Happy Birthday To Dolly Parton, The Backwoods Barbie!

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She's an eight-time Grammy award winning musician, an Oscar nominated actress, theme-park owner and today, she's the birthday girl, turning 66. I mean, obviously not all of her is 66 as she has proudly stated "If I see something sagging, bagging and dragging, I'm going to nip it, tuck it, and suck it!", but we love Dolly because she owns it. We love her openness and fearlessness, her encapsulation of Southern charm and even her self-deprecating humor.

One of twelve siblings growing up on a farm in Tennessee, she conquered country music with class, style, a great attitude, big ass hair and even bigger boobs. At 66 and still at it, she deserves respect, admiration and a tip of the hat for teaching us that a) we should never let age slow us down and b) it costs a lot of money to look cheap. She's one of those people who will leave this world a better place than she found it, but we hope not for a long time.

On this occasion, we've wrangled up ten of our favorite vintage pictures of Dolly in her prime, looking as beautiful and buxom as ever in her denim, sequins, paisley bandana, even lingerie and bunny ears! Happy birthday, Dolly. The higher the hair, the closer to God...

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