Friday, June 13, 2008

People pay tribute to Dolly Parton

Better Get To Livin'
A wonderful new single from her album Backwoods Barbie






Ah, good old Dolly, the first of the wonderfully talented stars on my page to be still living,
Dolly Parton is one of the greatest ( underrated ) country stars, she has over 70 albums, I will eventually get a complete discography. Dolly has basically bade herself the but of every joke involving plastic surgery, and brest implants, wich is a shame, because she is one heck of a songwritter, and an even better performer, from her beautiful love songs, patriotic, and some beautiful religious songs, it is a shame that she has made herself such a joke, she said herself in one interview, that when she was first getting started that she fhasioned herself after the hookers from her home town, because they were the only ones that she thought were attractive.

Dolly is much more than a breast implant job, you have not heard music untill you have heard her hits such as Love Is Like A Butterfly, Coat Of Many Colors, and My Tennessee Mountain Home, such beautiful songs.

Biography
Born on Jan. 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tenn., into a poor family that would eventually include 12 children, Dolly Parton learned early to escape the hardships of life through her vivid and far-ranging imagination. Before she learned to read and
write, she was "making up" her own songs. She got her first guitar when she was 8 and began singing on a Knoxville, Tenn., radio station at age 11. That same year, she made her first recording on Gold Band Records, a tiny independent label. She made a name for herself locally while still in high school, but she dreamed of a bigger stage. The day after she graduated in 1964, she moved to Nashville.
Her first charting records on Monument Records included "Dumb Blonde" and "Something Fishy," both in 1967. At about this time, Porter Wagoner was looking for a new "girl singer" for his syndicated television show. Parton accepted the job in 1967, signed with RCA Records in 1968 and joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1969. However, she left Wagoner's show in 1974, as her solo releases -- such as "Joshua," "Coat of Many Colors" and "Jolene" -- were out-charting their collaborations. After their split, Parton wrote the song "I Will Always Love You" for Wagoner, and it reached No. 1 for the first time in 1974.
As a solo artist, Parton also snared the CMA's female vocalist award in 1975 and 1976 and won the entertainer trophy in 1978. Still, her TV variety series lasted only one season, in 1976. Her musical style grew closer to pop music, but fans responded as "Here You Come Again" spent five weeks at No. 1 in 1978.
She also grew more interested in movies, starring in 1980's 9 to 5 -- the title song earned her an Oscar nomination -- and 1982's Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Taken from the Whorehouse soundtrack, "I Will Always Love You" reached No. 1 again in 1982. A Bee Gees-written duet with Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream," topped the country charts in 1983.
Parton returned to her acoustic roots when she recorded the 1987 landmark album Trio with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Four of its singles reached the Top 10, and "To Know Him Is To Love Him" reached No. 1. After signing to Columbia Records, she returned to No. 1 as a solo artist in 1989 with "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That." That same year, she starred in the hit movie Steel Magnolias with Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts.
A 1991 duet with Ricky Van Shelton, "Rockin' Years," reached No. 1 in 1991, but Parton's greatest commercial fortune of the decade -- and probably of all-time -- came when Whitney Houston recorded "I Will Always Love You" for The Bodyguard soundtrack, and both the single and the album were massively successful. In 1993, she recorded the album Honky Tonk Angels with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.
Parton re-recorded "I Will Always Love You" with Vince Gill, and they won a CMA award for vocal event in 1996. Taken from the album Trio II, a cover of "After the Gold Rush" won a Grammy for best country collaboration with vocals in 1999, and Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later that year.
However, she was frustrated by her fruitless attempts to secure a solo hit single in the 1990s. Instead, she teamed with respected independent label Sugar Hill Records and offered the back-to-basics acoustic album The Grass Is Blue in 1999. An instant favorite among critics and longtime fans, it won the International Bluegrass Music Association's album of the year and a Grammy for best bluegrass album. She followed it with Little Sparrow in 2001 and Halos & Horns in 2002. The patriotic For God and Country appeared in 2003 and was followed by the CD and DVD Live and Well a year later. Those Were the Days from 2005 found Parton covering her favorite pop songs from the '60s and '70s.
In 2006, she earned her second Oscar nomination for "Travelin' Thru," which she wrote specifically for the film Transamerica. She also returned to No. 1 on the country charts later that year by lending her distinctive harmonies to the Brad Paisley ballad, "When I Get Where I'm Going."
Parton also changed the landscape of her Tennessee stomping grounds when she opened the Dollywood theme park in 1985. It remains among the most popular vacation destinations in the South. She has also donated more than 1 million books to pre-school children across the United States and provides scholarships to high school students in Sevier County, Tenn. In return, the county honored her with a life-size statue in front of the courthouse.

Discography ( look how long, do you think that she needs to record anything ever again )

Hello, I'm Dolly :Dolly Parton Monument February 1967
Just Between You And Me: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor January 1968
Just Because I'm A Woman: Dolly Parton RCA Victor April 1968
Just The Two Of Us :Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor September 1968
In The Good Old Days: Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 1969
Always, Always: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor July 1969
My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy: Dolly Parton RCA Victor September 1969
The Fairest Of Them All: Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 1970
Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor March 1970
As Long As I Love: Dolly Parton Monument April 1970
A Real Live Dolly: Dolly Parton RCA Victor July 1970
Once More: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor August 1970
The Best Of Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton RCA Victor November 1970
Golden Streets Of Glory: Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 1971
Two Of A Kind :Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor February 1971
Joshua :Dolly Parton RCA Victor April 1971
The Best Of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton :Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor July 1971
Coat Of Many Colors: Dolly Parton RCA Victor October 1971
The World Of Dolly Parton: (2-Record Set) Dolly Parton Monument 1972
The Right Combination: Burning The Midnight Oil: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor January 1972
Touch Your Woman: Dolly Parton RCA Victor March 1972
Together Always: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor September 1972
Just The Way I Am: Dolly Parton RCA Camden October 1972
Dolly Parton Sings, My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner: Dolly Parton RCA Victor October 1972
We Found It: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor February 1973
My Tennessee Mountain Home: Dolly Parton RCA Victor March 1973
Love And Music: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor July 1973
Bubbling Over: Dolly Parton RCA Victor September 1973
Mine: Dolly Parton RCA Camden October 1973
Jolene: Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 1974
Porter 'N' Dolly: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor May 1974
Love Is Like A Butterfly: Dolly Parton RCA Victor September 1974
The Bargain Store: Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 1975
The Best Of Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton RCA Victor July 1975
Say Forever You'll Be Mine: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor August 1975
Dolly: The Seeker & We Used To: Dolly Parton RCA Victor September 1975
All I Can Do: Dolly Parton RCA Victor August 1976
You Are (UK): Dolly Parton RCA International 1977
New Harvest-First Gathering: Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 1977
Here You Come Again: Dolly Parton RCA Victor October 1977
Heartbreaker: Dolly Parton RCA Victor July 1978

Great Balls Of Fire: Dolly Parton RCA Victor May 1979
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly: Dolly Parton RCA Victor April 1980
Porter & Dolly: Dolly Parton/Porter Wagoner RCA Victor June 1980
9 To 5 (And Odd Jobs): Dolly Parton RCA Victor November 1980
Heartbreak Express: Dolly Parton RCA Victor April 1982
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas: (Soundtrack) Various Artists MCA Records July 1982
Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits: Dolly Parton RCA Victor October 1982

Burlap And Satin: Dolly Parton RCA Victor May 1983
The Great Pretender: Dolly Parton RCA Victor January 1984
Rhinestone: (Soundtrack) Various Artists RCA Victor May 1984
Once Upon A Christmas: Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers RCA Victor December 1984

Real Love: Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 1985
Dolly Parton (Collectors Series): Dolly Parton RCA Victor 1985
Think About Love: Dolly Parton RCA Victor March 1986
Trio: Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt Warner Brothers February 1987

Rainbow: Dolly Parton CBS Records November 1987
White Limozeen: Dolly Parton CBS Records May 1989

Home For Christmas: Dolly Parton CBS Records September 1990
Eagle When She Flies: Dolly Parton Sony (CBS) March 1991

Straight Talk: (Soundtrack) Dolly Parton Hollywood Records March 1992
Slow Dancing With The Moon: Dolly Parton Columbia/Sony February 1993

Honky Tonk Angels: Dolly Parton/Loretta Lynn/Tammy Wynette Columbia November 1994

Heartsongs: Live From Home: Dolly Parton Columbia September 1994
Something Special: Dolly Parton Columbia 1995

Treasures: Dolly Parton Rising Tide September 1996

Hungry Again: Dolly Parton Decca Records & Blue Eye Records August 25, 1998
Trio II: Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt Asylum Records February 9, 1999

Precious Memories: Dolly Parton Blue Eye Records April 17, 1999
The Grass Is Blue: Dolly Parton Sugar Hill Records October 26, 1999

Little Sparrow: Dolly Parton Sugar Hill Records January 23, 2001

Halos & Horns: Dolly Parton Sugar Hill Records July 9, 2002

Ultimate Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton BMG/RCA June 3, 2003

Just Because I'm A Woman: Various Artists Sugar Hill Records October 14, 2003

For God & Country: Dolly Parton Welk Music Group November 11, 2003

Live & Well: Dolly Parton Sugar Hill Records September 14, 2004

Those Were The Days: Dolly Parton Sugar Hill Records October 11, 2005

Backwoods Barbie 2007

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