Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life

Explore 100 remarkable moments in the extraordinary life of Dolly Parton with this illustrated retrospective of her most amazing achievements.

In Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life (Epic Ink, available October 10, 2023)Tracy E.W. Lairdtakes readers on a compelling journey through the life and career of the iconic singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. With meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Laird delves into the intriguing and transformative moments of Dolly’s life, chronicling her rise from humble beginnings to becoming a global sensation. Some of the notable moments include: 

  • Dolly’s first performance at The Grand Ole Opry, the most prestigious country music venue in Nashville, at the age of 13
  • Dolly’s start in show business and her first country album, Hello, I’m Dolly, in 1967
  • Dolly’s rise to superstardom, her famous song “I Will Always Love you” topping the country music charts
  • Classic movie moments from 9 to 5 to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas to Steel Magnolias
  • The creation of her incredibly popular resort and theme park, Dollywood
  • Dolly’s philanthropy efforts and her $1 million donation for COVID vaccine research

In addition, this captivating book features interviews with numerous individuals who had the privilege of working closely with Dolly Parton, allowing readers to gain unique insights into her extraordinary accomplishments. Complemented by a rich collection of photographs spanning over six decades, the book provides a visually stunning and illuminating journey through the life of this iconic superstar.”

Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life is a testament to the enduring impact of an extraordinary artist and is a tribute to a timeless, all-American icon.

About the Author:

Tracey E. W. Laird is a professor of music at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author or editor of four books, including Austin City Limits: A History and Austin City Limits: A Monument to Music, the latter co-authored with her spouse, who is also a writer. She has contributed a chapter on “Country Music and Television” to the collection The Oxford Handbook of Country MusicHer perspective on the twenty-first century is part of the 50th Anniversary edition of Bill Malone’s seminal Country Music, U.S.A. (University of Texas Press).

Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life

Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life

Book Title: Dolly Parton: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life

Book Description: Explore 100 remarkable moments in the extraordinary life of Dolly Parton with this illustrated retrospective of her most amazing achievements.

Book Author: Tracey E.W. Laird

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