“I wonder where you are tonight
Will he be waiting for me
The grass is blue
I am ready”
These lines never fail to soothe me when I am troubled. Anything, with aging, grows even more charming. These lines from 1999’s Album These lines from 1999’s Album These lines from 1999’s Album These lines from 1999’s Album These lines from 1999’s Album These lines from 1999’s Album ‘The Grass is Blue’, with perfect combo of vocals and instruments were hymned by none other than Dolly Rebecca Parton. Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author and business woman; all in one lass Dolly was born on January 19’ 1946 in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States.
She was the most honoured country performer of all times who privileged many genres of music with her performance like country, country pop, pop, bluegrass and gospel. Through her vocals, guitar and banjo, she grabbed many awards to her name.
She didn’t spare 25 RIAA certified; gold, platinum and multiplatinum awards plus Garnered and Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Award Nominations, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and she is one of the only 7 female artists to have won Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the year award. She received 46 Grammy Nominations.
Born to a farmer, this prolific songwriter was brought up in Church of God, owned by his grandpa. Her earliest public performance was in the church at age six. Since mid 1980s, Parton has been working as philanthropist particularly in area of literacy through her Dollywood Foundation. This never made her any poor as she has the net worth of $500 million! Surprise….!!!