Dolly’s father, Robert, struggled to support the ever-growing family ... But Parton’s career as a star does have one major drawback: It may have drained too much attention (and perhaps some of her own energy) from Dolly Parton the singer.
Parton family history: Decoration Day, pies and politics
Parton family history ... errors and gaps in information do not end there. Avie Lee and Robert Parton's first child, Willadeene, was born in March 1940, according to an online genealogy service, but she is not listed as living with her mother when the ...
Dolly Parton: 'I've seen my songs slaughtered pretty good'
I have to live with my feelings on my sleeve ... They're all bigger than me, of course, but that doesn't matter. Dolly, do you think you'll you keep going for ever? I hope to continue to go, unless my health should fail me or my husband should fall ...
Dolly Parton prepares for overseas shows
When Dolly Parton was a little girl, her family lived so far back in the hills of Locust Ridge ... "We were so fascinated, and I used to think that I wanted to do that someday, that I wanted to get out of the mountains." Now, she jets around the world ...
Dolly Parton Tells All to Country Woman
Dolly Parton spoke to Country Woman the country music legend ... and we're not connecting as a family. Everybody is living separately, together. We're trying to encourage people to bond with family again...at least for a vacation." On being the book ...