Dolly Parton is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. Parton's biggest hits include "9 to 5" (1981), "Here You Come Again" (1977) and "Islands In The Stream" (1983), a duet with Kenny Rogers. Her 1974 song "I Will Always Love You" was more famously recorded by Whitney Houston for the film The Bodyguard in 1992.
Parton is the most-honoured female country performer of all time. She holds 25 U.S. gold, platinum and multi-platinum honors from the RIAA. She has seen 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist.
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