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Dolly Parton
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Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946), professionally known as Dolly Parton, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others,

 Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s; Parton's subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales. However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records.

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist,


 and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide. She has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations.

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, notably "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", and "9 to 5". She is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. As an actress, she starred in films such as 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, and Steel Magnolias.
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Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again


Here You Come Again, released in 1977, is the 19th solo studio album by Dolly Parton.

The album included Parton's first significant "crossover" success, the Grammy award-winning title single, which scored #3 on the US pop singles charts during the early months of 1978. Both the album and title single also scored #1 on the US country music albums and singles charts respectively. "Here You Come Again"' was a rare example of a Parton success that she did not write herself; it was composed by the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. In addition to four of Parton's own compositions, the album also included work by Bobby Goldsboro, John Sebastian and Kenny Rogers.

In addition to the title single, Parton's composition "Two Doors Down" also scored on both the US pop and country music charts. After the success of the title track on the pop charts, Parton rerecorded "Two Doors Down" in a more uptempo, pop style, as well as removing a verse from the lyrics, several months after the album's release, on January 15, 1978, issuing the new version as a single,and also having it replace the original version of the song on subsequent pressings of the album.

The single version of "Two Doors Down" was released along with "It's All Wrong, but It's All Right" as a double-A-sided single in April 1978, scoring #1 on the U.S. country singles charts, and scoring the top twenty on the U.S. pop music charts. The song had also been a top-ten country music success for newcomer Zella Lehr earlier during 1978.


Initial reaction to Here You Come Again was mixed, with many critics and fans disliking the more "produced" sound of the album, though it proved to be Parton's first album to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipping a million copies.

The album stayed at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for nine consecutive weeks. It stayed in the Top Ten for 35 weeks.

The album's vivid, color-saturated cover was designed by graphic artist Ed Caraeff, who would also create covers for Parton's next two albums.

 The distinctive "Dolly" signature logo, created by Michael Manoogian, would become Parton's de facto logo, appearing on all of her solo albums for the remainder of her association with RCA, as well as much of her promotional material.

After being out of print on CD since a very limited run in 1998, the album was finally released for digital download on December 4, 2015.
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Dolly Parton - Nine To Five


"9 to 5" is a song written and originally performed by American country music singer Dolly Parton for the 1980 comedy film of the same name. In addition to appearing on the film soundtrack, the song was the centerpiece of Parton's 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs album, released in late 1980. The song was released as a single in November 1980.

The song garnered Parton an Academy Award nomination and four Grammy Award nominations, winning her the awards for "Best Country Song" and "Best Country Vocal Performance, Female". For a time, the song became something of an anthem for office workers in the U.S., and in 2004, Parton's song ranked number seventy-eight on American Film Institute's "100 years, 100 songs".

The song was accompanied by a music video that featured footage of Parton and her band performing, intercut with clips from the film.
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Dolly Parton - Jolene


"Jolene" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in October 1973 as the first single and title track from her album of the same name, produced by Bob Ferguson.

The song was ranked No. 217 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004.  According to Parton, "Jolene" is the song most recorded by other artists of all the songs she has written.

"Jolene" was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (first for the original release and the following year for a live version); despite not winning originally, the song eventually earned Parton a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance 43 years after its original release, for a cover by the a capella group Pentatonix in which she was also featured.

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Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You


The song, "I Will Always Love You" was originally written and recorded in 1973 by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released in 1974 as a single and was written as a farewell to her one-time partner and mentor of seven years, Porter Wagoner, following Parton's decision to pursue a solo career.

Parton's version of "I Will Always Love You" was a commercial success. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart twice. It first reached number one in June 1974, and then in October 1982, with her re-recording on the soundtrack of the movie version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, making Parton the first singer ever to achieve the number one position twice with the same song. Whitney Houston recorded her version of the song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard. Her single spent 14 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. It also holds the record for being the best-selling single by a woman in music history.

 Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" re-entered the charts in 2012 after her death, making it the second single ever to reach the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 in separate chart runs. The song has been recorded by many other significant artists including Linda Ronstadt and John Doe.
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