Dolly Parton is an American country singer-songwriter whose career has spanned 40 years. She has released dozens of albums over the years, including a number of recent “themed” albums, including patriotic, folk and pop cover songs. However, Parton remains best known and loved for her country twang and stage persona.

Parton is a shrewd business woman, whose ventures have included film and theatre, as well as her Dollywood themepark. Recently, she penned songs for the Broadway musical “9 to 5.” The musical, which has also completed runs at regional theatres across the country, is based on a 1980 film that starred Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

Parton tours both nationally and internationally. Her North American tours are usually booked for large theater venues, while her European tours can fill stadiums and arenas as she performs overseas less often and stages fewer concerts while there.

Dolly Parton is finally back on the road after first postponing and then having to reschedule her entire tour while she recovered from a back condition. Parton’s world tour, originally set to launch Feb. 28, in support of her latest album, “Backwoods Barbie,” kicked off last week in Pittsburgh,... Read more

Dolly Parton postpones tour

Tours February 14, 2008 0

Dolly Parton has been forced to postpone her upcoming U.S. tour due to a back condition. Doctors have advised her to take six to eight weeks off in order to recover properly. The tour–in support of Parton’s “Backwoods Barbie” album, due out Feb. 26 on Dolly Records–was set to... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen The venerable Dolly Parton kicks off her 2008/2009 Backwoods Barbie World Tour with a Feb. 28 show in Minneapolis, MN. Parton, who plans to be on the road extensively throughout 2008, including a major run through Europe in June and July, is touring... Read more
Dolly Parton told Los Angeles radio listeners Aug. 28 that 9 to 5, the new musical for which she has penned songs, will open on Broadway in spring 2009. . . The musical being shepherded by producer Robert Greenblatt is based on the 1980 film comedy about secretaries. Parton,... Read more