as a member of Porter Wagoner's road show, as well as with a number of other country musicians, including George Jones and Linda Ronstadt add something


Parton has appeared as a frequent presenter and performer on a number of awards shows, from the 1960s through the 2010s, and she remains a popular guest on a number of talk shows add something


The following year, "Treasures", an album of covers of 1960s and '70s hits was released, and featured a diverse collection of material, including songs by Mac Davis, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell add something


Chet Atkins - He had brought Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Connie Smith, Bobby Bare, Dolly Parton, Jerry_Reed and John Hartford to the label in the 1960s and inspired and helped countless others


Dottie West - In the 1960s, West was one of the few female country singers working in what was a male-dominated industry, influencing other female country singers like Lynn Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette


Charlie Hicks - In the early 1960s Hicks worked at radio station WSEV in Sevierville, Tennessee where a unknown and teenage Dolly Parton came into the studio to sing live on-air


Ken Mansfield - Since the 1960s, Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Don Ho, the Imperials, Tompall Glaser, Harry Nilsson, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Lou Rawls, Andy Williams, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eric Burdon, Badfinger, Ray Stevens, Jackie Lomax, The Four Freshmen, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, David Cassidy, Nick Gilder, Claudine Longet and Jessi Colter


The day after she graduated from high school in 1964, Parton moved to Nashville, Tennessee taking many traditional elements of folklore and popular music from East Tennessee with her add something


It was only after her composition, "Put It Off Until Tomorrow," as recorded by Bill Phillips , went to number six on the country music charts in 1966, that the label relented and allowed her to record country add something


On May 30, 1966, she and Carl Thomas Dean were married in Ringgold, Georgia add something


Her first country single, "Dumb Blonde" , reached number twenty-four on the country music charts in early 1967, followed the same year with "Something Fishy", which went to number seventeen add something


In 1967, country entertainer Porter Wagoner invited Parton to join his organization, offering her a regular spot on his weekly syndicated television program "The Porter Wagoner Show", as well as in his road show add something


That song, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", released in late 1967, reached the country top ten in January 1968, launching a six-year streak of virtually uninterrupted top-ten singles for the pair add something


Porter Wagoner - In 1967, he introduced a little known Dolly Parton on his long-running television show, and they were a well-known duet throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s


Norma Jean (singer) - Norma Jean left Wagoner's show in 1967 after marrying Jody Taylor and was replaced by newcomer Dolly Parton, who went on to become one of country music's leading female stars


Tom Paxton - Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton's recording of "The Last Thing on My Mind" reached the top ten on the U.S. country singles charts in December 1967


The artists who recorded versions of Parton's songs included Melissa Etheridge , Alison Krauss , Shania Twain , Me'Shell NdegéOcello , Norah Jones , and Sinéad O'Connor ; Parton herself contributed a rerecording of the title song, originally the title song for her first RCA album in 1968 add something


The duo was named "Vocal Group of the Year" in 1968 by the Country Music Association, but Parton's solo records were continually ignored add something


Donna Fargo - Kitty Wells was the first, in 1968, and Dolly Parton followed with a show in 1976


Other chart hits during this period included Parton's chart-topping cover of the 1969 First Edition hit "But You Know I Love You" and "The House of the Rising Sun" , "Single Women", "Heartbreak Express" and "Hard Candy Christmas" and 1983's "Potential New Boyfriend", which was accompanied by one of Parton's first music videos, and which reached the U.S. dance charts add something


By 1970, both Parton and Wagoner had grown frustrated by her lack of solo chart success, and Porter had her record Jimmie Rodgers' "Mule Skinner Blues", a gimmick that worked add something


For the remainder of the 1970s and into the early 1980s, many of Parton's subsequent singles charted on both pop and country charts, simultaneously add something


Tammy Wynette - Along with close friends and legends Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Dottie West, Wynette defined the role of women in country music during the 1970s


Donna Fargo - Fargo ultimately became the sixth most successful female country artist of the 1970s, according to Billboard Magazine, behind Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Dottie_West, Tammy Wynette, and Lynn Anderson


The record shot to number three on the charts, followed closely, in February 1971, by her first number-one single, "Joshua add something


Coat of Many Colors - "'Coat of Many Colors"' is the eighth solo studio album by Dolly Parton, released in 1971 by RCA Nashville


Released in late 1973, the song topped the singles chart in February 1974, and reached the lower regions of Billboard's Hot 100 add something


From 1974 to 1980, she consistently charted in the country Top 10, with no fewer than eight singles reaching number one add something


In 1974, her song, "I Will Always Love You", written about her professional break from Wagoner, went to number one on the country music charts add something


Parton had three number-one singles in 1974 , and a further chart-topper in 1975 with "The Bargain Store" add something


Upon leaving Wagoner's organization in 1974, Parton formed her own "Travelin' Family Band", made up largely of siblings, cousins and other family members, and touring with a number of other acts, including Willie Nelson and Mac Davis add something


Parton and Wagoner performed their last duet concert in April 1974, and she ceased appearing on his TV show in mid-1974, though they remained affiliated, with him helping to produce her records through 1975 add something


Olivia Newton-John - In addition to her Grammy for "Let Me Be There", Newton-John was named the Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year in 1974, defeating more established nominees Loretta Lynn, Canadian Anne Murray, Dolly Parton and Tanya Tucker


The pair continued to release duet albums, their final release being 1975's "Say Forever You'll Be Mine" add something


I Will Always Love You - However, when it was discovered the song was to be used for "Fried Green Tomatoes", Houston requested a different song, and her co-star Kevin Costner brought her Dolly Parton's recording, the song's producer brought her Linda Ronstadt's 1975 version of "I Will Always Love You" from her album "Prisoner in Disguise"


In 1976, she disbanded the Travlin' Family Band, in order to form a new band, Gypsy Fever, composed of seasoned musicians who had more of a rock sensibility, in order to support her impending crossover add something


In 1976, she signed with the Los Angeles public-relations firm Katz-Gallin-Morey, working closely with Sandy Gallin, who served as her personal manager for the next twenty-five years add something


With her 1976 album "All I Can Do", co-produced by herself with Porter Wagoner, Parton began taking more of an active role in production, and began specifically aiming her music in a more mainstream, pop direction add something


Olivia Newton-John - Stella Parton, Dolly's sister, recorded "Ode to Olivia" and Newton-John recorded her 1976 album, "Don't Stop Believin'," in Nashville


During this period, Parton's visibility continued to increase, with television appearances in 1977, 1978 and 1979 add something


The result, 1977's "Here You Come Again", became her first million-seller, topping the country albums chart and reaching No. 20 on the pop albums chart; the Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil-penned title track topped the country singles chart, and became Parton's first top-ten single on the pop charts add something


A highly publicized candid interview on a "Barbara Walters Special" in December 1977 was followed by appearances in 1978 on Cher's ABC television special, and her own joint special with Carol Burnett on CBS, "Carol and Dolly in Nashville, Tennessee " add something


In 1978, Parton won a Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her "Here You Come Again" album add something


She continued to have hits with "Heartbreaker" , "Baby I'm Burning" and "You're the Only One" , all of which charted in the pop singles Top 40, and all of which topped the country-singles chart; 1979's "Sweet Summer Lovin'" became the first Parton single in two years to not top the country singles chart add something


Parton has turned down several offers to pose for "Playboy" magazine, although she did appear on the cover of "Playboy"'s October 1978 issue wearing a Playboy bunny outfit, complete with ears add something


Alanna Nash - In 1978, Nash published a biography of Dolly Parton, which included material gathered from a several-day long interview with Parton


Cher - Special, in 1978 and Cher .


Eddie Rabbitt - While he was still relatively unknown, Rabbitt toured with and opened for crossover star Kenny Rogers, and opened for Dolly Parton on a number of dates during her 1978 tour, but soon Rabbitt would himself break through on other charts


In 1979 she received an Emmy award nomination as "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Variety Program" for her guest appearance in a Cher special add something


Emmylou Harris - A Christmas album, "Light of the Stable", was released in 1979; its title track featured backing vocals by Dolly Parton, Linda_Ronstadt and Neil Young, all three of whom Harris had worked with sporadically since the mid-1970s, and with whom she continued to collaborate with through the 2000s


In the 1980s, movie roles and other ventures caused Parton to tour less than she had done during the previous decade add something


With less time to spend songwriting as she focused on a burgeoning film career, during the early 1980s Parton recorded a larger percentage of material from noted pop songwriters, such as Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Rupert Holmes, Gary Portnoy and Carole Bayer Sager add something


Bobby Goldsboro - Goldsboro's "The Cowboy and The Lady" became a "Top 10" country hit as "The Cowgirl and The Dandy" for Brenda Lee in 1980; Dolly Parton had covered it in 1977, and John Denver had a hit with the song in 1981


Jane Fonda - In 1980, Fonda starred in "Nine to Five" with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton


Lily Tomlin - Tomlin soon had the greatest hit of her film career with 1980's "Nine to Five" in which she played a secretary named Violet Newstead who joins coworkers Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton in seeking revenge on their monstrous boss, Franklin M. Hart, Jr., played by Dabney Coleman


9 to 5 (film) - "'9 to 5"' is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman


In late 1981, Parton began filming her second film, the musical film "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" , co-starring Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise add something


Parton was named Top Female Box Office Star by the "Motion Picture Herald" in both 1981 and 1982 due to the film's success add something


Mike Post - Post produced Dolly Parton's hit album "9 to 5 and Odd Jobs" in 1981


Jeannie C. Riley - The song immediately became a hit for Riley and went to number one on both the "Billboard" Pop and Country charts, a feat not repeated until 1981 when Dolly Parton released "9 to 5"


The House of the Rising Sun - In September 1981, Dolly Parton released a cover of the song as the third single from her "9 to 5 and Odd Jobs" album


In 1982 and into early 1983, she toured to support her "Heartbreak Express" album, but health problems resulted in the cancellation of a number of that tour's dates add something


Parton continued to make inroads on the pop charts as well with a re-recorded version of "I Will Always Love You" from the feature film "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" scraping the Top 50 that year and her duet with Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream" , spent two weeks at number one in 1983 add something


Brenda Lee - A 1982 album, "The Winning Hand", featuring Lee along with Dolly Parton, Kris_Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, was a surprise hit, reaching the top ten on the U.S. country albums chart


From 1984 to 1985, she toured alongside Kenny Rogers for the "Real Love Tour" add something


Bee Gees - A year later Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers recorded the Bee Gees-penned track "Islands in the Stream", which became a US No. 1 hit and Top 10 in the UK. Rogers' 1983 album, "Eyes That See in the Dark", was written entirely by the Bee Gees and co-produced by Barry


Kenny Rogers - He went on to work with the Bee Gees to record and produce his 1983 hit album "Eyes That See in the Dark," featuring the title track and yet another No. 1 hit "Islands in the Stream," a duet with Dolly Parton


Kin Vassy - Also in 1984, he performed a song with country-gospel singer Stella Parton, for the Rhinestone soundtrack, which Stella's sister Dolly had starred in


In 1986, Parton was inducted into the Nashville, Tennessee Songwriters Hall of Fame add something


She continued to explore new business and entertainment ventures such as her Dollywood theme park, that opened in 1986 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee add something


She continued touring in 1986 with the "Think About Love Tour", and 1989 for the "White Limozeen Tour add something


Greg Travis - In 1986 he worked for "Saturday Night Live" making short comedy films, appearing regularly on Evening at the Improv he was the opening act for stars like James Brown, Tom Jones and Dolly Parton


After a further attempt at pop success with 1987's "Rainbow", Parton refocused on recording country material add something


Briefly from 1987, Parton owned Dockside Plantation, a restaurant in the upscale neighborhood of Hawaii Kai in Honolulu , Hawaii add something


However, RCA Records did not renew her contract after it expired that year, and she signed with Columbia Records in 1987 add something


In 1987, she revived her television variety show, "Dolly" add something


" Plans for a brief tour with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt to promote their 1987 collaboration "Trio" fell through, due to the three artists' conflicting schedules, as well as Parton's prior commitment to her 1987-88 ABC TV series add something


Emmylou Harris - In 1987, nearly a full decade after their first attempt, Harris teamed up with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt for a long-promised and long-anticipated "Trio" disc


Linda Thompson (singer) - One song from the album, called "Telling Me Lies", written with Betsy Cook, was recorded by Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt for their "Trio" album in 1987


In 1989, she returned to films with the comedy-drama film "Steel Magnolias" add something


Herbert Ross - He had a huge hit with the film adaptation of Robert Harling's play "Steel Magnolias", featuring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia_Roberts, and Shirley MacLaine, in 1989


Mac Davis - In 1989, he gained attention when he collaborated with Dolly Parton on her "White Limozeen" album, cowriting the title track with Parton, and duetting with her on another of the tracks


Although it looked like Parton's career had been revived, it was actually just a brief revival before contemporary country music came in the early 1990s and moved all veteran artists out of the charts add something


From the early 1990s through 2001, her concert appearances were primarily limited to one weekend a year at Dollywood to benefit her Dollywood Foundation add something


Parton has guest starred in a number of sitcoms, including a 1990 episode of "Designing Women" as herself, the guardian movie star of Charlene's baby add something


Parton's only tour in the 1990s was in support of her "Eagle When She Files" album in 1991 and into1992 add something


She had a "signature line" of wigs from Revlon in the early 1990s add something


She received an honorary doctorate degree from Carson-Newman College in 1990 add something


Pam Tillis - Besides her own work, Tillis co-wrote and sang on the 1990 Warner Bros. single "Tomorrow's World", written in honor of Earth Day, and Dolly Parton's 1992 single "Romeo"


Justine Clarke - In 1991 she formed a Dolly Parton inspired band called the Honky Tonk Angels, which disbanded three years later


Parton starred along with James Woods in the comedy film "Straight Talk" in 1992 add something


Parton's soundtrack album from her own 1992 film, "Straight Talk," however was less successful, though her 1993 album "Slow Dancing with the Moon" won critical acclaim, and did well on the charts, reaching No. 4 on the country albums charts, and No. 16 on the Billboard 200 albums charts add something


Similar to her earlier collabrative album with Harris and Ronstadt, Parton released "Honky Tonk Angels" in the fall of 1993 with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette add something


Billy Ray Cyrus - Also in 1993, Cyrus appeared on Dolly Parton's single "Romeo"; though the single only reached 27 on the country singles charts, the accompanying video was popular on CMT


Loretta Lynn - Lynn returned to the public eye in 1993 with a hit CD. The trio album "Honky Tonk Angels", recorded with Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette


Tammy Wynette - The 1993 album "Honky Tonk Angels" gave her a chance to record with Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn for the first time; though yielding no hit singles , the album did well on the country charts and even reached number 42 on the Billboard Pop Charts


As documented in her 1994 autobiography, initially, much of Wagoner's audience was unhappy that Norma Jean, the performer whom Parton had replaced, had left the show, and was reluctant to accept Parton add something


I Will Always Love You - In his book "Country Music Culture: From Hard Times to Heaven" , Ellison stated, "in the early 1990s, when ambiguity in romantic relationships accompanies changing expectations for both men and women, this song demonstrates Dolly Parton's appeal as a songwriter in the pop music market


Her 1998 country-rock album "Hungry Again" was made up entirely of her own compositions add something


In 1998, Nashville, Tennessee Business ranked her as the wealthiest country-music star add something


In 1999, Parton received country music's highest honor, an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame add something


Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999 add something


She appeared as herself in 2000 on the Halloween episode of Bette Midler's sitcom "Bette," and episode 14 of the Fox sitcom "Babes" add something


Jeannie Seely - Seely has played at Dolly Parton's "Dollywood" and served as Brad Paisley's date for the 2000 CMA *awards show


In 2001, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame add something


After a decade-long absence from touring, Parton decided to return in 2002 with the Halos & Horns Tour, an 18-city, intimate club tour to promote "Halos & Horns" add something


In 2002 she returned to the concert stage; she later went on the "Backwoods Barbie Tour" in 2008 promoting "Backwoods Barbie" add something


In 2002, Parton ranked number four in "CMT's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music add something


In 2003, her efforts to preserve the bald eagle through the American Eagle Foundation's sanctuary at Dollywood earned her the Partnership award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service add something


On a 2003 broadcast of "The Oprah Winfrey Show", Winfrey asked what kind of cosmetic surgery Parton had undergone add something


On November 4, 2003, Dolly Parton was honored as a BMI Icon at the 2003 BMI Country awards add something


She returned to mid-sized-stadium venues in 2004 with her 36-city, U.S. and Canadian Hello, I'm Dolly Tour, a glitzier, more-elaborate stage show than two years earlier add something


Parton was awarded the Living Legend Medal by the U.S. Library of Congress on April 14, 2004, for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States add something


Mindy Smith - Dolly Parton followed by adding backing vocals to a new mix of the song, which was featured on Smith's debut album "One Moment More", that was released in January 2004


In late 2005, Parton completed a 40-city tour with The Vintage Tour promoting her new "Those Were the Days" add something


Parton released "Those Were The Days" , her interpretation of hits from the folk-rock era of the late 1960s through the early 1970s add something


She returned to number one on the country charts later in 2005 by lending her distinctive harmonies to the Brad Paisley ballad, "When I Get Where I'm Goin'" add something


This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts and is presented by the U.S. President add something


According to a broadcast of the public-radio program Studio 360 , in October 2005 Parton was in the midst of composing the songs for a Broadway musical-theatre adaptation of the film add something


9 to 5 (film) - In a TV interview broadcast on BBC1 in the UK in 2005, the movie's stars Fonda, Tomlin and Dolly Parton all expressed interest in starring in a sequel


Kate Gulbrandsen - These included a new version of the Dolly Parton hit "Jolene", which was included on her 2005 album release "Vi to"


Katherine Jenkins - Jenkins's Italian-language version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" , first performed live at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire on 28 August 2005, was the first cut on her third album "Living a Dream"



Parton scheduled mini concerts in late 2006 throughout the U.S. and Canada as a gear-up to her 17-city, 21-date An Evening with Dolly Parton add something


On December 3, 2006, Parton received the Kennedy Center Honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her lifetime of contributions to the arts add something


Smokey Robinson - In December 2006 Robinson was one of five Kennedy Center honorees, along with Dolly Parton, Zubin_Mehta, Steven Spielberg and Andrew Lloyd Webber


Jessica Simpson - In December 2006, while performing a tribute to Dolly Parton at the Kennedy Center Awards, she botched the lyrics, getting flustered in front of a crowd that included prominent persons such as Steven Spielberg, Shania Twain, and President George W. Bush.


Running from March 6 to April 3, 2007, this was her first world tour in many years and her first tour in the United Kingdom since 2002 add something


In September 2007, Parton released her first single from her own record company, Dolly Records, entitled, "Better Get to Livin'," which eventually peaked at number forty-eight on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart add something


Parton received the Woodrow Wilson award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on November 8, 2007 add something


In December 2007 it expanded to Europe with the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham, United Kingdom, being the first British locality to receive the books add something


Kellie Pickler - On February 26, 2007, she met her personal 'idol' and strongest influence, the country music superstar Dolly Parton


Wembley Arena - International country superstar Dolly Parton unveiled her plaque, on the final night of her UK tour, on 25 March 2007


Barbara Mandrell - Time-Life recently released a DVD collection called "The Best of Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters" on May 1, 2007, which features more than 40 guest musical performances including country superstars Johnny Cash, Alabama, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, The Statler Brothers, Ray Charles, John Schneider, Glen Campbell and many more, as well as comedy legend Bob Hope


In 2008, Parton went on the Backwoods Barbie Tour add something


The musical ran at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California, in Fall 2008 add something


A former Dixie Stampede location in Orlando, Florida, Florida closed in January 2008 after the business's land and building were sold to a developer add something


It was followed by the studio album, "Backwoods Barbie," which was released February 26, 2008, and reached number two on the country charts add something


The tour started March 28, 2008, with 13 U.S. dates, add something


She returned to the U.S. with a concert at Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego, California, on August 1, 2008 add something


She performed her Backwoods Barbie Tour on August 3, 2008, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, to a sold-out crowd and standing ovations add something


Judy Collins - In 2008 she oversaw an album featuring artists ranging from Dolly Parton and Joan Baez to Rufus Wainwright and Chrissie Hynde covering her compositions; she released a collection of The Beatles covers, and she received an honorary doctorate from Pratt Institute on May 18 of that year


Whitney Houston - In 2008, Rolling Stone listed Houston as the thirty-fourth of the 100 greatest singers of all time, stating "Her voice is a mammoth, coruscating cry: Few vocalists could get away with opening a song with 45 unaccompanied seconds of singing, but Houston's powerhouse version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" is a tour de force.


Jessica Chastain - In 2008, she made her film debut as the title role in Dan Ireland's drama film "Jolene" which was based on the short story "Jolene: A Life" by E. L. Doctorow, itself inspired by Dolly Parton's song "Jolene", and follows her life over the course of ten years, as an abused 15-year-old foster child up until her life as a 25-year-old woman


Sophie Ellis-Bextor - In October 2008, Ellis-Bextor covered the Dolly Parton song "Jolene"; the track was released on the soundtrack to the BBC2 sitcom "Beautiful People"


In a 2009 interview singer Connie Francis revealed that Dolly had been contacting her for years in an attempt to film the singer's life story add something


In a 2009 interview with CNN's "Larry King Live", Parton indicated that she had written "at least 3,000" songs, having written seriously since the age of seven add something


It opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in New York City, on April 30, 2009, to mixed reviews add something


In May 2009, Parton gave the commencement address at the University of Tennessee add something


On May 8, 2009, Parton gave the commencement speech at the commencement ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee's College of Arts and Sciences add something


Though her score was praised, the show struggled and closed on September 6, 2009 after 24 previews and 148 performances add something


She released her second live DVD and album, "Live From London" in October 2009, which was filmed during her sold out 2008 concerts at London's O2 Arena add something


On October 27, 2009, Parton released a four-CD box set entitled "Dolly" that features 99 songs and spans most of her career add something


Ann Harada - She was in the original cast of the Dolly Parton musical "9 to 5" as Kathy and in the ensemble through June 21, 2009


Todd Cerney - In October 2009, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton reunited for the first time in 25 years to sing "Tell Me That You Love Me," a duet that Cerney co-wrote


She is working on a dance-oriented album, "Dance with Dolly", which she hopes to release in 2010 add something


She said in 2010 that she would like to start recording a country-dance album in November, and that it should be set for release in 2011 add something


Longtime friend Billy Ray Cyrus, singer of Brother Clyde, released their self-titled debut album on August 10, 2010 add something


On November 16, 2010, Parton accepted the Liseberg Applause award, the theme park industry's most prestigious honor, on behalf of Dollywood theme park during a ceremony held at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 in Orlando, Florida add something


At the 2011 Grammies she was given a Lifetime Achievement award add something


In 2011, Parton embarked on the Better Day World Tour to promote her 41st studio album, "Better Day" add something


In 2011, Parton voiced the character Dolly Gnome in the animated film "Gnomeo and Juliet" add something


On January 6, 2011, Parton announced her new album would be titled, "Better Day" add something


On May 30, 2011, they celebrated their 45th anniversary add something


In February 2011, she announced that she would embark on the Better Day World Tour on July 17, 2011, with shows in northern Europe and the U.S. The album's lead-off single, "Together You and I," was released on May 23, 2011, and "Better Day" was released on June 28, 2011 add something


George Beverly Shea - On 12 February 2011 Shea received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award alongside Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton and the Ramones at a ceremony held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles , California


Parton co-starred with Queen Latifah in the musical film "Joyful Noise" , which finished filming in April 2011 add something


The film was released in theaters on January 13, 2012, add something


On February 11, 2012, after the sudden death of Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton stated, "Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston add something


Kris Kristofferson - In 2012, Kristofferson was in "Joyful Noise" with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah


Keke Palmer - In 2012, Palmer starred alongside Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the film "Joyful Noise", released in January 2012


Queen Latifah - In January 2012, while appearing on 106 & Park with Dolly Parton, to promote Joyful Noise, Latifah stated that she had been working on a new album, set to release sometime in spring 2012.


In 2013, Parton joined Lulu Roman for a recording of "I Will Always Love You" for Roman's album "At Last" add something


In 2013 it was announced by Lifetime she will star in all new made for television holiday movie "A Country Christmas Story" "inspired by A Christmas Carol" which is expected to air November 9, 2013 add something


Gail Davies - Gail produced a new album in 2013 entitled "Unsung Hero - A Tribute To The Music Of Ron Davies," featuring Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Shelby Lynne, John Prine, Crystal Gayle, Jim Lauderdale and a host others


I Will Always Love You - Our Lady J released a cover of "I Will Always Love You" on her 2013 debut album "Picture of a Man," with an arrangement unique from both the Dolly Parton original and well-known Whitney Houston cover


Parton is set to release her forty-second new studio studio album, "Blue Smoke", in 2014, followed by an international tour add something


She is nominated - with Kenny Rogers - for a 2014 Grammy award add something


Parton is set to release her forty-second new studio album, "Blue Smoke", in May 2014, followed by an international tour add something


Glastonbury Festival - On June 29, 2014, Parton performed for the first time at the UK Glastonbury Festival performing songs such as "Jolene", "9 to 5"and "Coat of Many Colours" to a crowd of over 100,000 add something


After the retirement of her partner, Sandy Gallin, Parton briefly operated Dolly Parton's Sourthern Light Productions and in 2015, announced her new production company would be called Dixie Pixie Productions and will produce the movies-of-week in development with NBC Television add something


On June 12, 2015, it was announced that The Dollywood Company had purchased the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee add something


"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors", a made-for-TV film based on Parton's song of the same name, and featuring narration by Parton, aired on NBC in December 2015 add something


The new renovated show by The Dollywood Company opens in 2016 add something


On the 7th of March 2016, Parton announced, at a morning conference in Nashville, that she would be embarking on a tour in support of her new album, announced Monday morning add something


On May 6, 2016 Parton announced that she and her husband would renew their vows in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary later in the month add something


Parton will have a cameo in the sequel, slated to air in November 2016 add something


Miley Cyrus - In March 2016, Cyrus' godmother Dolly Parton confirmed Cyrus and Hemsworth's reunion on Entertainment Tonight saying " I was excited to hear they got back together


In 2017, Parton appeared on Rainbow, the third studio album by Kesha performing a duet of Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You add something


In 2018, Parton was honored by the Library of Congress on account of the "charity sending out its 100 millionth book add something


In June 2018, Parton announced an eight-part Netflix series, featuring her music career add something


In September 2018, Parton announced union with Sia for a duet of her song "Here I am add something


Linda Perry - In 2018 Perry collaborated with Dolly Parton, penning multiple songs for the motion picture soundtrack to the Netflix film Dumplin', including "Here I Am", a duet with Sia, and the Golden Globe-nominated "Girl In The Movies"


Macy Gray - In 2018, Gray is featured alongside Dolly Parton on a re-recording of "Two Doors Down" for the Dumplin' soundtrack


Julianne Hough - In 2018, she was cast as Jolene in the episode of the same name from the Netflix anthology series "Heartstrings", based on the Dolly Parton song


9 to 5 (film) - In a 2018 interview, Dolly Parton announced that a sequel is in the works to bring the story into a modern-day one


I Will Always Love You - In a 2019 episode of the Sky Arts music series "Brian Johnson: A Life on the Road", Parton described finding old cassette tapes and realizing that she'd composed both "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in the same songwriting session, telling Johnson "Buddy, that was a good night add something


On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Parton as one of the hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something


Linda Ronstadt - In 2019, she will receive a joint star with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work as the group 'Trio'