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.