Randy Parton Wiki – Randy Parton Bio
Country music singer Randy Parton, younger brother to Dolly Parton, has died after a battle with cancer.
His sister announced his death on Thursday in a post on her Facebook page.
“The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time,” she wrote.
He was 67 years old.
Randy Parton Died
Parton, a country singer and younger brother to Dolly Parton, has died at age 67.
Parton died of cancer, according to a Facebook post-Thursday from his sister.
“The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time,” Dolly Parton shared on social media.
“We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with God and that he is joined by members of the family that have gone on before and have welcomed him with joy and open arms.”
The statement continued: “We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts.”
Born Dec. 15, 1953, Randy Parton was one of 12 children raised by Avie Lee Parton and Robert Lee Parton in Sevierville, Tennessee.
He was a Dollywood fixture, connecting visitors to the musical East Tennessee family with popular live performances — including seasonal favourite “My People, My Music” — at the park.
Parton began hosting shows at Dollywood in 1986, according to Parton’s post.
He recorded and released a handful of country singles in the 1970s and early ’80s, but maybe best known for “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You,” a chart-topping duet with his sister.
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He often shared stages with Dolly Parton, playing bass and guitar in her band.
His recording career included a 1982 cut of “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler),” which Randy Parton debuted two years before country band Alabama released a version that climbed country charts.
In another family collaboration, he sang on the soundtrack to the 1984 film “Rhinestone,” which starred Dolly Parton.
Wife And Children
He married Deb Parton and the couple has one girl named Heidi Lou.