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Dolly Parton Awarded With Three New Guinness World Records Titles

June 1, 2023 5:23 am in by

Dolly Parton has been awarded three new Guinness World Record titles in addition to her already-existing seven awards.

The new awards celebrate the Longest Span Of #1 Hits On The US Top Country Albums Chart (Female) after her October 2020 release, A Holly Dolly Christmas, added to her #1 reign in the US. With that album, Parton has gained a #1 duration of 43 years and 156 days on the Billboard chart. 

That record places the 9 To 5 singer in third place behind Johnny Cash (50 years 91 days) and Merle Haggard (48 years 192 days).  

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Parton also won the Most Studio Albums Released By A Female Country Singer title, as she released 65 studio albums between 1967 (Hello, I’m Dolly) and 2022 (Run, Rose, Run). Her next album, Rockstar, will be released on 17 November 2023.

Her third new Guinness World Record arrives in the form of Most Top 10 Entries On The US Top Country Albums Chart (Female). Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection was her 48th Top 10 entry on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.  

Per Guinness World Records, Parton also holds the following titles:

  • Most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Country Songs chart   
  • Most No.1 hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist   
  • Most decades on the US Hot Country Songs chart (female)  
  • Most hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist  
  • Longest span of No.1 hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart  
  • First country singer to be nominated for the EGOT  
  • Most Grammy nominations for a female country artist

“Celebrating the longevity and success of Dolly Parton’s remarkable career with three more Guinness World Records titles was incredible,” Adjudicator Michael Empric said in a statement. “Dolly isn’t just a legend … she is officially amazing!”

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Parton added, “I am humbled every time I receive a new Guinness World Records title. I share these three new honors [sic] with my fans, who have allowed me to enjoy such a long career.”

Last month, Parton co-hosted this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards alongside Garth Brooks. It was a rather eventful ceremony – not just for all the winners that took home enormous titles, but also for Parton’s undeniable chemistry with Brooks.

Her Rockstar album will feature a downright wild 30 songs – mostly covers of rock’n’roll classics – with guests including Richie Sambora, Sting, Steve Perry, Steven Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Elton John, Lizzo, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Mick Fleetwood, stretching her longevity and influence in music even further.

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