Bighearted country singer who released twenty-six number-one Billboard hits, which include “Jolene”, “Coat of Many Colors”, and “9 to 5.”
She grew up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin in Appalachia, Tennessee; she learned to sing at church.
She received the nickname, The Queen of Country Music, after releasing more #1 hits than any other country singer in history.
She married Carl Dean on May 30, 1966 after meeting him in a laundromat in 1964.
She composed the hit song, “I Will Always Love You,” with Whitney Houston.