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All The Things You Need To Know About Dolly Parton

5. She Released Her First Single When She Was 13
Dolly wrote her first song, “Puppy Love,” when she was 11 years old. It was released in 1959 as a single by Goldband Records. She was only 13 years old at the time. A song called, "Girl Left Alone," written by Dolly and her aunt and uncle, appeared on side B. 

Dolly took a 30-hour bus trip with her grandmother to record the songs in Louisiana. "I don't think I'll ever forget the way that bus smelled," Dolly writes on her website. "It was a combination of diesel fuel, Naugahyde, and people who were going place."