Dolly Parton (1946) is an American singer, actress, and songwriter considered to be one of the best country music singers, as well as one of the leading figures in this musical style. Her peculiar voice and her work during the seventies and eighties has make her into be considered as "the queen of the Country".
Dolly Parton's success began in the late 1960s by joining musician Porter Wagoner in his television program. Together, they would form one of the most prolific songwriting couples of the century. In parallel, Parton began her solo career, releasing critically and publicly acclaimed albums such as Jolene and All I Can Do. In them are songs that have become icons such as "Jolene" or "I Will Always Love You", also present on "Jolene" (1974). This song was popularized again in 1992 thanks to Whitney Houston's version that appears in the film "The bodyguard".
Her albums have received seven Grammy Awards, managing to enter the Nashville Composition Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dolly Parton has sold more than one hundred million records, being one of the artists that has sold the most records in history. Rolling Stone magazine put her at number 73 as one of the greatest singers of all time.
In addition to her music career, Parton owns an amusement park in her Tennessee hometown called Dollywood. Since the eighties, the singer has carried out an action to bring books to young girls and boys from various countries.