Dolly Parton has been an icon in the country music community since she first started releasing music in the 60s. Her songs like the haunting “Jolene” and the upbeat work anthem “9 to 5” have been covered again and again due to their popularity, but no one can belt them out quite like Dolly. Dolly’s talent spans so much farther than music, too. The 73-year-old is a force to be reckoned with in film and TV, and is even releasing her own Netflix series, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, in November 2019. Dolly also has a Hallmark Christmas movie that revolves around her Dollywood theme park, as well as a homeware line, a podcast that chronicles her rise to fame, and so much more. If that’s not legendary, we don’t know what is. Next on Dolly’s list of to-dos is to host the CMA Awards alongside Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood. In honor of this year’s beloved leader, we’re taking a look back at her life in photos—including the times before she became a big star, wed husband Carl Dean, and started sporting her signature big southern hairstyle. Yee-haw!