Dolly Parton Is Getting Married… Again!

Dolly PartonTime flies when you are having fun! Can you believe that it has been nearly 50 years since the Smoky Mountain sweetheart Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Dean first said “I do”?

Parton and Dean were first married when Dolly was 20 years old. The couple met when Dolly first arrived in Nashville outside of a laundromat in 1964. After two years of dating the couple celebrated their love for one another in a quaint ceremony in Ringgold, Georgia on May 30, 1966.

Dolly and Carl on their wedding day in 1966

On May 30, 1966, Dolly and Carl first said “I do” in a quaint ceremony in Georgia.

Now, nearly half a century later, the two plan to once again walk down the aisle in wedded bliss for their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016. The big difference this time around, however, is that the two plan to hold their ceremony at home in Tennessee at their plantation-style home. Not to mention, the Smoky Mountain wedding event is expected to be nothing short of spectacular in true Dolly fashion!

Want to wish Dolly and Carl congratulations on renewing their vows? Let them know in the comments below!

(See also: Congratulations Dolly Parton!)

Carl Dean kissing Dolly Parton on the cheek

Though not often seen in the spotlight, Carl Dean and Dolly Parton’s marriage has stood the test of time for almost 50 years!

Not typically in the spotlight, Carl Dean is most well known for his reserved personality. Very much the opposite of his wife, Dolly often jokes about how much Carl loves staying at home and keeping things low-key. While Dolly has made her fortune with her voice, Carl is the proud owner of his own company, The Dean and Dean Asphalt Paving Company, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Mal Alder is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. Beyond writing, her interests include politics, new technology and anything involving the Smoky Mountains. When she's not at work she can be found at the dog park, a bookstore or a golf course, depending on the weather.

  • Christy

    Congratulations Dolly. .many blessings to you and your husband . I am praying for my husband and I get to the 50 years. .Thank you for being a real blessing. .

  • Larry Jeffers

    Congratulations!!!! to both of you.

  • Christine Sissy Coll Heustis

    CONGRATULATIONS DOLLY AND CARL IT’S 47yr FOR MY HUSBAND AND I, AND I HOPE WE MAKE IT TO 50. WE WILL BE MOVING THERE IN THE FALL IN 2014