PLEDGE NOW
Dolly Parton

Superstar Dolly Parton joins us to talk music and where she’s found meaning in life.

Dolly Parton speaks at The 22nd Annual Glaad Media Awards on Sunday April 10, 2011, at at The Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP)

Dolly Parton speaks at The 22nd Annual Glaad Media Awards on Sunday April 10, 2011, at at The Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP)

Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, superstar Dolly Parton is as big as they come in entertainment careers.  100 million records sold.  Dozens of gold and platinum songs.  Country fame.  Pop fame.  Hollywood.  Dollywood.

She’s got an outsized, chart-topping personality, a sharp business eye, and a deep, soulful streak she traces back to the Smoky Mountains.  Now she’s talking life advice.

This hour, On Point:  a conversation with the one and only Dolly Parton.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Dolly Parton, singer-songwriter, actress, and author. Her new book is Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You.

From Tom’s Reading List

ABC NewsDolly Parton is a country music superstar whose own dreams took her from a small town in Tennessee to the highest levels of music and acting success. In her new book, “Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You,” Parton reveals how she achieved such success and how others can too, advising people to “Dream More,” “Learn More,” “Care More” and “Do More.” Parton’s book is based on a 2009 commencement address she gave at the University of Tennessee that became a YouTube sensation.”

Video

Check out Dolly Parton’s classic tune.

Excerpt

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
RECENT
SHOWS
Jun 9, 2016

Newly-minted college graduates on the job hunt. We’ll look at who’s hiring, starting salaries, and strategies for landing that first job.

 
Jun 9, 2016

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Jessica Valenti: ‘Objectification Is About Dehumanizing People’
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

“There is some power in laying claim to the word victim.” — Jessica Valenti on the Stanford sexual assault case, and the importance of language.

More »
Comment
 
Why The ‘Roots’ Remake Matters (And What Stays The Same)
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

The recent remake of “Roots” on the History Channel makes important changes, Morehouse College’s Stephane Dunn argues. But it also holds true to the original story.

More »
Comment
 
Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone: ‘Trump’s Going To Be The Next President’
Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Longtime political consultant Roger Stone apologizes for his “two martini tweets,” even as he predicts Donald Trump will be the next U.S. president.

More »
Comment