Dolly Parton Shatters 3 World Records

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We’ve known for a long time that Dolly Parton is a legend and has made history a few times. But now, she has the hardware to prove it!

On Thursday (December 16), Dolly Parton was given three awards, which solidify her forever as quite possibly the most successful female country singer of all time.

Here are the world records she broke:

  • most decades on the US Hot Country Songs chart (female) – 7
  • most No.1 hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist – 25
  • most hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist – 109

She and George Jones are now the only two country singers with seven decades of hit-making success on Hot Country Songs. George Jones’ decades go from 1950s-2010s and Parton’s are

Of her new accolades, Parton said, “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. 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.”

According to Guinnes World Records, her recent duet with Michael Bublé, “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas,” as well as her collaboration with  Reba McEntire on the remake of “Does He Love You” gave her her latest hits on the Hot Country Song chart.

Congratulations to Dolly Parton on these well-deserved records! See the presentation of the awards, and her interview, below.

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