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Chris O’Kelley

Chris O’Kelley

Not many country legends are left today.  And we have even fewer Icons.  The good news, We Still have Dolly, and Dolly Parton, She’s Funny.  Dolly has said in many of her interviews that if make fun of yourself, no one else can make fun of you.  True that is.  She’s proven that over the years.

Dolly Parton Facts

  • She Owns Over 300 Wigs
  • The Alarm Goes Off At 3 Am Daily
  • Dolly Has Tattoo’s
  • Sleeps In Her Make-Up Every Night
  • She has 11 Brothers and Sisters

Her Career

Dolly began singing and playing her homemade guitar at church when she was just 6 years old.   Then at 13, she was recording her first song “Puppy Love” on a small Louisiana Record label.  She appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, where she first met Johnny Cash, who encouraged her to follow her own instincts regarding her career.    After high school in 1964 she moved to Nashville to follow her dreams.

For Dolly, songwriting success came fast.  She wrote several charting singles during this time, including two Top 10 hits: Bill Phillips’s “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” (1966) and Skeeter Davis’s “Fuel to the Flame” (1967). During this time, many of her songs were recorded by many other artists, including Kitty Wells and Hank Williams Jr.

She signed with Monument Records in 1965, at age 19, and from there, It was on.

The success of Dolly Parton

Over 100 Million Records Sold.

Dolly holds the record for the most number-one hits by a female country artist, with 25.

If There’s A Hall Of Fame, She’s In It.

She has most top 10 country albums on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart For A Female, 41.

Her net worth is said to be 650 Million Dollars.

Has Her Own Theme Park.

Grammys, ACM, CMA’s, Academy Awards, America Music Awards, and Lot’s More Awards.

To say the least, there is only one Dolly Parton and we’ll never have another.   Let’s find out why, Dolly Parton, She’s Funny!

 

 

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