U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, with the Kennedy Center honorees in the Blue Room of the White House during a 2006 reception. From left: singer/songwriter William "Smokey" Robinson; composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; Dolly Parton; film director Steven Spielberg; and conductor Zubin Mehta.
Dolly Parton. A singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress, philanthropist and business woman. As a songwriter, she has composed over 3,000 songs and with an estimated 100 million in album sales she is one of the most successful artists of all time. As a business woman she has built "The Dollywood Co." but most impressive to me are stories like refusing to sell the rights to "I Will Always Love You" to Elvis and The Coronol when Elvis wanted to record the song.