(*1946) “It costs me a lot of money to look this cheap!”, is one of the most hilarious quotes by Dolly Parton. This “cheap” look is iconic though, and masks the fact that Parton completely changed the role of women in country music. In a male dominated business, she used her immense talents as a songwriter, a singer and a businesswoman to take control of her own art and career. Becoming the most honoured female country performer of all time, she broke through the glass ceiling that women had always faced, changing the country world for herself and every female artist who followed.
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