Jeff Koch is a writer and music lover, and has been for about as long as he can remember. After winning his high school's Battle of the Bands co-fronting Gabe and The Northways with his best pals, he decided to quit while he was ahead. He instead pursued a degree in journalism from Biola University. His writing can be found in the Orange County Register, Colorado Springs Independent and, of course, PopMatters. He has a blog, and tweets from @jeffkochisok.
Dolly Parton was perhaps the first country mega-star, and the first to successfully cross-over into the world of pop music. Today, we celebrate her 10 finest achievements as a performer, plus another one that we simply couldn’t forget to mention.