Dolly Parton will be honoured with a Living Legend award at the AMERICAN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS tonight (14APR04), in recognition of her services to country music.

The GRAMMY-winning star, 58, will join past recipients Johnny Cash and Steven Spielberg in receiving the prestigious award in Washington DC - to commemorate her extraordinary career.

The Tennessee-born superstar will also perform at the ceremony.

Parton - who has enjoyed a string of international hits including JOLENE and I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - says, "My music is what took me everywhere I've been and everywhere I will go.

"It's my greatest love.

"I can't abandon it. I'll always keep making records."

14/04/2004 20:55