Dolly Parton Has 11 Brothers and Sisters, Some of Whom Also Inherited the Singing Talent

Dolly Parton grew up in a house of 12 children in Tennessee in a poor rural Appalachia area. Get to know her brothers and sisters, some of whom are great singers as well.

STELLA PARTON

Just like Dolly, Stella is also an acclaimed musician. For two decades, she has made her own way as a country singer. She even had some hit songs in the 1970s, as reported by Wide Open Country.

Dolly Parton and Stella Parton at the Egyptian Theatre on December 2, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Dolly Parton and Stella Parton at the Egyptian Theatre on December 2, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

RACHEL DENNISON

Rachel is the youngest of the Parton siblings. She is a retired actress and singer. Her most notable role was in the 1980s sitcom "Nine to Five."

Dolly Parton and Rachel Dennison at The Marquis Theatre on April 13, 2009 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Dolly Parton and Rachel Dennison at The Marquis Theatre on April 13, 2009 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

FLOYD PARTON

Floyd is a great songwriter. In fact, she wrote several songs for Dolly, such as  "Waltz Me to Heaven," and "Nickles and Dimes."

Dolly Parton and Floyd Parton at Bearsville Studios in North Hollywood, California on January 15, 1981. | Photo: Getty Images

Dolly Parton and Floyd Parton at Bearsville Studios in North Hollywood, California on January 15, 1981. | Photo: Getty Images

FREIDA ESTELLE

Freida started her music career as a backup singer for Dolly. During the 1980s, she tried making it as a punk rock singer.

Stella Parton, Freida Parton, Dolly Parton, and Floyd Parton at Bearsville Studios in North Hollywood, California on January 15, 1981. | Photo: Getty Images

Stella Parton, Freida Parton, Dolly Parton, and Floyd Parton at Bearsville Studios in North Hollywood, California on January 15, 1981. | Photo: Getty Images

RANDY PARTON

Randy is a singer and performer. In any case, his big claim to fame is his huge disaster with the Roanoke Rapids Theatre in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He signed a deal to manage and perform in the theatre. Unfortunately, it did not exactly work out for him.

WILLADEENE PARTON

Willadeene is an author. In 1996, she published a memoir called "Smoky Mountain Memories: Stories from the Hearts of the Parton Family." She also wrote the cookbook "All-Day Singing & Dinner on the Ground."

CASSIE NAN

Cassie is also a singer, according to Heavy. In 2013, she performed in the Dollywood show called "My People" with her brother Randy.

ROBERT LEE, DAVID, AND COY PARTON

Not much is known about Robert, David, and Coy since they remained private and out of the entertainment industry. At times, they can be seen going with Dolly to occasions.

LARRY PARTON

Larry was the 9th of 12 children born to Avie Lee and Robert Lee Parton. Sadly, he  passed away at only four days old.

DOLLY'S RELATIONSHIP

Dolly Parton has been hitched to husband Carl Thomas Dean for over five decades. However, the couple kept their relationship out of the spotlight, as reported by Taste Of Country.

Dolly was only 18 years old when they initially met. While the twosome never had kids during their marriage, it is something that the singer has been able to become accustomed to over the years.

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