The Evolution Of Dolly Parton

Jenna Goldberg | June 1, 2017 12:19 pm

There are many things about Dolly Parton that you don’t know, like how long she has been married and how many rides she has ridden at Dollywood. From her tremendous generosity to her humble beginnings, read on to find interesting facts you may not know about this superstar.


Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, 1946, in Sevierville, Tennessee. She was the fourth child out of 12. Her father was a construction worker and farmer and her mother stayed home and raised the children. Parton says her family was “dirt poor” and lived in a one-room cabin in a valley in the Great Smokey Mountains.

Parton grew within the church as her family lived in a large Pentecostal area. At just six years old, she started performing in church and got her first real guitar when she was eight years old, which her uncle gave to her.