On this day in 1959, thirteen-year-old Dolly Parton released her first single called “Puppy Love”. The song was written by Dolly at age 11, with the help from her Uncle Bill Owens.
Dolly and her grandmother, Rena Owens, took the bus for over 30-hours to the recording studio in Lake Charles, Louisiana to record the song.
“Puppy Love” was released by Goldband Records in 1959. “Girl Left Alone” written by Dolly, her Aunt Dorothy Jo Owens and Uncle Bill Owens appeared on side B.