Dolly Parton

The most honored female country performer of all time, Dolly Parton is a native of Sevier County.

Parton has had at least 25 songs reach number one on the Billboard music charts. She has had remarkable success as a film actor, appearing in several movies such as “9 to 5” and “Steel Magnolias.”

President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush with Dolly Parton and movie director Steven Spielberg.


Parton is also a co-owner of the Dollywood theme park as well as the founder of the Imagination Library, an organization that provides free books to young children.

For all that she has accomplished and done for others, Dolly Parton may be the most universally admired person in Tennessee today!