“He knows I’m a flirt and a tease but it’s harmless,” said Parton.
“I’ve never met the man that would take his place.” 7.
Her family — which included 11 siblings, herself the fourth — was extremely poor when she was growing up in the backwoods of Tennessee’s Great Smokey Mountains. Parton has even made guest appearances as Aunt Dolly on the popular Disney show ‘Hannah Montana.’ 5. “I just over-exaggerated my look and went in and just walked up on stage. I didn’t even come in close, I don’t think,” she said. Parton has stopped trying to disguise herself in public, because her voice is always a giveaway. I did my makeup completely different with dark eyebrows, and wore a short black wig, and wore different clothes than I would normally wear,” Parton said.
Going from a humble start in the Great Smokey Mountains to becoming one of the most recognized and glamorous women in the music industry was not an easy road for Parton.
However, to this day, the country singer remains the same humble, kindhearted and humorous person that she always has been. In 1996, scientists named the world’s first cloned mammal — a sheep — after Dolly Parton. Parton has been married to asphalt-paving business owner Carl Dean since May 30, 1966.
When asked about the name choice, Scientist Ian Wilmut said, “Dolly is derived from a mammary gland cell, and we couldn’t think of a more impressive pair of glands than Dolly Parton’s.” 9. On gay marriage, Parton said, “I always say, ‘Sure — why can’t they get married? She admits to staying faithful despite calling herself a flirt.
In The Ghetto is about poverty, describing a child who can't overcome his surroundings and turns to crime, which leads to his death.
It was the first song Elvis recorded with a socially-conscious message.
Apparently he was reluctant to do it for that reason, but he knew it would be a hit.
It was Presley's first Top 10 hit in the US in four years, peaking at number three, and his first UK Top 10 hit in three years, peaking at number two. The queen of country puts her signature style on her cover and we’ve got to say, it sounds good.
She wasn’t the only singer to cover ‘In The Ghetto’; Sammy Davis Jr., Candi Staton and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds all had a go.
Today, the queen of country music turns 65, and in honor of her birthday, Taste of Country has compiled a list of 10 fun facts about Parton.
Although she had some success as a songwriter, Parton received her first big break when she was asked to join ‘The Porter Wagoner Show’ in Nashville as Wagoner’s sidekick. 1 singles on the Billboard charts and more than 40 albums charting within the Billboard’s Top 10 country albums.
In 2009, she also tied with Reba Mc Entire as the only artists to have had No.