Dolly Parton is adored by fans across the world. Stella, on the other hand, has had a very successful career as a country music artist.
Who is Stella Parton?
Stella Parton is a vocalist who was born on May 4, 1949, in Tennessee. She is the younger sibling of Dolly by three years. Avie Lee Caroline and Robert Lee Parton are Stella’s parents. Her most popular song is I Want To Hold You In My Dreams, which came out in 1975.
How did Stella Parton become famous?
Stella made her television debut when she was seven years old, along with sister Dolly. She made her radio debut two years later. Stella and her sisters Willadeene and Cassie formed a gospel music and advertising ensemble that performed throughout eastern Tennessee.
Stella began recording songs in high school. Stella’s first album, In the Garden, was a gospel project with her mother and sisters that was released in 1967. After relocating to Nashville, Stella established Soul, Country & Blues Records. Stella debuted as a solo artist with I Want To Hold You In My Dreams Tonight in 1975. The song of the same name peaked at No9 on the US Country charts.
In 1976, following the success of I Want To Hold You In My Dreams Tonight, Stella signed with Elektra Records. She had three more top 20 songs, The Danger Of A Stranger, Standard Lie Number One, and Four Little Letters. Stella provided the song Goin’ Back To Heaven for the soundtrack of Rhinestone in which Dolly starred in 1984. In 2018, Stella took part in Celebrity MasterChef.
What has Stella Parton said about the Covid vaccine?
On December 21, 2020, Stella went public with her thoughts on Covid and America’s reaction to it. “If my big sister Dolly can invest in the vaccine,” she tweeted, “why not some of you old moldy politicians?”
She equated her sister’s generosity to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA, with a $1 million donation made by Dolly.