Dolly Parton isn't just a hugely popular country music star — she's an institution. Her first album, Hello, I'm Dolly came out in , and she's been breaking records and winning awards ever since. Parton has topped the Billboard charts 25 times, earning 25 Recording Industry Association of America-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She's also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
15 Dolly Parton Young Pictures - Photos of Dolly Parton When She Was Young
Dolly Parton has been an icon in the country music community since she first started releasing music in the 60s. Dolly also has a Hallmark Christmas movie that revolves around her Dollywood theme park, as well as a homeware line , a podcast that chronicles her rise to fame, and so much more. How adorable is 9-year-old Dolly? Dolly and her former musical partner, Porter Wagoner.
Few women are as iconic as the one and only Dolly Parton. The year-old country legend came from humble beginnings in Tennessee, and was catapulted to fame after landing a spot on The Porter Wagoner Show in Her big hair and even bigger personality made her memorable, plus she was a natural performer, as these photos of a younger Dolly prove. In her many years in the industry, she has earned nominations for an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.
If there was ever a Venus of rural Appalachia, Dolly Parton is it — and has been for decades. Indeed, it's obvious from these glamorous pictures of her why she is widely considered the country-western icon of our time. For those who don't know what a musical marvel Parton is, she can play at least eight different instruments and has written hundreds of songs. Her thoughtful narratives and enchanting arrangements have captivated audiences and inspired droves of other artists to sample and pay homage to her work.