Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, and actress born in 1946 in Sevier County, Tennessee. She is the most decorated female country singer of all time. Parton has 25 RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. She also has had 25 singles make it to number one Billboard’s Country chart as well as 110 singles that have made the chart. Parton has won eight Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 2 Academy Awards and three American Music Awards. She has also been featured in films such as 9 to 5, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Steel Magnolias and Straight Talk. She is married to Carl Thomas Dean.