Dolly Parton is a legend in the world of music and more.
She has always wanted to help others, give books to children and got involved in several campaigns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, she never had children of her own.
Dolly was born on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. She was part of a family with 12 children and was surrounded by music because her mother sang and played guitar. Dolly was passionate about music, she liked to sing, but also to write her own songs.
At the age of 10 she already plays on several local television and radio stations and at the age of 13 she debuted on national radio and earned somewhere around $ 20 a week. Dolly said she had two musical uncles who helped her take the next step in her career, and one of them gave her the first guitar. After graduating from high school, Dolly decided to put her music career first. She moved to Nashville where she quickly became famous.
One of her famous songs is Jolene. The song was inspired by a little girl for whom Dolly signed an autograph. The girl was very beautiful and Dolly asked her name. When she heard that her name was Jolene, she thought it was a very musical name and decided to write a song. Furthermore, the song was inspired by a bank teller who seemed quite interested in Dolly’s husband.
Jolene has become a legendary song around the world. Dolly was nominated and won many awards throughout her career for her music. Dolly also has a career as an actress, appearing in several movies and series.
Dolly was also lucky in her personal life and met Carl Dean, her husband, in 1964, when she was 18 and he was 21. The two married in 1966 and Carl said he would not change for anything in the world these over 50 years with Dolly. The producers said that the two should wait until they get married, but Dolly did not consider this option and the two got married in Georgia so that the Tennessee press would not write about it. Only the two of them and Dolly’s mother were at the wedding.
The two are still in love, but Carl does not participate at events with Dolly because he does not like to do so. In 2016 they renewed their vows on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their marriage.
Dolly never had children, her life was always in show business and she always received support from her husband. The two decided not to have children. She said she made a sacrifice, her time. She would not have time for family and career at the same time, and if she had children she would have wanted to be with them.
Because she has no children, Dolly tries to help those in need. She has offered books to millions of children. Her father inspired her to do this and he was very proud of his daughter.
We hope that Dolly will continue to help those in need because she knows how to do this and is extremely appreciated for everything she does!