Happy Birthday Dolly Parton!

Posted on January 19, 2016 at 9:22 am

Singer/songwriter/actress/businesswoman Dolly Parton turns 70 today!

This song was inspired by her childhood, born the fourth child of 12, to mother, Avie Lee and father, Robert Lee, in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Here she sings one of her biggest hits with her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus.

She contributed a classic song and a deft, warm-hearted comic performance to “9 to 5.”

And she wrote this song, which became one of the biggest hits of all time when Whitney Houston sang it in “The Bodyguard.” Watch this with a handkerchief nearby.


When asked if her feeling are hurt when people treat her like a dumb blonde, Dolly says, “No, because I know I’m not dumb and I know I’m not blonde!”

Here she is with her original partner, Porter Waggoner — and some old-style sexist “humor.”


And if you have not seen the neglected gem “Joyful Noise,” please wish Dolly a happy birthday by taking a look.

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