20th anniversary of the theme park, "Dollywood"
replica of the cabin where Dolly Parton spent her childhood
Parton, Dolly (1946- ), American singer, songwriter, and actor, who become a popular country music star. Parton was born in Locust Ridge, near Sevierville, Tennessee. She was a member of Porter Wagoner's group from 1967 to 1974, traveling and appearing on television with the singer and his band. She also wrote and recorded with Wagoner. In 1974 she formed the Traveling Family Band, with which she toured until 1977, when she took the country rock band Gypsy Fever on the road. In 1986 Parton opened her own theme park, Dollywood.
Photos of the Shows
Parton broke into movies with 9 to 5 (1980), a comedy with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, for which she wrote the title tune. Her other films include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), and Straight Talk (1992). Parton won Grammy Awards as best country vocalist in 1978 and 1981. The 1987 Trio album that she recorded with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt sold more than 1 million copies and was named best country album at the Grammy Awards. In 1999 Parton, Harris, and Ronstadt released the follow-up album Trio II.
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Photos of the Dollywood Railroad
early gospel quartet
Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum
monument to Appalachian woodcutters
Tennessee Gentleman, a park worker
the popular water ride
fountain on KidsFest Street
sister in the stroller
the park is for the family
but some get tired
resting and girl watching
detail of the girl watch
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