How old is Dolly Parton, what are the 9 to 5 singer's biggest hits, who's she married to and does she have children?

Here's what you need to know about the country star whose hits have inspired the West End musical 9 to 5…

How old is Dolly Parton?

Dolly Parton, 73, was born in Tennessee, US.

She's the most honoured female country performer of all time, achieving a whopping 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards.

Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts – a record for a female artist.

She has nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards.

Most recently, she made headlines for the new Jennifer Aniston Netflix comedy Dumplin' which features Dolly's songs.

What are Dolly Parton's biggest songs?

Dolly has composed over 3,000 songs – most notably I Will Always Love You, which was a hit for her, as well as Whitney Houston.

Her biggest – and probably best known – songs include…

  • Jolene
  • Coat of Many Colors
  • 9 to 5
  • Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That
  • Yellow Roses

Who is Dolly Parton's husband and does she have children?

Dolly married Carl Thomas Dean on May 30, 1966 – and they're still together.

The couple keep their relationship out of the limelight, and Carl rarely accompanies Dolly to any events.

Dolly and Dean don't have any children, but Dolly's the godmother of Miley Cyrus.

She has previously spoken about why she's never had children.

She said: "God has a plan for everything. I think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody's kids could be mine. And they are now."

Parton has said she used to regret not having children, but now doesn't feel that way.

She told Billboard: "Now that Carl and I are older, we often say, 'Aren't you glad we didn't have kids? Now we don't have kids to worry about'".

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