Dolly Parton Music Artist Dreamer

Dolly Parton : Gospel Roots Christian Faith World Famous

Not only is Dolly Parton one of the top musical artists of all time, but the fact that she never gave up on her dreams and was willing to do whatever it took to make something of herself is an inspiration to people everywhere especially children and teenagers.

Dolly, born in Sevierville, Tennessee in 1946, grew up in abject poverty as reflected in 'Coat of Many Colors'.Many of her lyrics have arisen from the struggles in her life and how she weathered and triumphed over them. Many songs by this very talented artist have been recorded by other country and pop music artists some of whom can literally relate to them from their own life prospective.

Deeply rooted in the Christian faith and with gospel songs ringing in her head, Dolly literally flipped her high school graduation tassel and struck out for Nashville. She met the love of her life, Carl Dean, while doing laundry and 2 years later married him. Though no children were born to this union, Dolly has been a mother-figure to some of her siblings and has guardianship of the orphaned son of friends.

Many Parton lyrics are drawn from people and experiences related to her childhood as well as events in her professional life. For example, the idea for 'Jolene' came from signing an autograph for an 8 year old girl whose name was Jolene. Dolly admits that while other incidents are expressed in the lyrics, the song's popularity stems from the fact that so many people can easily relate to the feelings of inferiority.

The song '9 to 5'' was written in an attempt to shed light on the need for better working conditions for women. The Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You song was the result of a business conflict between Dolly and Porter Wagoner.

Through the years, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton have performed many duets especially 'Islands in the Stream' and 'Once Upon A Christmas”.