The Library of Congress presents singer/songwriter Dolly Parton with the Living Legend Award in Washington, DC this evening (4/14). Parton, who recorded her first album in 1963, got her big break singing alongside Porter Wagoner on his tv show in the late ’60s. From there, Parton built a career that not only featured her work as a singer, but also as a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. The Living Legend Award recognizes those who embody the quintessential American ideals of individual creativity, conviction, dedication and exuberance. The ceremony will be presented some time in May on GAC – Great American Country. Learn more about Parton from I Hear America Singing, a special online feature from the Library of Congress.