There are many things about Dolly Parton that you don’t know, like how long she has been married and how many rides she has ridden at Dollywood.

From her current political stance to her humble beginnings, read on to find interesting facts you may not know about this superstar.

You won’t believe what she said about the 2016 Presidential Candidates!

Birth

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born January 19, 1946, in Sevierville, Tennessee. She was the fourth child out of 12. Her father was a construction worker and farmer and her mother stayed home and raised the children. Parton says her family was “dirt poor” and lived in a one-room cabin in a valley in the Great Smokey Mountains.

Parton grew within the church as her family lived in a large Pentecostal area. At just six years old, she started performing in church and got her first real guitar when she was eight years old, which her uncle gave to her.

Child Performances

Parton didn’t wait until she was an adult to start her career as a singer, she started when she was young. Dolly sang on the local television and radio programs in the Eastern Tennessee area.

When she was ten, Parton was on the WBIR-TV and WIVK radio shows as well as The Cas Walker Show in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This young girl had amazing some incredible luck when she was 13 years old because she sang at the Grand Ole Opry hotel and met Johnny Cash. Of course, Cash gave her sage advice and told her not to give up on her dreams and to follow her instincts.