Country music star Dolly Parton donated $ 1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital to support research into finding a treatment for COVID-19.
“My old friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who has been involved in Vanderbilt research for many years, told me that they are making significant progress in research for a treatment for coronavirus,” Parton wrote on Wednesday. “I’m making a $ 1 million donation to Vanderbilt, to that research and to encouraging people who can afford to donate.”
On Thursday evening, the online series “Goodnight with Dolly” will debut, in which Parton reads children’s stories.
Dollywood and Abramorama have announced that the documentary “The Library That Dolly Built” will be released on September 21, to mark the 25th anniversary of the singer’s “Imagination Library” program. Since 1995, over 135 million books have been offered to children, and currently, 1.5 million children in the world receive books monthly.
Born in Sevier County, Tennessee, on January 19, 1946, Dolly Parton grew up in a passionate family of music and began singing at an early age. She became famous with the song “Jolene” (1973), and in the 1980s made the transition from country to pop music. As for the film, it debuted in “9 to 5” (1980), and the song with the same title became one of his best-known singles. A prolific songwriter, Dolly Parton has released 43 solo albums, 25 of which came first on the Billboard country charts. Her latest album, “Pure and Simple”, was released by Sony in August 2016.
She has received nine Grammys, but also two nominations for the “Best Song” in the Oscars, in 1981 (for “Nine to Five”) and in 2006 (for “Travelin ‘Thru” in “Transamerica”) and is the holder. has two Guinness records – the country singer with the most tracks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and the artist who spent the most decades with a top 20 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
In 1984, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.