Jan 19, 201209:21 AMThe Telegraph
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A Birthday Playlist for Dolly Parton
She's enjoying a renewed big-screen buzz as the star of the recent inspirational flick Joyful Noise, but today gives music legend Dolly Parton an even bigger reason to celebrate. It's her birthday, and she's turning 66.
What's there to say about the birthday gal that hasn't already been said a million times? Not only is she one of the most loved and recognized entertainers in the world, but she's one of the most prolific American songwriters. Her hits span decades, and she's never been afraid to take risks.
To celebrate the icon and her 66th birthday, we've put together a YouTube playlist of some of her best tunes. Follow her path from her days brightening up the stage on The Porter Wagoner Show all the way to her modern anthem, "Backwoods Barbie."
Enjoy the tunes by hitting play below, and find more of Dolly's music for purchase at Amazon.
Update: Dolly spent part of her birthday in Nashville, where she announced her participation in a new snow and water amusement park planned for the Gaylord Opryland resort.