Dolly: The Biography

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A classic American success story, country music singer and actress Dolly Parton started out in a two-room shack in the Tennessee mountains and now has her own theme park. Alanna Nash's updated biography covers the early years fronting Porter Wagoner's band, and the subsequent solo career that had critics in Nashville wondering if the five-foot singer with the outrageous figure and the mountain of blonde hair wasn't heading off in the direction of pop music. Nash depicts Parton as a determined woman with an ...
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A classic American success story, country music singer and actress Dolly Parton started out in a two-room shack in the Tennessee mountains and now has her own theme park. Alanna Nash's updated biography covers the early years fronting Porter Wagoner's band, and the subsequent solo career that had critics in Nashville wondering if the five-foot singer with the outrageous figure and the mountain of blonde hair wasn't heading off in the direction of pop music. Nash depicts Parton as a determined woman with an unflaggingly bright, companionable disposition-a personality that can handle numerous accolades (Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and membership in the Country Music Association Hall of Fame) and disappointments (her 70's TV show) with sincere amusement.
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Tom T. Hall
Alanna Nash understands the country mind, and this book proves again that she can write about it.
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Nash, who has written several biographies of country-and-western singers, here offers a 1978 portrait of Dolly Parton. All the tasteless jokes aside, Parton's career as a singer and also as a songwriter can be matched by few women performers. Along with her hit records, she also has several feature films and numerous television appearances to her credit. In addition, Parton owns her own theme park and has become an advocate for literacy. This edition includes new photos and a new chapter updating Parton's story. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815412427
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Alanna Nash is the author of Behind Closed Doors: Talking With The Legends of Country Music and a country music reviewer for Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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