You've heard Dolly's story. Dolly Rebecca Parton was born Jan. 19, 1946, in East Tennessee, and grew up poor, overcoming a number of hardships to establish a lifelong career as one of the most respected country singer-songwriters in history.

Parton began her career at a really young age on radio shows before doing her own music. At 18, she moved to Nashville to try and make it in Music City. Her commercial success came when she collaborated with Porter Wagoner on "The Last Thing on My Mind," a cover. The song became a hit single. It was Parton's first taste of success, but it wouldn't be her last.

Today, Dolly Parton is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a winner of Grammy Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards and even two Academy Awards. Country music wouldn't be the same without her spirit and that Southern voice. She's celebrated in this gallery of Dolly Parton Through the Years!

See Dolly Parton's Life and Career in Pictures

Most Unforgettable Dolly Parton Moments

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