Country legend Dolly Parton has penned hits such as Coat of Many Colours, Jolene and I Will Always Love You, the latter of which was famously covered by Whitney Houston for her film The Bodyguard.
Dolly’s songwriting skills have earned her two Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song, including the catchy 9 to 5 from her movie of the same name (yes, she’s an actress too!). She’s also broken records, with 25 songs reaching No.1 in the Billboard Country charts and 41 career top 10 county albums.
She has eight Grammy Awards, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and even won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was also inducted in to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and has composed over 3,000 songs (and counting!)
Can you use our clue to figure out her age?
Clue: Dolly’s Tennessee theme park is called Dollywood, which she bought an interest in when she was 40 years old.
Did you guess her age yet?…
Dolly Parton is …
69 years old!
She was born on the 19th of January 1946.