Coming from a modest family in Sevierville, Tennessee, Dolly Parton began singing when she was hardly five. At eleven, she was singing on a local radio show. She also performed as a child artist in some television shows. Most of her early years spent in the native mountains ignited the soul of a songwriter in her and she penned down some of the perennial hits of her career. Parton moved to Nashville after her high school in search for better music prospects and captured the attention of many song publishing companies due to her amazing talent of songwriting.
Landing a recording deal with Monument Records in 1965, she released string of singles and eventually her full-length debut album, Hello I’m Dolly in 1967. All of her albums released till the mid of 70s hit the country music charts in the US and she made a distinctive spot for herself during the era of reigning musicians such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
Busting the Charts
Dolly Parton’s name appeared at the top of US Country chart for the first time after the success of her 1977 record, New Harvest… First Gathering. The following album, Here You Come Again came out in the same year and became her first Platinum certified album in the US. 70s came to close with her Gold record, Great Balls of Fire and she became one of the most revered artists to revive pop-country in the dominating rock music scene.
For the next decade, Dolly Parton kept on ruling the international music charts with her widely popular albums. Besides receiving Gold and Platinum certifications, she also racked up a number of awards. The start of the 90s brought her back to the country roots and she gave multiple chartbusters. Albums like Eagle When She Flies, Slow Dancing with the Moon and Treasure maintained her prominence in both the genres of pop and country.
New Century, New Beginnings
With the advent of the new century, Parton included modern music elements in her signature sound which helped her to reach out to the contemporary listeners. Dolly Parton also enjoyed success on the road with her extremely successful tours like Backwoods Barbie and Better Day World Tour. With tours such as these, she visited some places like Australia for the first time during the last 30 years of her career. Dolly Parton tickets witnessed mounting sales and her concerts received a great response from the local and international fans.
With multiple professional, business and philanthropic projects running under her supervision, she is busier than ever before. In spite of numerous artistic and professional achievements during a career that spans more than five decades, Parton continues to look out for more successes and shows no signs of slowing down.
Blue Smoke World Tour
Dolly Parton is back on the road in less than two years after her last Better Day World Tour. With her latest studio album coming out soon, Parton has confirmed dates for her live shows throughout UK, Australia, Europe and the US. Attend one of her concerts at your nearest venue to enjoy her beautiful and peppy live performances.