Singer, Songwriter and Entrepreneur. Born on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Dolly Rebecca Parton was one of twelve children. After high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue music. She's won numerous Country Music Awards, Grammys and starred in the hit films "9 to 5," and "Steel Magnolias." She opened her Dollywood theme park in 1985 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.