Dolly Parton, who turned 70 on January 19, has countless awards and honors under her tightly-cinched belt — and has no intention of slowing down. I'll be making records if I have to sell them out of the trunk of my car. I've done that in my past, and I'd do it again. Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, , the fourth of 12 children.
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Larger-than-life hair, long red nails, grade-A bedazzling—Dolly Parton is a style icon in a league of her own. In honor of her Person of the Year award at last night's 61st Annual Grammys , we're taking a look back at her best moments in photos over the years—from the good to the bedazzled and all the country glam in between. A year-old Dolly was all smiles for a photograph in , complete with a sky-high beehive hairstyle. In the heat of the disco era, Dolly posed for a portrait in a bedazzled jumpsuit and platform sandals. A fresh-faced Dolly showed off her '70s fashion with a floral print top, matching headscarf, and denim button down.
Parton continues to record and tour regularly. Parton grew up poor in rural Appalachia. She was one of 12 children, and money was always an issue for her family.