CNBC Meets

CNBC Meets: Dolly Parton

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CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to global music megastar Dolly Parton, who takes the time to discuss her humble beginnings with CNBC, along with her business acumen and her success as a music icon.

Speaking in her home state of Tennessee, the cultural icon talks about the early challenges she faced, both growing up and when starting out in the music industry; while commenting on some of her most famous songs.

Aside from the music, Parton has ventured into the philanthropic space, having spent 21 years working on the "Imagination Library", a literacy initiative that has given away more than 76 million books to children across the globe.

Country Music Legend Dolly Parton at the press launch for Dolly's Imagination Library, in London, 2007.
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For more on CNBC's interview with Dolly Parton, check out the CNBC Meets page.