Country music icon Dolly Parton has broken some new world records with her music. Guinness World Records recently acknowledged the feat during an exclusive presentation in Nashville.
Parton was honored with new record titles for Most Decades On the U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart (female) at 7, and Most No.1 Hits On the U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart By a Female artist at 25. The Tennessee native also broke her own record for the most hits on the U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart By a Female Artist with 109.
These titles join Parton’s previous record for Most Decades With a Top 20 Hit On the U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart at 6, which was awarded in 2018.
“This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened. I had no idea that I would be in Guinness World Records this many times! I am flattered and honored,” says Parton. “I’ve had a lot of people help me get here. Thanks to all of you and all of them for helping me have all of this. I’ve loved being able to make a living in the business that I love so much. I’ve been so fortunate to see my dreams come true, and I just hope to continue for as long as I can. You’re going to have to knock me down to stop me!”
Parton started crafting hits in 1967 with “Something Fishy” and “Dumb Blonde.” Her first No. 1 entry came in 1971 with “Joshua.” She followed that up with “Jolene” in 1974 and has been releasing hits every decade since.
Her latest duets for friend Reba McEntire’s remake of “Does He Love You” and Michael Bublé’s holiday tune, “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas,” have extended her reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Next up, the legend will collaborate with bestselling author James Patterson on an upcoming novel, Run, Rose, Run, which will be accompanied by a new album based on the story, due out in March 2022.
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