"It is difficult to find a country performer who has moved from country roots to international fame more successfully than Dolly Parton. Her autobiographical single 'Coat of Many Colors' shows the poverty of growing up one of 12 children on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, TN." Today Dolly Parton "is a Grammy award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. To date, she remains one of the most successful country artists, with 26 number-one singles (a record for a female performer) and 42 top-10 country albums (more than anyone else). She is known for her distinctive mountain soprano, sometimes bawdy humor, [and her] flamboyant dress sense."
- allmusic.com; wikipedia.org