Dolly wrote her first song and appeared in radio when she was seven years old. She started her professional career through television as well as in radio shows and partnered with entertainer Porter Wagoner for the Porter Wagoner Show. Later, she released her first duet song, The Last Thing on My Mind with Porter Wagoner. She earned No. 1 single hit position with wide recognition from the song, Joshua, Coat of many Colors, Burning the Midnight Oil, etc.
Despite this, Dolly made her acting breakthrough in the comedy film 9 to 5 which earned her nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She also cast in Rhinestone, Straight Talk, Gnomeo & Juliet, Joyful Noise, Hollywood to Dollywood, etc.
Moreover, Parton supports many charitable organizations and established Dollywood Foundation. She also worked to raise fund for the American Red Cross, American Eagle Foundation’s, HIV/AIDS, charities. She is also one of a number of country music artists who participated in a telethon to raise money for victims of the fires.
Dolly Paton has earned numerous awards and fame including “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”, “Grammy Hall of Fame”, “Grammy Award for Best Country singer”, “Golden Globe Award”, “Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award”, etc.
Moving towards her personal life, Dolly married to Carl Thomas, Car racer in Ringgold, Georgia. They don’t have any children till now, but they admitted that they are pleased they didn’t have children.
Parton earns the tremendous amount of money in her career. Her estimated net worth is reported to be around $ 500 thousand.