Parton gives inside look at one of country’s iconic artists

Dolly Parton, who recently just wrapped up a successful world tour, shows no signs of slowing down.
Aug 31, 2014
Dolly Parton


Dolly Parton, who recently just wrapped up a successful world tour, shows no signs of slowing down.  

Parton’s latest release Blue Smoke – The Best Of  is her best career-charting album, debuting at No. 6 and rising to No. 2 during the past several weeks and still remains in the top 10.

Great American Country’s Backstory: Dolly Parton celebrates one of country music’s most beloved and iconic artists. 

From her impoverished childhood in the Smoky Mountains to the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Parton’s rise to fame reads like a Tennessee fairytale. But music is only a part of Parton’s extraordinary resume. She’s a world-class actress, best-selling author, dedicated philanthropist and a savvy businesswoman who’s been charting her own course for decades. Tune-In to GAC and catch an insider’s look at the life and times of the most awarded female in country music. 

Air dates for the one-hour special are:

• Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

• Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.

• Sept. 21 at 1 a.m.

Parton has achieved 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles during the past 40 years.  All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. She has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.

Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

Her career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Rhinestone. Parton received two Oscar nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for “Travelin’ Thru” from the film, Transamerica.


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