Dolly Parton and some other of music’s biggest stars, including Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper and Sheryl Crow joined forces for a good cause. The artists are raising funds for ACM Coronavirus Relief Auction. Keep reading to find out about this amazing charity event!
- Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on 19 January 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.
- On May 30, 1966, Parton married Carl Dean at a church in Ringgold, Georgia. The only people to attend the wedding were the preacher, his wife, and the singer's mom, Avie Lee.
- Dolly Parton is the godmother of pop singer Miley Cyrus. She has been friends with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, since the 90s and has a strong bond with Miley.
- Parton’s fortune has increased recently and it's well deserved. Her net worth in 2020 is estimated at $600 million. The generous singer recently donated $1 million to coronavirus vaccine research.
Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton together for a lovely cause
The Academy of Country Music announced that Dolly Parton, 74, and Taylor Swift, 30 among other stars are participating in a virtual charity sell-off titled Nashville: An Auction to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund.
The fundraiser is open for bidding on the official website until October 29.
Dolly Parton's 50th Opry anniversary dulcimer for auction!
Dolly Parton will auction off her four-string dulcimer that has 1000 hand studded Swarovski crystals, which represents a landmark in her career.
Dolly Parton performing live in 1976
"Jolene” singer is heartbroken seeing the country music community suffer due to the pandemic. "It was important to donate the dulcimer that was designed for my 50th Grand Ole Opry anniversary, so we can raise awareness and much-needed funds."
Taylor Swift is donating her black Gibson acoustic guitar
Do you know that people in Tennessee who recovered from Covid-19 can donate their antibodies? This is possible because Dolly Parton gave a million dollars to help research in April 2020.
The music icon is a famous philanthropist in her hometown. She gave 150 million children’s books to create the “Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.” She also donates $1,000 a month to families that end up homeless due to Tennessee fires.