Dolly Parton was honored with an unveiling of a new Tennessee Music Pathways marker in her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee.
Representatives for Parton, along with city and state officials, gathered at the Sevier County Courthouse to celebrate the achievement. Located directly by Parton’s bronze statue on the Sevier County Courthouse lawn, the new marker commemorates Parton’s musical heritage in Sevier County and across Tennessee.
“When you think of Tennessee and music, there are key figures and places that often to come mind, and Dolly is one of them,” said Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, “I couldn’t think of a better way to honor her great musical legacy and all that she has done not only for music across the state but tourism as well. Dollywood is a key attraction for visitors to come and experience from across the world, and it is a great privilege to recognize the work and success of a true Tennessee icon.”
As a singer, songwriter, actor, businesswoman and philanthropist, Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time and among the best-selling country artists. Among Parton’s accolades are nine Grammys, 10 CMA Awards, seven ACM Awards, and three AMA Awards. She was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
“I want to thank Commissioner Ezell and his team at the State of Tennessee,” Parton shared. “I am proud to be from Sevier County and Sevierville and this Music Pathways sign honors me, my family and my history there.”
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