Dolly Parton signature in lights


Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge is a small town located in the Smoky Mountains, about 27 miles southeast of Knoxville, TN and 24 miles from the North Carolina border. Dolly Parton was born in Pittman Center, TN, but she grew up on a farm in Locust Ridge. This farm now sits on the Dollywood property.

The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge,TN

The Porter Wagoner Show

The Porter Wagoner Show was a TV series that ran from 1961-2016. Dolly parton joined the cast in September of 1967. She was the replacement for another female singer named Norma Jean. Initially, fans were not very welcoming to Dolly as they thought her voice was too high pitched and annoying, but Dolly persevered and gained a decent following during her time on the show.

The Essential Porter and Dolly Album Cover