Happy 75th Birthday Dolly!!!

Dolly Parton turns 75 today. Dolly was born in Sevierville, the fourth child out of the 12 kids. Dolly credits her Uncle Bill Owens for helping her get started in the music business. He took her to audition for Cas Walker, which landed her on the Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour TV and radio shows. He also coordinated her a guest appearance spot on the Grand Ole Opry.

This year, Dolly donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to support research for a COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine was made possible in part through Parton’s gift.

Imagination Library was started by Dolly in 1995 because her Dad couldn’t read. It started in Sevier County and is now in all fifty states and several other countries. They have gifted over 150 million books

There is no custom code to display.

What's happening

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookie sales for 2021 have begun! Find out where you can get Girl Scout cookies here!

Knoxville Home & Garden Show

Knoxville Home & Garden Show

The Semi-Annual Knoxville Home & Garden Show takes place March 6 & 7 at Knoxville Expo Center! Enter here to win tickets!

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show is returning as a Virtual Show in 2021! The FREE event premieres February 12th – March 14th at DogwoodArts.com!

Tennessee Job Fair

Tennessee Job Fair

TENNESEE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR February 1st – February 28th Looking for a job? Explore new job opportunities in 2021 at the TN Virtual Job Fair.