The Facts Most Fans Probably Missed About Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton has been active in the music industry for over six decades. Over time, she climbed to the pinnacle of country music’s hall of fame. She has accomplished a remarkable thing. Since her first public appearance in the late 1950s, she has consistently risen to new heights. Below are some of the unknown facts surrounding the country legend that you may have missed.

  • She was born and raised in Tennessee.

The daughter of Robert Lee Parton Sr. and Avie Lee Caroline, Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946. She was the fourth out of a total of twelve children, and her family’s humble origins may be traced back to a cabin at Little Pigeon River in Pittman Center, Tennessee.

  • She sleeps with make-up on.

Actually, you’d have a hard time finding the singer-songwriter in a real form. She admitted she never goes anywhere without her makeup on, even to bed. This is due to the fact that she will never be prepared for a natural disaster that occurs at night.

  • She has tattoos.

Ribbons, a beehive, an angel, bows, and her trademark butterflies are just some of the exquisite motifs shown in her tattoos.

  • She’s an early bird.

According to the country music legend, she only needs three to five hours of sleep per night and typically gets up around three in the morning. And because she is a really spiritual person, she begins each day with prayer and meditation.

  • She’s afraid of flying commercials.

Parton has said in the past that she is terrified of flying, not because of heights or crashing, but because she “can’t get out if she wants to.” She rather enjoys riding her bus, which allows her to get off at any point along the route. If not, she prefers to use a private jet rather than a public flight.

  • She is married for so many years already.

Her union with Carl Thomas Dean, her spouse of many years, has been unbreakable. After meeting at a Nashville laundry, the couple tied the knot two years later in 1966. The couple had been together for so long that they are on the verge of celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

  • Her garish, outlandish style is something she has always been proud of.

Parton has stated that both her former and current appearances were “a country girl’s concept of glam,” despite the fact that many reviewers believed her overdone style seemed to be cheap and even advised that she should change.

  • She adores butterflies.

When she was younger, Parton said she frequently got in trouble for getting lost while chasing butterflies. The singer has stated that she has come to like these insects because she recognizes aspects of herself in them, in addition to their tenderness and beauty. That it became a symbol for her is not surprising.

  • She LOVES wigs and owns tons of them.

“That way, I never have a bad hair day,” she once said in an interview. She has so many wigs that the artist says she changes them almost daily.

  • She’s a Guinness Book of World Records title holder.

The country legend has set numerous records on Billboard’s U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, including the most No. 1 hit singles for a female artist (with twenty-five), the most decades spent on the chart (with seven), and the most hits in the chart’s history (with over a hundred), breaking her own record.