For decades, Dolly Parton has been blessing fans with her wonderful work in the music world. At 76, she has been continuously writing and performing hit country songs and recently put everyone in awe with her New Year special with Miley Cyrus.
In her extensive career, she has released 41 top-10 country albums, has had 25 number-one hit singles, and has sold over 100 million albums as a solo artist. Get to know more about Parton’s successful career and the net worth she has amassed.
The Huge Success of Dolly Parton’s Career
The now-76-year-old debut album came in 1967 and was a huge success during the remainder of the 1960s. Her sales and chart peaked during the 1970s and continued until the 1980s.
Though her album sales in the 1990s weren’t that promising, she still experienced commercial success in the 2000s after dropping albums on different independent labels, including her own Dolly Records.
Parton has Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. Aside from her chart-topping songs and albums, she has written more than 3,000 tracks and earned several nominations as an actress.
In addition, she has 11 Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award; ten Country Music Association Awards; and is one of only seven female artists to have received the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award, among many other recognitions.
Outside of her music career, Parton co-owns The Dollywood Company and founded several charitable and philanthropic organizations.
Dolly Parton’s Royalties and Net Worth
Parton earned $10 million in royalties in the early 1990s when Whitney Houston revived her hit song, “I Will Always Love You.”
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Until today, as the writing and publishing rights’ owner, she can earn about eight cents per song’s radio play and $2 per album sold.
No wonder she’s now worth $650 million.
Dolly Parton Collaborates with Miley Cyrus
Parton once again stunned everyone when she graced NBC’s second annual Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party in Miami on December 31.
The two sang “Jolene,” Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” “I Will Always Love You,” and, of course, “Wrecking Ball.”
Fans couldn’t help but talk about them on Twitter, with one fan saying, "Dolly Parton singing ‘Wrecking Ball’ with Miley Cyrus and then transitioning straight into ‘I Will Always Love You’ is how we should all begin the new year."
"This Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton medley is one of the greatest performances of all time,” another said.
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