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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

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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.”

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