Young Dolly Parton sitting with a guitar writing a song. 1960s.
Parton wrote every day, and had more than a 100 songs at her disposal. A multi-instrumentalist, Parton was more than equipped to accompany herself. She wrote the traditional country songs about cheating, but there was also the feminist anthem “Just Because I’m a Woman,” which proclaimed “My mistakes are no worse than yours, just because I’m a woman.”