Dolly Parton, who was born in Locust Ridge Tenn. on January. 19. 1946 to a low-income family, with twelve kids later on, realized early that she could escape suffering through her imaginative mind. The songs she wrote were composed before she was able to write and read. At the age of eight, she bought her first electric guitar and began singing on a Knoxville Tenn Radio Station. Gold Band Records is a small, independent label. While in high school, she made herself known to the school community but her goals were bigger. After graduating the high school in 1964, she moved straight to Nashville. Her first charting hits with Monument Records included Dumb Blonde and Something Fishy both in 1967. Porter Wagoner, a syndicated television show host in the late '60s, was looking for a singer on his show. Parton took the offer in 1967 and signed to RCA Records in 1968 and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1969. Parton left the show however, in 1974 because her solo albums like Joshua Coat Of Many Colors and Jolene beat out their collaborative albums. Parton composed "I will Always Be Loving You" to Wagoner just after the pair split. The song hit No. In 1974, the song by Parton"I Will Never Love You peaked at No.