Dolly Parton has never been ashamed of her roots. The country legend had very modest beginnings. As one of twelve children of an illiterate farmer, she grew up very poor in a one room cabin, but her family found riches in their strong faith in God.
Dolly has remained a devoted Christian her whole life. Her recent performance of “Coat of Many Colors” was such a hit with viewers that NBC will be re-airing it. The faith-based, made-for-TV movie was watched by 15 million viewers.
Parton has been married to her husband Carl Dean since 1966. The two met in a Nashville laundromat after Dolly moved there at age 18 to pursue her singing and song writing career. After all these years, she remains devoted to her family. Despite her fortune, Dolly insists the most important things in her life are “love and faith.”
Regarding the challenges of her childhood, Dolly says she wouldn’t change it for anything. “It was a hard life, a family with no money,” she told Parade. “But we had a lot of the important stuff that money don’t buy you anyway.” It is the “important stuff,” she says, that still matters most to her.
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