Dolly Parton: How old is the country singer on her birthday, what songs is she famous for – and best quotes

Dolly Parton performs in concert during her Pure & Simple Tour (Photo: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

Legendary country singer Dolly Parton recently celebrated her birthday, and thousands of people online wished the multi-Grammy Award winner a happy birthday.

On January 19, Parton turned 76, born in 1946 in Tennessee. She is the fourth of 12 children – her siblings are: Willadeene, David Wilburn, Coy Denver, Robert Lee, Stella Mae, Cassie Nan, Randle Huston, Larry Gerald, twins Floyd Estel and Frieda Estelle, and Rachel Ann.

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She celebrated her birthday by tweeting a photo of herself in a hot pink suit and skirt, writing, “Just hanging out in my birthday suit!”

Is Dolly Parton married?

Parton married her husband Carl Thomas Dean, also of Tennessee, on May 30, 1966. Her relationship with her husband always remained very private, with Dean rarely seen in public with his wife.

The couple met when Parton was 18 and Dean was 21, outside their local laundromat in Nashville. Two years later, they married, shortly after Parton released her debut album.

Choosing to stay out of the spotlight, Dean focused on running his asphalt business, which he has now retired from, and has actually only seen Parton play a handful of times.

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres during an interview, Parton said: “No, he doesn’t like to do that. He gets nervous watching me perform. It’s almost like seeing your kid in a recital.

“He is afraid that I am wrong. In fact, he saw me once or twice and it relaxed him a bit. He saw that I was messing up and it’s okay because people aren’t going to punish me for it.

Dolly Parton attends the We Are Family Foundation (Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images)

In 2016, Parton and Dean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows and getting married for a second time.

At the time, Parton said, “We’re getting married again!” I’ll have a nice wedding dress, because I didn’t have a big long wedding dress when we got married, and we have a suit for him, so we’ll get dressed and take a bunch of pictures. ”

Dean and Parton have no children together, although Parton is godmother to fellow singer Miley Cyrus.

Speaking to Billboard about not having kids, Parton said, “At first when my husband and I were dating and then when we got married, we just assumed we were going to have kids. We weren’t doing anything for the sake of it. ‘stop. In fact, we thought we might. We even had names if we had any, but it didn’t happen that way.

“Now that Carl and I are older, we often say, ‘Aren’t you glad we didn’t have kids? “. Now we don’t have to worry about children anymore.

What songs is she famous for?

Parton is known for a wide variety of songs she has released over the course of her career, the most significant of which include:

  • 9 to 5
  • Jolene
  • Coat of several colors
  • I will Always Love You
  • Here you are back
  • Two doors down
  • islands in the stream
  • It’s all wrong, but it’s alright
  • When I get where I’m going
  • Have I ever crossed your mind
  • Old flames can’t hold you a candle
  • But you know that I love you
  • Me and little Andy
  • strong cider
  • Broken Heart Express

Parton is set to release her new album later this year, in March 2022.

The album, titled Run Rose Run, is a companion album to the novel of the same name that Parton co-wrote with James Patterson.

Dolly Parton and her goddaughter Miley Cyrus on stage at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

A song of Run Rose Run has already been released – Big Dreams and Faded Jeans – with a total of 12 original songs to feature.

According to its website, Run Rose Run, the book is described as “a novel about a young woman who comes to the country music capital to pursue her dreams of making music”.

He adds: “The source of her heartbreaking songs is a brutal secret she has desperately tried to hide, but the past she has fled seeks to control her future – even if it means destroying everything she has worked for. “

Speaking about the album and the novel, Parton said: “I couldn’t be more excited about the release of my very first novel. Run, Rose, Run with the great James Patterson. I also have a new CD to accompany the book.

“All new songs written based on characters and situations from the book. I hope you enjoy the book and the songs as much as we enjoyed creating it.

What are some of his best quotes?

In honor of the iconic country singer, here are some of her best and funniest quotes about life, love, money, career — and everything in between.

“I look totally artificial, but I’m totally real, as a writer, as a professional, as a human being. A rhinestone sparkles as well as a diamond.

“I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took firefighters four days to put it out.”

“Life is sweeter when you have an attitude of gratitude!”

Dolly Parton arrives for the 61st Grammy Awards (Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

“After you reach a certain age, they think you’re finished. Well, I’ll never be finished. I’ll make records if I have to sell them out of the trunk of my car. I’ve done this in the past, and I would do it again.

“I’ve had to go up against all kinds of people over the years just to be myself. I think everyone should be allowed to be who they are and love who they love.

“Don’t be so busy making a living that you forget about making a living.”

“I look like a woman but I think like a man. I’ve done business with men who think I’m as dumb as I look. The moment they realize I’m not, I have the money and I left.

“You’ll never do much if you’re not brave enough to try.”

“It costs a lot of money to look so cheap.”

“I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do other things.”

“People say how do you stay so young? I say, well, good lighting, good doctors and good makeup.

Dolly Parton arrives at the premiere of Netflix’s Dumplin (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“I don’t have to harden my heart, because I want to stay open to feeling things. So when I hurt, I hurt everywhere. And when I cry, I cry very hard. And when I’m angry, I’m angry everywhere. I’m just one person; I like to experience all that I feel and all that I go through.

“I’m not offended by all the stupid blonde jokes because I know I’m not stupid…and I also know I’m not blonde.”

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

“I tried all the diets in the book. I tried a few that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most diets.

“I always count my blessings more than I count my money. I don’t work for money. Never did.”

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