Dolly Parton: In Her Own Words (In Their Own Words) (Paperback)
Get inside the head of one of the most beloved musicians of our time, a longtime country music phenomenon turned titan of industry and cultural icon: Dolly Parton. This collection of quotes has been carefully curated from Parton's numerous public statements--interviews, speeches, social media posts, and more. It's a comprehensive picture of her legacy as one of America's most recognizable music superstars, whose considerable impact can be felt well beyond popular culture. Since her career began in the Nashville music scene of the 1960s, Parton has become revered for her work as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Parton has sold over 100 million records world-wide, she's one of the most-honored female country performers of all time, and in 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her profile has long transcended her musical achievements, as she became a successful businesswoman and co-owner of the Dollywood Company. She has also been recognized for her philanthropic work, providing scholarships and awards through her Dollywood Foundation and successful literacy program. This collection is a look into the inner workings of the woman known for penning such hits as "I Will Always Love You" and "9 to 5." Now, for the first time, you can find Parton's most inspirational, thought-provoking quotes in one place, providing an intimate and direct look into the mind of this legendary musical icon.
Suzanne Sonnier is an editor living in the Chicago area.