Country music legend Dolly Parton has begun her Australian tour to sold-out arenas.
most importantly as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and adored wife.
Country music queen Dolly Parton has kicked off her Australian Blue Smoke tour in Melbourne.
The 68-year-old performed to a sell-out audience at Rod Laver Arena.
She entertained fans with stories of her life growing up on a farm in Tennessee, in between singing songs from her latest album, covers and classics.
# Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene # Please don't take him just because you can.
# She'll perform again in Melbourne tonight, before heading to Adelaide.