With one of the most recognisable voices in the business, even those would not choose to listen to country music will know of the icon that is Dolly Parton! And even if you don’t recognise the voice you will definitely recognise Dolly’s iconic look. Never too far away from a pair of cowboy boots, Dolly’s signature cowboy outfits and volumized blonde hair have made her one of the most recognisable music figures to have ever lived. With her unique voice matching her look, Dolly screams all things Nashville! ‘Dolly’ by Wallace Elizabeth is just one of the designs which capture Dolly Patron in all her glory.
As well as an incredibly talented artist in her own right, Dolly started off in the music business by composing music for other artists, including the international hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ sung by Whitney Houston. In fact, Dolly has composed over 3000 songs, both for herself and other people, making her one of the best writers in the music business. ‘Dreams Don’t Just Come True Because You Want Them…” -Dolly Parton Quote’ by Toni Scott is a perfect example of just one of the quotes said by Dolly which perfectly explains her philosophy towards life, one which we can all look towards for motivation!
It’s hard to believe that when she first got her record at 19 she was told not to make country music, with Monument Records believing her unique voice who not suit the genre and that she should make pop music instead.
Given all the success Dolly has had over the years, it seems almost impossible that she almost didn’t record country music! But even after the success of her first album, Dolly spent years mainly recording duets with Porter Wagoner, a fellow musician and country music entertainer.
In fact, it wasn’t until the 1970 that Dolly started gaining success for her solo music, with her biggest hit by far being ‘Jolene’ which was released in 1973. This was followed by ‘9 to 5’ which Dolly wrote for the film of the same name released in 1980, in which Dolly stared and later turned into a musical in 2008.
‘Cup of Ambition’ is just one of the lyrics Dolly has become famous for, and with the ‘Cup of Ambition’ mug by Wallace Elizabeth you can have one whenever you need a little pick me up!
But Dolly Parton isn’t just a singer for those of the 70s and 80s. Her connection with Goddaughter Miley Cyrus has made her a multi-generational icon, with Miley helping to get a whole new generation interested in country music.
It’s easy to see how she has sold more than 100 million records worldwide! Her unique voice is also matched by an award-winning lovable and bubbly personality. The lyrics sung in some of Dolly Parton’s song also create an instant connection to people, whether it be motivational or a relatable story heart ache, Dolly’s music has a unique way of drawing upon her own experiences to create beautiful stories within her songs.
It’s easy to see how she has become one of the most quotable and inspirational women, with deigns such as ‘If You Don’t Like The Road You’re Walking, Start Paving A New One. -Dolly Parton Quote Watercolor Script’ and ‘The Way I See It If You Want The Rainbow You Gotta Put Up With The Rain. -Dolly Parton Quote Rainbow’, both by Toni Scott, showing just two examples of the quotes which are easily relatable!
Whether you know her for her voice, her look, or even Dollywood, Dolly Parton will always be the face and voice of Country Music!