Dolly inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Dolly starts the "Imagination Library" to give back to her community and to promote literacy to the world

Dolly’s “I Will Always Love You” stays at #1 on the charts for 14 weeks after being featured in "The Bodyguard" as recorded by Whitney Houston

Dolly becomes Billboard’s All-Time Top Female Country Artist

“Dolly” TV show premieres on ABC

Dolly opens the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

9 to 5 released, reaches #1 on pop and country charts. Wins Grammys for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female, and Best Country Song

Dolly wins CMA Entertainer of the Year

Dolly's "Here You Come Again" sells 1 million copies

Dolly Syndicated Show airs for the first time

Dolly wins CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, 1976 - Dolly Syndicated Show

Dolly wins CMA Female Vocalist of the Year

Dolly leaves the Porter Wagoner Show

Dolly writes “I Will Always Love You”, Jolene goes #1

Dolly writes “I Will Always Love You” & "Jolene" goes to #1

Joined Grand Ole Opry

Dolly joins the Grand Ole Opry at age 23

First Charting Singles

Dolly gets first charting singles, Dumb Blonde (#24) and Something Fishy (#17)

First Porter Wagoner

Dolly appears on the Porter Wagoner Show for the first time

Moved to Nashville

Dolly moves to Nashville, Tennessee to begin her career

First Grand Ole Opry

Dolly appears at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time being introduced by Johnny Cash

Cas Walker

Dolly performs on the Cas Walker show for the first time at age 10

Dolly Parton was born in Sevierville, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains