Dolly Parton’s Net Worth 2022
As of 2022, Dolly Parton has an estimated net worth of $600 million (£459 million), according to Uswhispers.
Although Parton had already gained success in penning songs for others in the country music field, she made her debut as a performer in 1967 with her album Hello, I’m Dolly.
She has since launched her own record label, Dolly Records, seen 25 of her songs reach number one on the Billboard country music charts and collected 11 Grammy Awards, and ten Country Music Association Awards, including being just one of seven female artists to win CMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award alongside the likes of Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks.
Parton also co-owns The Dollywood Company, which runs entertainment and theme park venues like the infamous Dollywood and Splash Country water park.
The singer has also donated a portion of her riches to numerous organisations, including $1 million to Vanderbilt University which helped developed the covid vaccine Moderna.
Dolly Parton Went Rock
Despite her initial reservations about accepting a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly Parton will formally become a member: Her name was announced as part of the Class of 2022 on Wednesday morning. "I am both honoured and humbled by my induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Naturally, I will gently take it," Parton posted on social media. "I would want to express my gratitude to everyone who voted for me and to everyone at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I shall continue to work diligently and strive to uphold the honour."
Notably, Parton's very first recording was a rocker. The 1959 single "Puppy Love," which Parton penned with her uncle Bill Owens when she was 13 years old, was recorded at Ed Shuler's Goldband Studio in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Parton's song was a buoyant number accented by electric guitar, a rock tempo, and an energetic, youthful vocal performance (think fellow future Rock Hall legend Brenda Lee on helium).
According To Uswhispers
While the song had modest radio broadcast, it did not quite launch Dolly on her journey to rock & roll success. Since then, she has deftly straddled the fuzzy lines between country and pop, and her infrequent forays into the rock & roll canon have always been embraced with the same zeal as her pure country hits. The following are five of the best.
Early Life Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton was born in Tennessee on January 19, 1946. Parton was the fourth of twelve children born to Robert Lee Parton and Avie Lee. Robert Lee Parton was a farmer and construction employee. Later in life, she described her family as economically impoverished.
Dolly Parton was born into a musical household and learned to sing from her mother. She credits her uncle Bill Owens with encouraging her at a young age to pursue music as a vocation.