Today in Country Music, April 20th, featuring Dolly Parton.
Today in Country Music Friday, April 20
On this day in 2011, Chris Young and his band were on their second trip to the middle east finishing up their "Peace Of Home" tour for the troops stationed in Iraq and Kuwait.
Today in 2006, Rascal Flatts held the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200 with their album Me And My Gang.
Kenny Chesney's "How Forever Feels" was rolling through a six-week stay at number one today in 1999.
And on this day in 1959, Dolly Parton released her first single called "Puppy Love"… she was just 13-years old.
Dolly Rebecca Parton "The Queen of Country Music" (born January 19, 1946. Dolly Parton began performing as a child, singing on local radio and television programs in the Eastern Tennessee area. By age nine, she was appearing on The Cas Walker Show on both WIVK Radio and WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. At thirteen, she was recorded (the single "Puppy Love") on a small Louisiana label, Goldband Records, and appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. It was at the Opry where she first met Johnny Cash who encouraged her to go where her heart took her, and not to care what others thought. The day after she graduated from high school in 1964, Parton moved to Nashville taking many traditional elements of folklore and popular music from East Tennessee with her. As a songwriter, she has composed over 3,000 songs, the best known of which include "I Will Always Love You" (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "9 to 5" and "My Tennessee Mountain Home". As an actress, she starred in the movies 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Steel Magnolias, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel and Joyful Noise. She is one of the most successful female country artists of all time; with an estimated 100 million in album sales, Dolly Parton is also one of the best selling artists of all time.