Dolly Parton is a timeless Country songstress whose personality shines just as brightly as her voice. Her smile can light up a full room, and her outfits are worthy of their own museum. She’s paved the way for many women in music and has even continued to support new artists.
The point we’re trying to make here is that Dolly Parton is undeniably iconic! From dedicated country fans to the most casual listeners, everyone loves Dolly. We’re revisiting some of her most memorable moments, and with decades of an amazing career, there are plenty to choose from.
To celebrate Dolly's 76th birthday — she was born on January 19, 1946 — here are six of our favorite Dolly Parton moments.
When she was turned into a cartoon
While the real Dolly is amazing enough, Dolly in cartoon form is just as incredible. She was given an animate version of herself in a 1983 “Urban Chipmunk” episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
2016 ACM Awards acceptance speech
Dolly received the Tex Ritter award at the 2016 ACM Awards. The award highlights a popular movie that was released during the calendar year, and during her acceptance speech Dolly gave a good-humored nod to all of the “long-legged women” she was up against. She also performed with Katy Perry, and the two have performed together again since.
There are ‘enough boobs’ in the White House
While she’s not often political and maintains her wholesome image, Dolly stepping outside of her norm is one of the funniest things that can happen. Both in an interview and on Twitter, she noted that she’ll pass on running for president since there are already “enough boobs in the race.”
Her appearance on Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo is a kid’s TV show that ran from 1955 to 1984. As the longest running kid’s TV show of the time, the beloved program often featured special guests- and Dolly was without a doubt one of the best.
A highly-requested duet with Miley Cyrus
Dolly calls herself Miley Cyrus’ fairy god mother. The two have an adorable relationship, and when they finally performed “Jolene” together everyone from young fans of the show Hannah Montana to longtime Dolly listeners were captivated.
When she rapped for Queen Latifah
While Dolly is known for her gorgeous vocals and silvery singing voice, it turns out she can also... rap? When the iconic songstress showed off her rap talents in front of none other than Queen Latifah, a genre-crossing moment like none other was born.