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Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton

She made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry in 1959. Since then shes written thousands of songs, including the hits Coat of Many Colors, Jolene, and I Will Always Love You. And shes had hits on both the country and pop charts. Parton wrote her autobiography in 1994, My Life and Other Unfinished Business. Her new all-accoustic CD is Little Sparrow

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 23, 2002: Interview with Dolly Parton; Review of Don Delillo's novel, “The Body Artist.”

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