Dolly Parton Siblings, Family, Bio, Career and Net Worth 2019
Dolly Parton Siblings, Family, Bio– Dolly Parton is a beloved cultural icon whose powerful voice, songwriting and personality have won the hearts of the country and pop music fans for decades. She has also appeared in an array of screen projects.
Born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Dolly Parton was one of 12 children in a one-room cabin in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains is no picnic. The 4th Born to be Specific.
Despite having close to nothing, Parton was raised learning to sing in the church and followed her dreams by hitting the Nashville music scene at the age of 13 with her first performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
Inspiring millions with her rags to riches journey, Dolly Parton has become a national treasure.
But Dolly is not the only successful Parton child. Music was part of the entire Parton family upbringing. Where did each of her 11 siblings end up after Parton made it big in Nashville?
Larry Parton– Unfortunately, Larry died as an infant at only 4 days old when Dolly was only 9 years old.
Stella Parton– Stella Parton is no stranger to the country music scene. With her own 40 years of experience, she has created her own path and even had some successful songs in the 1970s.
Randy Parton – Randy is a singer and performer, but his big claim to fame is his big mishap with the Roanoke Rapids Theatre in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina (which used to be the Randy Parton Theatre). Parton signed a million dollar deal to manage and perform in the theatre and it didn’t quite work out for him
Rachel Dennison – The youngest of the Parton siblings, Dennison is a retired actress-singer, best known for her starring role in the 1980s sitcom “Nine to Five.” She also performs with her siblings from time to time.
Willadeene Parton – Willadeene became an author, publishing Smoky Mountain Memories: Stories from the Hearts of the Parton Family, which tells stories of the Parton family upbringing. She also wrote a cookbook, All-Day Singing & Dinner on the Ground
Freida Estelle – Freida starting out singing back up for Dolly and tried making it as a punk rock singer in the 1980s. She opened a wedding chapel and is an ordained minister, so if you’ve ever dreamed of having Dolly Parton officiate your wedding, sounds like this is the next best thing.
Robert Lee, David, and Coy Parton – These three stayed pretty private and out of show business, so not much is known about them. They can occasionally be seen accompanying Dolly to events.
Floyd Parton – Floyd also pursued music and turned out to be a talented songwriter. He penned multiple songs for Dolly including, “Rockin’ Years,” “Nickles and Dimes,” and “Waltz Me to Heaven.”
Cassie Nan – Cassie is also a singer/performer, though a bit more low key than some of her other siblings. She has performed shows at Dollywood with multiple siblings including Randy and Rachel.
Robert Lee Parton Sr. (Dolly Parton’s Dad)– A poor farmer and construction worker, Robert Lee Parton was born in 1921. He tried his best to provide for his family even though he was very poor. The family struggled to make ends meet. So much so, that during Dolly Parton’s birth, her father paid the doctor with a bag of oatmeal.
Avie Lee Parton (Dolly Parton’s Mom) – Parton’s mother was born in 1923 in South Carolina. A homemaker and mother of 12, Avie Lee Parton, was the first musical influence in her daughter’s life. She was the one who encouraged her children to sing at home and in church.
Country music icon and actress Dolly Rebecca Parton first exposure to music came from family members, including her mother, who sang and played guitar. At an early age, she also learned about music while performing in church