Dolly Parton Breaks Three New World Records At 75

Dolly Parton Bags Three Guinness World Records

She surpassed her own record for the most hits by a female artist.

Dolly Parton isn’t about to take a break from her decades-long career; she’s still setting records, with three new Guinness World Records to her credit.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The country rock star currently has the most decades (seven) and No. 1 singles (25), both for a female performer, on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart. With 109 successes on the US Hot Country Songs chart, the “Jolene” singer also beat her own record for the most hits by a female artist.

Guinness World Records honored Parton with new records and conducted an exclusive interview with her at a joyful certificate presentation in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Dolly Parton is one of very few musical artists in history with this degree of staying power. Writing and recording music that makes the charts across seven decades is truly an amazing accomplishment,” adjudicator Sarah Casson said.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Her first nomination came in 1970 for her duet with Porter Wagoner, “Just Someone I Used to Know.” For her album “Here You Come Again,” the hit maker got her first gold statuette in 1979.

“This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened,” Parton remarked in an interview with the organization. “I had no idea that I would be in Guinness World Records this many times! I am flattered and honored.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“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,” she continued.

“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 also made history when she received her 50th Grammy nomination earlier this year.

Reactions to Dolly Parton Breaks Three New World Records At 75

A National Treasure and an amazing person! THANK YOU, Dolly for just being you!

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I LOVE HER SO MUCH ALWAYS ❤❤❤❤❤

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