Singer, songwriter and businesswoman, Dolly Parton is a beloved icon with a powerful voice and an intriguing personality. For years, she has won the hearts of an endless number of country and pop music fans with her sweet songs and lyrics that take you through the ups and downs of her life.
Music fans will clamor to get tickets to see legendary country star Dolly Parton. With such a long and storied career in the music business, Dolly Parton is a living legend. Her latest performances get back to basics, with a simple stage set up that keep the spotlight on her and put a simple focus on her handful of backup singers and accompanists. She dazzles fans with her signature look and her bedazzled guitar, but audiences know one thing’s for sure: dolly parton is a musician through and through. Her catalog is vast and full of hits, and country fans can sing along to just about every song in the set list. Seeing a Dolly Parton concert is like taking part in a little bit of history. That’s music history and life history because Dolly Parton’s music is all deeply autobiographical. Every song tells a story of Parton’s fantastical life. Audiences eat it up, packing houses and selling out concerts within minutes of tickets becoming available. So don’t hesitate if you’re a country music fan looking to tick Dolly Parton off your bucket list.
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Early Life and Musical Beginnings
Born in Tennessee, Parton moved to Nashville after finishing high school, to pursue a career in music. She had learned music while performing in church from a very early age and started performing professionally at the age of ten.
Alongside Porter Wagoner
A big part of Parton’s career involved Porter Wagoner of The Porter Wagoner Show. The two became a popular duo and recorded a series of hit country songs together. Her work with Wagoner is what eventually helped her get a recording contract with RCA Records. That is when she got her big break with hits such as “Just Someone I Used to Know” (1969) and “Daddy Was an Old Time Preacher Man” (1970). Many of Parton’s solo songs in her time with Wagoner became some of her most beloved classics, admired even today – including “Joshua” and “Coat of Many Colors”.
Parting Ways with Wagoner and Further Successes
In 1974, Parton parted ways with long time partner, Wagoner, on a positive note. Her tribute to Wagoner, “I Will Always Love You” was also a big hit. After releasing Jolene, in 1974, Parton left Wagoner for good. Around this time, Parton started blending elements of pop and rock into her music. She also started performing at rock clubs instead of exclusively playing at country venues.
Her first big pop hit came with “Here You Come Again”, which hit number three in 1978 and went gold. The song “Two Doors Down” got her into the Top 20 for pop music. For country music, she continued to rule with songs such as “You’re the Only One” in 1979, “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You” in 1980 and “Starting Over Again” also in 1980.
Film Debut – 9 to 5
Riding on the high wave of success, Parton starred alongside legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the super hit comedy called 9 to 5. She also contributed to the soundtrack of this film, which was another number one hit for her on both country and pop charts. This song even earned her a nomination for an Academy Award. After this, Parton starred alongside Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise in a 1982 movie called The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which introduced the world to her mega hit song “I Will Always Love You”.
“I Will Always Love You”
In 1992, Parton’s song from the movie got another chance to enjoy the spotlight – only this time, it was bigger than ever before. The song, which was recorded by Whitney Houston for the film, The Bodyguard, catapulted to new heights of fame and stayed at the top of pop charts for 14 weeks, becoming one of the highest selling singles of all time.
Awards and Achievements by Dolly Parton
With a total of 43 studio albums, 104 singles, 56 music videos and 184 compilation albums, it comes as no surprise that Dolly Parton has won countless awards and has achieved heights of success that few others dream of. She has been inducted into multiple Halls of Fame, including the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007, the Music City Walk of Fame in 2009 and the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2010, among many others.
She has been nominated twice for Academy Awards and has won nine Grammys with 47 nominations. She also holds 11 Country Music Association Awards, 46 BMI Awards, 3 People’s Choice Awards and 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, among other honors. Parton has also been nominated for two Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes.
Parton is considered to be the most honored country artist of all time, with 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications by the RIAA. 25 of her songs have reached No. 1 on country music charts. She has composed more than 3,000 songs and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including digital sales.
Dolly Parton Tour Tickets
Fresh off a grand tour, The Pure and Simple Tour, the megastar and country music’s queen is now performing live for her fans, once again. If you want to get in on this action, you need to get your hands on these Dolly Parton tour tickets at the earliest. She will be performing some of her best songs to give her fans a true taste of the music that made her the legend that she is – you wouldn’t want to miss it!