Dolly Parton is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, author and philanthropist.
She has received seven Grammy Awards and 10 Country Music Association Awards throughout her successful career.
In 2005, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
She is the most successful female country artist of all time, with over 100 million records sold worldwide.
She founded the Dollywood Foundation to support education and children in need.
In 2016, she donated $9 million to help victims of the Great Smoky Mountains wildfires through her My People Fund.
The My People Fund provided $1,000 a month for six months to over 900 families affected by the wildfires.
In 2018, Parton received the FBI's Director’s Community Leadership Award in recognition of her wildfire aid work.
An impact study of the My People Fund found that cash transfers may be more beneficial for disaster relief than conditional financial support.
Parton has been a generous donor to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), contributing to the Pediatric Cancer Program in honor of her niece.
She is the most honored female country performer of all time, with nine CMA Awards and seven Grammy Awards.
Parton is also the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Living Legend Award for her contributions to American culture through music, literature, and philanthropy.
In 2021, she starred in Netflix’s musical anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.
In 2020, her Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, hit No. 1 in the US and UK digital album chart.