Dolly Parton escaped the struggles in her early life thanks to her inventive and innovative imagination. Before she learned to write or read, she had already composed the songs she wrote herself. When she was 8, she got her first electric guitar. She began singing on an Knoxville Tenn Radio Station. In the following year, Gold Band Records was an independent label. Even though she became a local star while in the high school years, her ambitions were much bigger. On the very day she graduated from high school, in 1964. Dumb Blonde (both 1967) as well as Something Fishy were among her first Monument Records chart-topping records. Porter Wagoner began looking for women to sing for his TV show syndicated by a network at approximately the exact time. Parton became a member of Grand Ole Opry 1969 after signing with RCA Records. The band split in 1974 after her own hits like Joshua Coat of Many Colors and Jolene beat out the collaborations. Parton recorded I Will Always Love You for Wagoner in the aftermath of their breakup. It made it to No. Its first appearance at No. 1 was 1974.