Living Legend Dolly Parton is 69 years old today. She was born on the 19th of January 1947.
Dolly grew up the fourth of 12 children in the Smoky Mountains.
Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist.
She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years.
Dolly announced this month, a new development deal with NBC to create several two-hour TV movies based on the stories and songs of her life.