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.

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 *
Click on Pictures to Enlarge
The Opening Act for this concert was, T. Graham Brown
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