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- Dolly, born in 1946, needs no introduction—she is a country music phenomenon.
- After a career as a child performer, Dolly gained a regular spot on a weekly television programme hosted by Porter Wagoner. They released a duet of Tom Paxton’s, The Last Thing on My Mind, which was a hit on the US country chart.
- By the mid-70s, Dolly was performing solo and had a string of hits on the country chart including the wonderful, Jolene.
- A move towards more mainstream pop saw Dolly score her first hit on the US singles chart with, Here You Come Again (1977). A string of further hits followed including her only #1 hit, 9 to 5 (1980).
- Dolly had a second #1 hit on the US charts in 1983 with her Kenny Rogers duet, Islands in the Stream.
- Dolly is the most honoured female country performer of all time with: 25 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards; 25 Billboard Country chart #1’s; 41 top 10 country albums and, 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years.
- That all adds up to over 100 million records sold worldwide.
- On the award front, Dolly’s mantelpiece holds: 8 Grammy Awards (with 46 nominations—that’s a tie with Beyoncé for the most Grammy nominations for a woman, 2 Academy Award nominations, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.
- The 3,000+ songs that Dolly has composed include: I Will Always Love You, a massive hit for Whitney Houston.
- As an actress, Dolly has starred in: 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Steel Magnolias, Wild Texas Wind, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, Blue Valley Songbird, and Joyful Noise.
- Dolly has also received a number of awards for her efforts in environmental causes and in helping with child literacy.
here you come again fax
- Surprisingly, after all the hits Dolly has written, she didn’t write, Here You Come Again—it was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
- Here You Come Again hit #1 on the US country singles chart and won the 1979 Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Recorded in June 1977 and released in September 1977, it peaked at #3 on the US singles chart in January 1978.
- Here You Come Again was written in 1975 and was intended as a potential comeback hit for Brenda Lee but Brenda turned it down. B.J. Thomas, Patti LaBelle and Maureen McGovern.
- Here You Come Again lyrics.
here you come again – dolly parton – 1977 – video
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