Dolly Parton Wigs-She's More than Just A Dolly Parton Wig

What Do You Think Of When I Say The Name Dolly Parton?

Dolly Parton Wigs? Dolly Parton Boobs? Dolly Parton Business Woman?

I'm betting most ALL of you picked Boobs!

I'm going to take a chance on this by sounding a little "hillybillyish" in my admiration of a star better known for the size of her boobs (can I say "Boobs?") than any other talent she possesses. I saw Dolly Parton in concert when I was in my late twenties. She came to the Salem Oregon State fair, and my friend, Sandi, had tickets. I wasn't that excited to go at the time until I actually got there and heard Dolly perform.

No wonder people think of Dolly Parton boobs when they see her picture. What you don't see in pictures that you see on stage and in person is the personality and trained talent that only a lifetime of hard work and determination could produce.

She started out her show with a bold, strutting and proud walk onto the stage and started talking about what a great manager she had, except that, "on some days, though, I could take him, put an apple on his head, and aim at it with a bow and an arrow," she laughed out loud then and a wide grin lit up her face.

She laughed a lot and entertained us so well that I didn't want to see the show end. Hearing such a small-framed woman (I think she's under five feet tall - tiny little gal), talk like that in a bold way that made us all laugh, I must say, I became a fan right then and there.

This is how I think of her when I remember the concert
This is how I think of her when I remember the concert

Dolly Parton Wigs-She's More than Just A Dolly Parton Wig

My folks (of course-especially my dad) , loved her music. I had heard enough country songs growing up that I vowed that once I moved into my own place I would never listen to one again. That phase lasted about ten years.

Not only is Dolly Parton a talented and popular musician, singer and songwriter, but she is a beloved philanthropist, talented actress, and savvy businesswoman who also dedicates herself to the advocacy of children's education through her imagination library.

She began her career in 1959 and hasn't slowed down yet. Never mind how old she is - around there works just fine, because Dolly Parton is just one of those kinds of performers who has ingratiated herself to young and old audiences alike around the globe and will live to be forever young.

Dolly Parton Wigs-She's More than Just A Dolly Parton Wig

One of the things I remain impressed by is her business knowledge. In 1998, she was ranked by Nashville Business as the wealthiest country-music star. For those of you who think that money doesn't buy happiness, you are shopping in the wrong store (kidding). Dolly Parton is truly a fairy tale story of rags to riches.

Dolly Parton holds strong family and spiritual values and she is married to her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, since 1966. She speaks of him often on stage, but he rarely goes to her shows and is cited as only having been to one. They keep their private life . . . Private. And I applaud that in this day and age.

In Pigeon Forge Tennessee, Dolly co-owns Dollywood Company, a theme park, water park, dinner theatre, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and Dollywoods Splash Country - listed as the 24th-most-popular theme park in the U.S.A. Dolly has served to not only promote the area, that was known for its economic suffering, but she expands and invests into her community - An honorable businesswoman.

Dolly Parton Wigs-She's More than Just A Dolly Parton Wig

That's not all. Dolly Parton has a film and television production company that has not only produced academy award winners, but TV series, feature films, interviews, and several other shows.

Some of you may recognize her more popular songs, like: Jolene, Little Sparrow, Joshua, Me and Little Andy, Nine to Five, Eagle When She Flies, and my personal favorite-Hard Candy Christmas., plus many others.

But did you know that she also plays the guitar, banjo, autoharp, piano, drums, fiddle, Appalachian dulcimer, harmonica and the pennywhistle?

And did you know that her more celebrated acts include pairings with Kenny Rogers, Porter Wagner, Emmylou Harris, Shania Twain, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson and many more?

It doesn't stop there. Dolly Parton is a former Hawaii restaurant owner, and has a line of wigs by Revlon since the 1990's. Her best selling style was named, " Dolly's Own," but has been renamed since it originally came out. It took me years to realize that Dolly had a dressing room full of Dolly Parton wigs. I just admired her for her quick costume changes and styles - which included her hair - that seemed to take only seconds. I even got one of her wigs for a Dolly Parton costume I put together and had a lot of fun!




  • When I think of talent, brains, heritage, soul, tradition and roots, I have to give Dolly complete credit for letting that special place remind me of her.


  • Wig, Boobs, and ALL!




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Dolly Parton Wigs-She's More than Just A Dolly Parton Wig Comments 32 comments

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msorensson 6 years ago

Thank you for this very fitting tribute to the talent and tenacity of one of my favorite women, mwatkins.


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

msorrensson - I am uplifted to hear your words! Thank you! She's amazing - I have to agree!


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I admire her talents and endurance too. What a gal!


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Nellieanna - I have to concur! Thank you for your kind words


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abonded4life 6 years ago from Kitchener ontario

mwatkins: you have done Dolly very well. Thanks, I was not aware of the many businesses she owned


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

She is a heck of a talent - I always thick of that long highway they named after her in her home state :)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

What a lovely tribute to Dolly Parton, I love her voice, her courage and mostly her determination. The wigs she has worn over the years have been a great attribute and I can imagine many women having a great experience doing the same thing and taking on a shot of courage to boot! Great write, love it, rate it and vote it everything good as always, your work deserves every thumbs up available. Peace :)


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

thank you, abonded4life - One thing I didn't elaborate on is her enthusiasm and dedication to eliminating childhood illiteracy through her imagination library that is being promoted and replicated in 566 counties across thirty-six U.S. states (as well as in Canada), plus expansion of the program into Europe in 2007.


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Hi Billyaustindillon, yes she is all of that! In her home state she has helped to create an economy that was considered suffering to one of jobs and tourism. She is amazing. Truly amazing. Thanks for stopping in!


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Katiem - thank you! I honestly appreciate your kind words! Dolly deserves the accolades! And, I am grateful to you for stopping in!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

Obviously a typical example of male ingenuity. If it was not for men's dedication to engineering, how would those babies stay up there?

Thank you for the mention :-))


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

What a lovely tribute to one of my favorite country gals. She is timeless with her beautiful looks. She is certainly one of a kind and what a voice. Her and Kenny were a good match up in this video and others. One of my favorite tunes as well. Thanks for the share:0)


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

So glad you stopped in De Greek! Sometimes, you are right, the male capacity to create beautiful engineering just has to be applauded!


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Hi Saddlerider1! Yes, I am a big fan of her singing and her musical talent with instruments! Her spunk and wit are amazing! Thank you for reading my hub!


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kowality 6 years ago from Everywhere

Finally..A real tribute to a stunning Dolly. I have adored this woman for years and as most men..wished they could be her bra for a day. Thanks for a delightful Hub MW


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Kowality - You'd suffocate-LOL, but I'm sure it would be a happy way to go ;-) thanks for your comment - Dolly Parton is, indeed, a stunning woman!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

A wonderful tribute to a talented and charming lady. Like Dick Clark, Dolly Parton is ageless. She is one of my favorite country entertainers ever. My older sister took me to see Dolly Parton perform live once. I was young and didn't yet appreciate country music a lot, but now I am glad I got the chance to see her perform.

Thanks for this tremendous tribute. Voted up and beautiful.

Mike


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

HI Mike and Thanks! Sounds like you and I had a similar experience! Dolly Parton truly deserves the accolades! She is a solid rock!


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

This is a nice tribute to this country lady. She is genuine and that is what I like about her most.


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

lctodd 1947 - Thank you for stopping in to recognize my hero - Dolly Parton! She is simply herself in all situations and I am such a fan of her dogged determination to give back to the community and promote understanding and education to youth through her imagination library - Dolly is a true fan of her fans. What a superb quality in a human being!


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baggz 6 years ago from bakk woods of sksk

yeah heheh this was good even tho im not a real big Dolly fan I always admired her and now to read and see this is just great, just great.

thnx huh kool hub ; )


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Hi baggz - Good to see you here - I'll bet you'd think different about being a Dolly Parton fan if you saw her in person. Believe me, she puts on one of the best shows I have ever seen!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Beautiful Hub - I like Dolly Parton. She has a certain warmth about her. It radiates from the inside and I think she is a nice, genuine person. I liked here duet with Kenny Rogers and enjoyed her in Steel Magnolia's.

I didn't know she wore wigs, they suit her anyway.

I tweeted one of her quotes recently. She said: "Smile, it increases your face value." It's certainly working for her. Best Wishes. :)


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Hi Lady_E! I couldn't agree more with all you have to say - She is a lady first and a confident businesswoman who is appreciated by many! Thank you!


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zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

Great post. Do you know why Dolly Parton's waist is so small? Because nothing grows in the shade! LOL.


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mwatkins 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

LOL - Hi zzron! When I saw her on stage performing live, I couldn't believe how tiny she is! But what impressed me the most was her quick wit and smile that lit up the stage. honestly, she so outshines her physical attributes that when you see her in person, you don't truly see anything else - Dolly has "Triple F" personality! It is her actual quote that you are using here - “I have got little feet because nothing grows in the shade” - Dolly Parton.

She is also quoted as saying, “I hope people realise that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs.” - Dolly Parton


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zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

Yeah, I believe I heard her tell that joke somewhere before. I'm a boob man myself and I thought it was pretty cool that she can joke around like that about herself and have a sense of humor.


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mwatkins 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

It is cool! I must agree, but she is also a savvy business woman and she knows that for her to do anything less than poke fun at herself is just to invite critics to do it for her. BTW - I thought you were all "boob men." Sorry DeGreek - Not trying to steal your thunder!


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zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

Ha Ha, I guess you could say that but you know some guys also say their a butt man or a leg man. I guess I appreciate all of a woman and they are all beautiful to me inside and out :)


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mwatkins 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

Hi zzron - awwwww, that is sweet! That's a great philosophy for humankind! Thank you for sharing!

;-)


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

I have always liked Dolly. She is funny, sexy, hot, pretty, intelligent, and has good horse since at any age. Love your hub. God Bless You.


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mwatkins 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC Author

stars39 - Me Too! All I can say about what you say her is - DITTO! ;-)

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