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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 4 May 1949Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameStella Mae Parton

Mini Bio (1)

Multi-faceted, a consummate entertainer and a true song stylist, Stella has touched audiences worldwide not only through her music, but her stage, television and film presence as well.

Stella began her entertainment career at an early age singing gospel music with her family - in church and on television and radio. Her first two albums, which included several original compositions, reflected that early influence and delivered that same sincerity and honesty which is felt in her music today.

Relocating to Nashville, Stella wrote and recorded her first hit single, "I Want To Hold You In My Dreams Tonight", which launched her career in country music. She since has recorded 27 chart singles, 17 albums and garnered numerous awards and nominations, including multiple ASCAP Awards and ACM and Music City News Award nominations.

Not one to feel fenced in by creative boundaries, Stella took on the rigors of the theatre, starring in four New York touring productions, including "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", "Pump Boys and Dinettes" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". Stella has been featured in such films as Cloud Dancer (1980), The Loner (1988) and Country Gold (1982). Her work in television has included The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) and the CBS-TV move, The Color of Love: Jacey's Story (2000), co-starring 'Lou Gossett Jr.' qv) and Gena Rowlands.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Brenda L. Madden

Spouse (1)

Marvin Carroll Rauhoff (1966 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Sister-in-law of Carl Dean and Richard Dennison.
Has had 27 chart singles including "I Want To Hold You In My Dreams" and "Danger Of A Stranger."
Performed on WIVK Radio in Knoxville, Tennessee with older sister Dolly Parton. The two performed the Louvin Brothers song "Because She Is My Mother".
Stella has been named Honorary Ambassador of Country Music in New Zealand. She also holds this honor stateside in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania.
Stella's philanthropic side includes speaking up against and volunteering time to help raise awareness of issues of poverty and domestic violence.
Was awarded the Female Vocalist of the Year trophy in 2004 by the Christian Country Music Association (CCMA).
Was named Mainstream Country Artist of the Year in 2002 by the Christian Country Music Association (CCMA).
Mother of Timothy C. Rauhoff.
Distant cousin of Julia Parton.

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