Meet Dolly Parton's Husband of 53 Years Who Stays Away from the Cameras

 

Money doesn't buy happiness

The fourth of twelve children, Parton grew up in a one-room cabin in the mountains of Tennessee, with little electricity and no indoor plumbing. The family was so poor that her father paid the doctor with a bag of oatmeal after he delivered Dolly. Parton told Parade magazine, "It was a hard life." 

Folk singer's house, Appalachia, USA, c1917. Image Credit: Getty Images

Folk singer's house, Appalachia, USA, c1917. Image Credit: Getty Images

 

However, she said they had a lot of the important things that money can't buy. She explained that her family was rich in "love and faith." The country singer continued, “Mama never loved anybody but my daddy. She married him when she was in the eighth grade. They stayed together and did the best they could.”

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