It’s great way to salute an American icon who is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian all wrapped up one incredible package of drive and talent who has sold more than 100 Million records worldwide.
She’s also given away more than one million books for children through her Imagination Library program.
After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s.
Parton’s music includes gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist.
She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards and 50 nominations.
In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including “I Will Always Love You”, “Jolene”, “Coat of Many Colors”, and “9 to 5”. She is also in a select group to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.
As an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, Steel Magnolias, Straight Talk and Joyful Noise.
The event is a musical history program, including selected video recordings and biographical from various artists who have worked with Dolly Parton and recorded her songs.
The historical items will be provided via pictures and video so viewing the presentation on-screen is recommended, but you are also free to just listen to the program via audio-only.
Livestream is 8pm to 9:30pm on Mar. 6.
FREE, but donations are encouraged
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture
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