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Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music.
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Blue Valley Songbird is a 1999 made for television movie starring Dolly Parton. It was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dolly Parton stars as country singer Leana Taylor who struggles to escape from her controlling manager/boyfriend Hank (John Terry) as well as her troubled past. After turning to her guitarist (Billy Dean), Leanna finally faces her past, including her estranged mother and the death of her father.
Best of Dolly Parton was a 1975 compilation album of Dolly Parton's early '70s work that has long been regarded by critics as the definitive representation of Parton's most influential period. The album reached # 5 on the U.S. country albums chart, and contained the title tracks to the previous six Parton albums, as well as the tracks "I Will Always Love You" and "Travelin' Man".
The album was curiously titled Best of Dolly Parton although RCA Records had previously released an album titled The Best of Dolly Parton in 1970, which remained in print at the time of this disc's release as it would for several more years. The album tracks, graphics, and catalog numbers were of course different for the two albums (and this release does not have "The" as part of the title) but still there was some confusion about the albums. This album is occasionally referred to as "The Best of Dolly Parton Vol. 2" but it never was released under that title. (Though a third "best of" collection was released in 1987, Best of Dolly Parton, Vol 3, suggesting RCA regarded this collection as Volume 2, even if they didn't include that designation in the title.)
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