Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Woman with more than a Great Body - Dolly Pardon



Dolly Parton born on January 19, 1946 in Tennessee. She is the fourth of 12 children and lived in a one room cabin on a farm with her entire family.

Determined to pursue a career in music, she moved to Nashville in 1964 where she met and married her husband, Carl Dean.

A regular on the Porter Wagoner show, she appeared on his show for seven years. From here, she worked steadily to move up in the entertainment field not only with her music but by also appearing in movies.

In 1986 she started up Dolly Parton Enterprises to handle her growing multi-million dollar empire. The same year, she also opened up a theme park called Dollywood. (in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)

A sucess in a number of different areas in her life, Dolly Pardon is a lady we can all look up to.

A List of Dolly Parton’s Awards & Nominations

10 Country Music Association Awards
1968 Vocal Group of the Year, with Porter Wagoner
1970 Vocal Duo of the Year, with Porter Wagoner (first time given)
1971 Vocal Duo of the Year, with Porter Wagoner
1975 Female Vocalist of the Year
1976 Female Vocalist of the Year
1978 Entertainer of the Year
1988 Vocal Event of the Year (with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt)
1993 Country Music Honors
1996 Vocal Event of the Year (with Vince Gill)
2004 International Artist Achievement Award (presented by the BBC)

7 Grammy Awards (and 42 nominations)

1978 Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female for Here You Come Again
1981 Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female for "9 to 5"
1981 Best Country Song for "9 to 5"
1987 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group (with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris) for Trio
1999 Best Country Collaboration With Vocals, (with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris) for “After the Goldrush,"
2000 Best Bluegrass Album, for The Grass is Blue
2001 Best Country Female Vocal Performance for "Shine"


5 Academy of Country Music Awards
1977 Entertainer of The Year
1980 Female Vocalist of The Year
1983 Single of The Year ("Islands In The Stream" with Kenny Rogers)
1983 Vocal Duet of the Year (with Kenny Rogers)
1987 Album of The Year (Trio with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris)

4 Golden Globe Nominations
1981 Best Supporting Actress in a Musical/Comedy, for 9 to 5
1981 Best Original Song, for "9 to 5"
1981 Best New Film Star
1983 Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy, for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


3 American Music Association Awards
1978 Favorite Country Album, for New Harvest, First Gathering
1984 Favorite Country Single (with Kenny Rogers), for "Islands in the Stream"
1985 Favorite Country Single (with Kenny Rogers), for "Islands in the Stream"

3 People’s Choice Awards
1981 Favorite Movie Song, "9 to 5"
1988 Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series
1988 Favorite All Around Female Performer


1 Academy Award nomination
1980 Achievement in Music Original Song, "9 to 5"

1 Emmy Award Nomination
1978 Outstanding Continuing Or Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In Variety Or Music, Dolly Parton for Cher . . . Special.

For additional information about this amazing woman visit to see all the things she's involved in - http://www.dollyparton.com/

I may never sing a tune on national television but I can enjoy watching one classy lady sing her heart out.

Anita

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