Legendary Country Music Star Dolly Parton Explains Her Love for Songwriting | Florence Carmela Paola
Dolly Parton, originally from Tennessee, is a famous country music artist. Parton is a singer, songwriter and smart businesswoman. She is also known to be a prolific philanthropist.
Dolly Parton has spent years succeeding as a songwriter for several other artists. The ten times Grammy Award winner made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which brought her success as a singer and songwriter in the years to come. She has written songs for some of the most popular singers in the music industry, including Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris and her goddaughter Miley Cyrus. She even gave singer Whitney Houston one of the biggest songs of her career ”I Will Always Love You”.
She says American songwriter website that of all the many aspects of his career, songwriting is the most important. “That’s number one,” she enthused when asked how important her writing was to her career. “I’ve always been proud of myself as a songwriter more than anything. That doesn’t mean it’s what I do best. It’s my way of speaking for myself and for life as I see it. It is a capacity that I have and I have always liked to be able to express myself.
“It’s therapy, it’s fun and creative. I love going on a big writing binge. I’m going to stay up for a few days working on a song and I’ll know at the end of those two or three days that I’ve created something that has never existed before. It’s like a feeling of creation, not that the same stories haven’t been told before, but they haven’t been told through my point of view. And it’s my way of relaxing. Songwriting is a hobby and for me; it is therapy. It’s like mind exercises or something.
Dolly Parton has won numerous awards in a career that spans six decades, including several for songwriting. According Wikipedia “Parton’s music includes gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist McEntire). She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career singles over the past 40 years. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including “I Will Always Love You” (a US country chart-topper, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), “Jolene”, “Coat of Many Colors” and “9 to 5″. actress, she starred in such films as 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she won Best Actress Golden Globe nominations, as well as Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk (1992) and Joyful Noise”