Dolly Parton
Born Jan 19, 1946
Sevierville Tennessee

Hit Songs:
Coat Of Many Colors
Here You Come Again
Two Doors Down
Baby I'm Burnin'
You're The Only One
Startin' Over Again
Nine To Five
I Will Always Love You

9 To 5
The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas
Steel Magnolias
The Beverly Hillbillies

TV Show:
In 1976 she hosted a
syndicated music
show "Dolly".
Her 1987 prime-time
variety show of the
same name on ABC
was cancelled after
the first season

The Early Years:
Dolly Parton was born
in poverty in Sevier
County in the
mountains of East
Tennessee She was  
one of twelve children.
As a child she used
her ability to make up
songs and sing them
as a way to both
escape and celebrate
her humble
surroundings. By the
age of ten, Dolly was
performing regularly
on the Cas Walker TV
show in Knoxville.
Dolly bought a bus
ticket to Nashville
soon after being the
first member of her
family to graduate
from high school

Porter Wagoner:
In 1967 Dolly joined
singer Porter
Wagoner's syndicated
country music TV
show, and "Miss Dolly"
as she was called
became very popular
with viewer's. They
also had several hits
as a duo. She left
Wagoner in 1974.

In 1986 Parton
opened Dollywood, a
Smoky Mountain
theme park in Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee,
near Gatlinburg

Dolly Parton continues
to perform, and live in
the Nashville area.
Kenny Rogers
Born August 21, 1938
Houston Texas

Hit Songs:
The Gambler
Through The Years
She Believes In Me
Daytime Friends
Coward Of The County
Twenty Years Ago

New Christy Minstrels
The First Edition

Songs by
Kenny Rogers and
the First Edition
Somethings Burning
But You Know I Love You
Reuben James
Tell It All Brother
Ruby, Don't Take Your
Love To Town
Just Dropped In
I Believe In Music

Record Sales:
Between 1977 and
1979 alone Kenny
Rogers sold over
$100 million worth of
records, and soon
became a household

Acting, TV & Books:
In 1980 Kenny
Rogers began an
acting career, starring
in a TV movie
based on his
1979 hit.  More
movies followed,
along with TV
Specials and Books.

Kenny Rogers
continues to perform.
He performed in
Nashville recently at
the CMA Music
Festival (Fan Fair)
T. Graham Brown
Born Oct. 30, 1954

T. Graham Brown
arrived in Nashville
from his native
Athens Georgia in
1982, he quickly
found work as a
studio singer, making
demonstration tapes.
Having such a unique
sound, he was quickly
signed to Capitol
Records. He's had
many hits, and sung
many well known
commercial jingles.
Dolly Parton
& Kenny Rogers
* MTSU Murphy Center *
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Opening act T. Graham Brown
All pictures (above) by Joanne Adams
Dolly Parton - Kenny Rogers
Duet Partners:
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers team up after both having
many duet partners in the past. Dolly Parton has recorded with Porter
Wagoner, Vince Gill and others. Kenny Rogers recorded duets with Dottie
West, Sheena Easton and others. Albums & Concerts: Dolly and Kenny
have recorded several albums together, along with having toured together
#1 All-Time Duet: Islands In The Stream by Dolly & Kenny was voted as the
#1 Country Duet of all time recently at the TV taping of "100 Greatest Duets"
in Nashville. The song was written and originally done by the Bee Gees.
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Website by Pat Adams
November 1, 1986 :  Murfreesboro, Tennessee