Dolly Parton's Best Red Carpet Moments Of All Time
Come award season, we practically live to see which glittery getup Dolly will rock down the red carpet. From flashy pantsuits to pink princess gowns, Dolly’s red carpet looks are anything but boring. Dolly’s style is only one of the reasons why we love her. The beauty icon has a killer sense of humor and a heart of gold to boot, which makes following her fashion through the years all the more enjoyable.
1978 American Music Awards
Oh, Dolly. Wearing a flower crown before Snapchat made it popular, Parton won Favorite Country Album for New Harvest, First Gathering.
1981: Golden Globe Awards
The queen of country can act, too. She played herself in the movie “9 to 5,” earning nominations for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture Actress, and Best Original Song. And, in our opinion, the best sequins.
1988: People’s Choice Awards
A big night warrants big hair and an even bigger fashion statement. Parton, nominated for Favorite TV Performance and Favorite Female Artist, shows us that it’s possible to combine pearls, sequins, rhinestones, and fur and still look fab.
1994: BMI Pop Awards
Dolly took home the Top Song of the Year Award for “I Will Always Love You.” Dolly, we will always love you.
1996: Country Music Awards
Dolly took home an award for Vocal Event of the Year with her collaboration with Vince Gill on “I Will Always Love You” – and won our hearts in this wedding-day-white getup.
2004: Country Music Awards
Sleek and sparkly as ever, Parton wore this two-piece black outfit the night she won the CMA’s International Artist Achievement Award.
2006: Weinstein Company Pre-Oscar Party
Before getting glammed up for the Oscars taking place that night, Dolly hit a pre-party carpet in total 00s trend.
2006: Academy Awards
Dolly traded in her denim for a red carpet dress fit for a princess. Her song “Travelin’ Thru” was nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.
2007: Academy of Country Music Honors
Dolly showed up in this sparkly black suit, and took home a CMA Pioneer Award.
2009: Tony Awards Arrival
Dolly returned to the red carpet when the Broadway rendition of “9 to 5” earned her a nomination for Best Original Score, in a cotton candy gown with scaled-back sparkle.
2009: Tony Awards Performance
The same night, Parton traded in her pink red carpet dress for an icy blue performance gown, which became one of our hands-down favorite red carpet looks. Did anyone else notice the rhinestone return at this year’s Golden Globes?
2009: Tony Awards Reception
In a reception post-performance, Dolly showed up in her third show-stopping getup, years ahead of both the pantsuit and the over-the-knee boot trends.
2010: Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years
Dolly performed live in the celebration of Kenny Rogers’s career in this fiery red ensemble; we really can’t wait to see the Second 50 Years special.
2015: Coat of Many Colors Premier
What else did you expect her to wear?
2016: Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet
Nobody pulls off white sparkles quite like Dolly. She hit the red carpet in another princess gown, looking like royalty (as always).
2016: Academy of Country Music Awards Performance
Dolly changed into another coat of many colors to perform a three-song duet with Katy Perry.