Happy 75th Birthday to the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton!
On Jan. 19, 1946, Dolly was born in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, as one of 12 children to Avie Lee Caroline and Robert Lee Parton Sr.
Despite growing up poor in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Dolly followed her dreams of a career in music.
After more than 60 years in the spotlight, the “9 to 5” hitmaker has sold over 100 million records, earned 26 No. 1 songs on the Billboard country charts, and won 10 Grammy Awards, among many other accolades.
This year my birthday wish is a call for kindness. We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. So today, January 19th, let’s get to unearthing love ❤️ https://t.co/CTShxNkbRq pic.twitter.com/0UFiMCyM9D
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) January 19, 2021
Dolly has also appeared in several films, including “9 to 5” alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, written books, donated to several charitable causes, and even has her own “Dollywood” theme park.
In the last year alone, the real-life superhero donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which helped fund the Moderna vaccine.
Birthday tributes are pouring in for the country superstar, with Maren Morris sharing a video with Parton backstage singing her 1991 hit “Eagle When She Flies”.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) January 19, 2021
See more tributes for the Backwoods Barbie below.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) January 19, 2021
Happy birthday @DollyParton, I love you more than my rhinestones! 💖 We sure have shared a lot of memories over the years and I’m looking forward to many more ahead of us. I can’t imagine a world without Dolly. pic.twitter.com/aevU7e8Vak
— Reba (@reba) January 20, 2021
I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting @DollyParton or I’d post a cool picture of us. Me and @nicohocking were real close a few years back at the Grammys but were too nervous haha. Happy Birthday to one of the most iconic performers of all time. We’re jamming in your honor pic.twitter.com/XG7Rfhoukk
— Luke Combs 🎤 (@lukecombs) January 19, 2021
On this day a national treasure was born. Happy birthday @DollyParton! Your talent, positivity, and giving spirit are beyond – thank you for always paying it forward to the kids and your community. pic.twitter.com/F0O0Dcv6mH
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) January 19, 2021
Happy Birthday @DollyParton! Your bright spirit and passion for helping others shines through in everything you do. Thank you for always inspiring me to DREAM MORE!💫 I love you forever. 🥰
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) January 19, 2021
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 19, 2021
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 19, 2021