Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

Parton's singing career really started to take off in 1967. Around this time, she partnered with Porter Wagoner on The Porter Wagoner Show.

In the mid-1980s, she opened her own theme park called 'Dollywood'.

Dolly Parton's book Dream More is a collection of inspirational wisdom based on the commencement speech she gave at the University of Tennessee in 2009.