Who Is Dolly Parton? Know Everything About Her Career And Net Worth

Dolly Parton is on the list of 2022 inductees released by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Parton will go down in history alongside Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon as one of the most influential musical performers.

The Tennessee native began her career in the entertainment world when she was 21 years old, and she is most known for her country songs.

Let’s take a look back at the singer/tremendous songwriter’s career in honor of her accomplishment.

Dolly Parton’s Career

Throughout her nearly six-decade music career, Dolly Parton has established herself as one of the most beloved performers of all time.

In 1946, Parton was the fourth of 12 children born to Avie Lee Caroline and tobacco farmer Robert Lee Parton.

Who Is Dolly Parton? Know Everything About Her Career And Net Worth

When the country star was a child, his family relocated from a one-room cabin in Tennessee to rural Appalachia.

Parton’s first song, Little Tiny Tassle Top, was written when she was five years old, and she played it barefoot on her family’s porch.

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She created her first guitar out of an old mandolin and bass guitar strings when she was seven years old.

Bill Owens, Parton’s uncle, is credited with establishing her professional music career when he arranged her first gig as a regular performer on The Cas Walker Show when she was ten years old.

Her first record, Puppy Love, was published in 1959 by Goldband Records, but it would take her another eight years to reach commercial success.

Her singles Dumb Blonde and Something Fishy debuted on the Billboard country music charts in January 1967, and by July she had released Hello, I’m Dolly, her first full-length album with Monument.

Jolene, Dolly Parton’s most well-known album, was released in 1974 and reached number one on the Billboard country music charts as well as number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Her career began to take off after that, and she acted in her debut film, 9 to 5, in 1980.

She has received over ten Grammy Awards for her musical efforts and is now well-known and adored around the world.

Dolly Parton has composed nearly 3,000 songs throughout her lifetime, according to her calculations. There have been 450 of these recorded, although they have not necessarily been performed by Dolly Parton.

Parton’s songs have been recorded and released by many artists, including Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr., and Kenny Rodgers.

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Dolly Parton’s Net Worth

Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, actress, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from the United States. Dolly Parton has a net worth of $650 million.

Dolly earned $10 million in royalties from Whitney’s version in the early 1990s, or nearly $20 million after inflation. She would later joke that the song earned her “enough money to buy Graceland.” Dolly still earns about 8 cents every radio play and $2 per album sold as the owner of the authorship and publishing rights.

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