With 650 songs written and selling more than 100 million albums, Dolly Parton is one of only six female artists (including Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, and Taylor Swift), to win the Country Music Association’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year. She has also been nominated for two Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Dolly Parton has earned 5 BMI Million-Air (or more) Performance Awards, 7 Grammy’s® and numerous BMI Songwriter Citations of Achievement. Dolly was also honored with the prestigious BMI Icon Award in 2003.
Song by Song: Dolly Parton is an Ovation Original Series which will explore the stories surrounding a particular hit song from Dolly, including her inspiration for writing and recording it, the immediate impact it had and the legacy and accolades it has received.
Each song story episode features brand new interviews of Dolly and will provide a calibrated insight into the unparalleled drama of a life fully lived and a career fully celebrated, revealing a unique character full of resilience, fortitude, intellect, insight and compassion.