Arts and Culture

Dolly Parton's Small-Town Roots

She’s traveled the world, but she’s never forgotten her roots. Relive the extraordinary life of Dolly Parton through the places she’s been and the people she's inspired.

Filed under:
+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Ryman Auditorium
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Photography by Thinkstock

Ryman Auditorium
The day after she graduated high school, Dolly headed to Nashville, America’s country music capital. At Ryman Auditorium (the Grand Ole Opry’s home at the time), Dolly got this advice from Johnny Cash: “Go where your heart takes you.” Dolly poured her heart into songs like “Love and Learn.”

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

We Recommend

Most Popular

Winter Festivals Around the World

Experience the wonderful winter festivals around the world, including ...

Music Festivals

This summer, pack your sleeping bag and tent and head to some of the ...

St. Patrick's Day Around the World

The world goes green for St. Patrick's Day. From Dublin to Tokyo, see ...

US Music Festival Guide

There's nothing quite like a good music festival -- friends, cool ...

Carnival Around the World

Carnival is celebrated all around the world in Venice, the US, Panama ...

More Travel Inspirations

HGTV Urban Oasis
HGTV Urban Oasis 2014

Enter daily for a chance to win a grand prize worth over $1.5M, located in Atlanta.

Food.com App
Sign Up for the Thanksgiving Newsletter

Get the essential Food Network email featuring time saving tips, recipes and how-to videos.

Food Network Back to School
Food Network's Back to School Recipes

Win over the kids with these easy, time-saving dinners the family will love.