First, in her essay “Chief Little Feather, Where Are You”? She was a child, she reflected her loneliness. For example, she explained that her parents owned an appliance store, but especially she remarked that she felt lonely because her parents never had time for her. As she said, “If my father was the brain of the business, my mother was the heart and the soul”. (pg.4). Most of the time she had to do her homework by her own because their parents worked long hours at the store. At her young age her father lets her and her sister Linda to walk home at night. He seemed that he did not care about them, but just the money.
Bessie was born April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to a part time Baptist preacher, William Smith, and his wife Laura. The family was large and poor. Soon after she was born her father died. Laura lived until Bessie was only nine years old. The remaining children had to learn to take care of themselves. Her sister Viola then raised her. But it was her oldest brother,
To begin, Dolly Parton was born on January 19, 1946 in Sevier County, Tennessee. She is the fourth of twelve children of Robert and Avie. Furthermore, Dolly Parton described her family as dirt poor, which is expressed in her song “A Coat of Many Colors” (Perone, James). From the start, music was extremely important to Dolly Parton. She first started performing in Church with her family. It has even been noted that she, “…loved performing since [she] was big enough to wrestle [her] little brothers and sisters into sitting long enough for [her] to sing them [her] latest musical masterpiece.” Also, as a child she sang on the local radio and television program in Eastern Tennessee. At the age of thirteen, she recorded her single “Puppy Love” and appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. You know that someone is going to go far in life if they are that young and have already accomplished what most wish they could.
Throughout her music career she was inspired by many of music’s greats. “I watched people like Dolly Parton. Dolly knows who she is. She’s smart. She’s not just a blonde with (a big bust), she is a genius under there. She literally came from nothing, and now you go anywhere in the world, and they know Dolly Parton” (Miley, Entertainment interview) Dolly
Dolly’s audience expanded even further when she took her talents to television and film. It didn’t take long to see that she also had an overwhelming gift for acting. Through having her own variety show and appearing on television specials, even more people began to love her vivacious personality. She was able to capture more hearts in the entertainment world because of her loving character. Dolly starred in many movies throughout her career as well as being a voice in many animated films. She has written and sang many of the songs that are played during films. Once again this wasn’t near enough for this already very famous American pop culture icon, she then becomes co-owner of Sandollar Productions (Biography). This film and television production company gave her even greater opportunity for showing how talented she is through starring in even bigger films. Dolly has taken her film career to the highest level just as she has done with her singing career. She is not only seen in movies as an actress, she allows her audience to hear her beautiful voice of songs during movies as well as producing movies.
Bessie Smith was born around 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to a poverty stricken family. First orphaned at a young age then adopted by relatives, she took to singing on the streets as a way to make extra money. At nine years old, she made her first appearance on stage at the Ivory Theater.3 By her late teens, she was performing in Moses Stokes's traveling minstrel show; later, in 1912, she joined the famous Rabbit Foot Minstrels. It was here that she met Ma Rainey, who took Smith under her wing and became her
Hurston was the daughter of two former slaves. Her father, John Hurston, was a pastor, and her mother, Lucy Hurston, was a teacher. Hurston was one of eight children. She was born on January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, but she
Aretha Franklin was born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee; to Barbara and Clarence LaVaughn Franklin. Her mother was an accomplished piano player and vocalist while her father was an itinerant preacher. Franklin’s father sermons were so emotionally driven that he was known as “million
She was born in 1937 in Jacksonville, Florida, to Billy Daniels a jazz musician. Growing up she was always surrounded by music. She has said that her dad influenced her taste in music from an early age. He would play soothing blues and jazz tunes during her early life. When she was 17, Daniels decided to get her first radio job at a rhythm and blues station in Jacksonville. While at night she would sing at locals nightclubs. Daniels was popular for her
Dolly Madison's character developed by the events of her young adulthood of being well known for her good looks and her personality in society, due to this she was likely to become the first lady president. She eventually marries James Madison, who was known to be the first to serve as the secretary of State under Jefferson Presidency, and after he became the president. She helped her husband be well known, by her amazing talents she had such as decorating. She was told to role model the white house. She had eight siblings, she grew up in Virginia. According to the video her father was a slave owner. She was to told to marry James Madison in 1790, to complete her dad last wishes, she had two sons with him. She sacrifices her young adulthood for her father.
Carrie Underwood is considered to be one of the most well known and popular female artists in the country music industry. She was born in Muskogee, OK on March 10, 1983. Not only is she a singer, she is also a famous singer -songwriter and actress. Growing up and being raised on a farm she loved doing things outside, going on adventures and singing. Immediately after graduating high school, she attended NSU (Northeastern State University) which is located in Tahlequah, OK. In college, she put her dreams on hold of becoming a singer and majored in broadcast journalism.
Attention material: She is the most popular female artist since 2006 when she started as a country singer; she has won many Grammy Awards, Kids Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards with her incredible talent. She is generous, creative and successful; this could be no other than our beloved Taylor Swift.
Loretta Lynn was born Loretta Webb on April 14, 1932, in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Lynn grew up in a small poor Appalachian coal-mining community and was the second of eight children. Loretta’s career began when she started singing in church as a child. When she was 16, she married Oliver Lynn. The couple soon moved to Custer, Washington. During their first four years in Washington Lynn has four children, Betty Sue, Jack Benny, Ernest Ray and Clara Marie. Lynn was still passionate about music and began to play at local venues. By 1960, she had released her first single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” She moved to Nashville, where she continued to perform and promote her music. Moving to Nashville was arguably one of Lynn’s best decisions. That is where she met one of her best friends and role models, Patsy Cline, as well as find fame and recognition there. During her career Lynn has garnered an impressive release of more than 160 songs, 60 albums, a total sale of 45 million records, ten Number 1 albums and sixteen Number 1 singles on the country charts, and was the first women to win the the CMA’s Entertainer of The Year.
Bessie Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on April 15, 1894, she was one of seven children, and her father died soon after her birth, leaving her mother to take care of her and her siblings. In 1906 her mother and two of her brothers passed away and Bessie and her other siblings were taken care of by their aunt. It was after this that Smith began
Country music is constantly changing, an example of this is how women are now viewed in country music. The American form of music became popular in the 1920’s, and continued to grow, artists of this era include the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and Vernon Dalhart. One of country’s most well-known female singers is Dolly Parton, becoming a major country star in the 1970’s. Dolly was one of the first female artists to challenge the gender stereotypes in country music, this major success led to her long career. She has contributed over 35 hits to country and popular music, including her album Coat of Colors released in 1971, by RCA records was the album that changed her career. The 8th solo album made it onto Time Magazine 's 100 Greatest