Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album... more
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton made her album debut in 1967, with her album Hello, I'm Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continuing into the 1980s; Parton's subsequent albums in the later part of the 1990s were lower in sales. However, in the new millennium, Parton achieved commercial success again and has released albums on independent labels since 2000, including albums on her own label, Dolly Records. Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. She has 41 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered nine Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 47 Grammy nominations. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, notably "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", and "9 to 5". She is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.
Like the phoenixfrom the ash and dirti rose up from the pain and hurtwhen I was at my very worsti found youthought I could never love againwhen a stream of light came beaming ina thread of hopefor me to spend around youchorus: Unlikely angelstanding there in front of meas if you were my destinylike we were always meant to be togetherunlikely angelit feels so right inside your lovelike God has sent you from aboveto honor, cherish, and to love foreverthe smile upon your angel facethe heaven in your eyes replacethe hell that I’ve been going throughbefore youhow long have you been there for mei once was blind but now I seea future full of hopehow I adore yourepeat chorusunlikely angeloh, you never know where one might bein sacred halls or crowded streetsbut God has sent one straight down to me from heavenunlikely angelunlikely angelunlikely angelunlikely angelhmmmmwhisper: Unlikely angel