Dolly Parton Reveals Her Real Hair (Why She Wears Wigs)

Could there be a more iconic country singer, or American singer for that matter, than the unmatchable Dolly Parton? Her iconic voice, over-the-top look, and business acumen combine to create a true powerhouse of pop. But what led Parton to adopt her signature style? And why do so many of today’s pop and country music stars–from country superstars like Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert to pop celebrities like Taylor Swift and her own goddaughter, Miley Cyrus–claim her as a mentor?

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It’s time to look closer into the life of this formidable force in the music industry. Dolly Parton grew up in poverty in a small Tennessee town at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It was the quintessential American country town, and Parton had listened to country and blues music since she was just a wee baby. So naturally, when she discovered she had a talent for singing and performing, it was the country she was drawn to. Parton released her first single, Puppy Love, when she was just 11 years old. The year was 1959. Who knew that just ten years later, she’d nab her first Grammy nomination! Dolly Parton went on to establish her signature look, despite intense criticism from all kinds of people. It was all big hair, lots of makeup, and extravagant clothing choices that enhanced her unashamedly curvaceous figure.

Everyone from music execs to fans was confused. Why didn’t she just emulate the look of other successful stars of the time? But according to Parton, she needed a way to stand out from the crowd. In fact, she claims to have based her look off the “tramps” from her hometown of Sevierville! Dolly’s not shy about plastic surgery, either, and happily admits to going under the knife in the name of beauty.

Keen to learn more about why Dolly Parton looks and acts the way she does? Be sure to watch this video right to the end to find out more about her unbeatable influence and charm. And don’t forget to share and like this clip, and head on over to the Facts Verse channel to subscribe. Hit that notification bell while you’re there. Otherwise, you won’t know when we upload a new video!

Dolly Parton Reveals Her Real Hair (Why She Wears Wigs)

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