Dolly Parton is a country music icon and living legend. She sings, writes songs, acts, authors books and is an American businesswoman. Born in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, to a poor family of 12 children she began writing songs at age 10 after receiving her first guitar. From there she began singing in church and shortly thereafter a career was born.
She is known for her sensitive songs and soft vocals and has won numerous awards throughout her career. In 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
On another front she is known for her wide humanitarian efforts and generosity. And in 1986 she developed the Dollywood Theme Park in her home town of Pigeon Forge where 3 million people visit annually.
Currently, she is 74 years young and still on the concert tour actively performing. She has no children and has been married to her husband, Carl, for over 50 years.