Carl Thomas Dean is the husband of famous American singer Dolly Parton. Despite being husband of a celebrity, Carl has never banked or cashed upon it. Rather, he prefers to live a life of solitude. A complete opposite of Dolly Parton, Carl prefers to remain out of media glare and can be called a loner of sorts. He runs an asphalt-laying company in Nashville. As surprising as it may seem to be, Carl has rarely seen his lady perform. While the world is crazy for Dolly Parton’s show, it is said that Carl Thomas Dean is almost never present at her shows. Despite the arch differences in their personalities, one thing that binds the two is their love for each other. While it is easy to assume Parton to be entertaining of the two, she is often quoted saying that it is Carl’s sense of humor which keeps their relationship going. More than 50 years into their marriage, they have been strongly supportive and in love with one another. The couple have no children of their own, but Parton is the godmother of performer Miley Cyrus. Together, Dean and Parton have helped raise several of Parton's younger siblings in Nashville, leading her nieces and nephews to refer to her as ‘Aunt Granny’.