While she may be small in size, Dolly Parton is a giant in the country music industry. Whether on television, the big screen or on a record, Dolly delivers some of the most memorable performances by any female artist of her time.
CMT's Dolly Parton biography encompasses the country music star's life from early childhood. Before she was selling out of tickets for all her shows and recording country music hits, Dolly was a musically talented little girl from a small town in Tennessee with big dreams of conquering Nashville. After knocking audiences' socks off at the Grand Ole Opry House, it was only a matter of time for Dolly Parton.
Just out of high school, Dolly began songwriting and singing in Nashville, the heart of country music in the United States. Dolly Parton is more than a petite beauty with a soulful singing voice, and that quickly became clear when she branched out into other aspects of entertainment. Dolly appeared in television specials and eventually on the big screen in films like Steel Magnolias and 9 to 5 (which also happened to be a hit single of hers). 9 to 5 has since become a Broadway musical sensation, and Dolly wrote a good portion of the music herself! Recently, Dolly even appeared on Disney's show Hannah Montana, where she played "Aunt Dolly" to her real-life goddaughter, Miley Cyrus.