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Dolly Parton turned 70 this year. Listen to curated content from our editors.

Dolly Parton turned 70 this year. Listen to curated content from our editors.
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Dolly Parton turned 70 this year. Listen to curated content from our editors.

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Dolly Parton: The Fresh Air Interview

1/12/2016
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Dolly Parton has written thousands of songs, including "Coat of Many Colors," "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You." In a 2001 interview with Fresh Air host Terry Gross, the actress and singer-songwriter describes how she went from East Tennessee to Nashville to worldwide stardom. (NPR 2010)

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Dolly Parton On Faith, Politics and Hard Times

1/12/2016
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Country music legend and cultural icon Dolly Parton talks openly about her faith, humble beginnings in Tennessee and how she once stood up to superstar Elvis Presley. In a special Wisdom Watch conversation, the award-winning singer also weighs in on the current political climate in America, including the historic presidency of Barack Obama. (NPR 2009)

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Dolly Parton's Stairway to Success

1/12/2016
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Now on her fourth decade at the top of the country music scene, Dolly Parton recently joined Morning Edition host Bob Edwards in the NPR studios to talk about her childhood, her long, lucrative career and her latest CD, Halos & Horns. Listen to Parton's convincing take on one of rock 'n' roll's sacred cows, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." (NPR 2002)

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Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' Still Haunts Singers

1/12/2016
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The singer's 1973 hit "Jolene" has been covered more than any of her other songs. Parton says that "Jolene" remains popular in part because of how universal it is: Everyone relates to the singer's sense of inadequacy, and that comes through in each musician's rendition. (NPR 2008)

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Dolly Parton, Working '9 To 5' To Get To Broadway

1/12/2016
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9 to 5 will be one of several Hollywood imports on Broadway this year. But it has one thing the others won't: a country superstar — who helped make 1980's big-screen comedy a smash — writing the songs. (NPR 2009)

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Dolly Parton's Long Journey Home

1/12/2016
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The poor country gal who stormed Hollywood and built Dollywood says her career has come full circle. Parton speaks with NPR's David Greene about her new album and what hasn't changed in 50 years. (NPR 2014)

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Dolly Parton: No 'Better Day' Than Today

1/11/2016
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Since releasing her first solo album in 1967, Parton has become a star in movies and on television. But rock critic Ken Tucker says that her new album, Better Day, returns the focus to Parton's singing and her frequently underestimated songwriting.

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After Decades Of Dreaming, Dolly Parton Says, 'Dream More'

1/11/2016
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When Parton told her high-school classmates that she planned to go to Nashville and become a star, the whole class burst into laughter. In her book Dream More, Parton explains the principles behind her success and describes how she became one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. (NPR 2012)

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