Be inspired by Dolly Parton.

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Dolly Parton is a living legend who does not need an introduction. She is a uniter of people - no matter your political or musical taste, you can feel fondness for the country queen. She is an inspiration for millions of people worldwide, and MSS is proud and honored to bring Dolly Parton crew socks, gloves, and patches.

A champion for women, she was born on 19th January 1946 on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, Pittman Center, Tennessee. She is the fourth of twelve children and comes from a humble background. Her father, Robert Parton, was a sharecropper when she was born. He later tended his tobacco farm and did construction jobs to supplement the farm’s meager income. Her mother, Avie Lee Caroline, had 11 pregnancies - one being twins - in 20 years. She was an inspiration - despite poor health, she managed to keep house. Parton credits her musical abilities to her. When she was a little girl, her family moved to a farm near Locust ridge; the surrounding woodland and farm acreage inspired her songs often. My Tennessee Mountain Home, written in the 70s, is one such song.

She and her family lived in a one-bedroom cabin on the Locust Ridge for six to seven years. Brought up in the church of God, Cleveland, music was a vital part of her early life and her earliest performances were in the church at the age of six. She showed early signs of musical talents and started playing a homemade guitar by the age of seven. Her uncle bought her first real guitar when she was eight. It was one of the most vital moments in her early childhood. She was hooked and started performing on local radios and television in the East Tennesse region. By 10, she was a regular on various famous shows in Knoxville and recorded the single Puppy Love with Goldband Records, a small Louisiana label. She appeared at the Grand Ole Opry and first met Johnny Cash, who told her to follow her instincts.

She moved to Nashville in 1964 after graduating from Sevier County High School, where she signed with Combine Publishing and got her initial success as a songwriter. She wrote a few charting singles, including two of the Top 10 hits during the period.

Her inspiring musical career, spanning over six decades, can be divided into four periods:

1967- 1975: She joined Porter Wagoner, a musician, and country music entertainer, in 1967 and recorded her first single as a duet with him. The song reached the country Top 10 and started an uninterrupted single for the duo. Dolly recorded - Mule Skinner Blues - with Jimmie Rodgers, and it was the start of a new success. She had numerous hit singles in the Top 20 in the next two years.

1976-1986: Dolly had a series of hits during the period, and her influence on pop culture was growing; many performers, including mainstream and crossover artists, covered her songs. After her first attempt at the crossover failed, she made a tremendous comeback with Here You Come Again - her first million-seller in 1977. Dolly won a Grammy for the song and continued to have many hits during the period. In 1981, she became one of the rare female country singers to have a number-one single on both the pop and country charts.

1987-2005: She released Trio in 1987 with two other artists and was critically acclaimed. It sold several million copies, spent five weeks at number one on Billboard Country Album Charts, and got nominated for a Grammy for Album of the Year. She got the most commercial success with the soundtrack of the movie The Bodyguard.

2005- present: Dolly earned her second Academy Award nomination for the movie song Transamerica. The song was polarizing, and she got death threats for accepting Transgender people. But Dolly is not the one to back down and continues to show support for all women. In 2022, she announced to release of her first-holiday album in over 30 years.



Dolly Parton has always been a philanthropist and has supported several charitable efforts since the mid-1980s, especially in literacy. Her foundation - Dollywood Foundation - mails one book a month to over 850,000 children in over 1600 local communities in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Ireland. She was honored by the Library of Congress for sending out the 100 millionth book in 2018.

The charity funded from her profits brings jobs and tax revenues to a previously depressed region. She works to raise money for numerous causes, including HIV/ Aids charities and American Red Cross.

In December 2006, she pledged $500,000 for a hospital and cancer center in Sevierville and announced a benefit concert to raise additional funds. Dolly has allowed PETA to use her music for ad campaigns and encourages pet owners to keep their pets indoors.

In 2003, she won the Partnership award from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for her efforts to preserve the bald eagle.

In 2007, Dolly received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

She has received several awards for her work in literacy.

  • Association of American Publishers Honors, 2000
  • Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, 2001
  • American Association of School Administrators, 2002
  • Chasing Rainbows Award by National State Teachers of the year, 2002
  • Child and Family Advocacy Award, 2003
  • She gave the commencement speech at the University of Tennessee graduation ceremony in 2009 and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

Parton participated in a telethon to raise money for the Great Smoky Mountains wildfires in 2016.

  • The FBI honored Parton for her wildlife aid work with the Director’s Community Leadership award in 2018.
  • Parton has been a long-time generous donor to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
  • Dolly donated $1 million for the COVID-19 pandemic vaccination.


Life accomplishments:

  • She is one of the most-honored female Country performers of all time.
  • Twenty-six of her songs reached no. 1 on the Billboard country charts.
  • She has 52 top 10 country albums and 110 career-charted singles over the last four decades.
  • Dolly has written over 3,000 songs and sold over 100 million records.
  • She has earned 11 Grammy awards and fifty nominations.
  • Dolly won Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2011.
  • She has won 3 awards and 18 nominations at the American Music Awards.
  • Dolly has won seven awards and 39 nominations from the Academy of Country Music.
  • She is one of the six female artists to have won the Entertainer of the year award from the Country Music Association.
  • She has been nominated twice for the Academy and a Tony Award.
  • In 1984, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • She called the bronze sculpture on the courthouse lawn in Servicelle - the greatest honor.
  • She got inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.


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