She’s done it once more! If she isn’t setting records, she is breaking them!
Dolly Parton has been setting records for decades, but she now has three world records to her name.
The music legend just achieved two new Guinness World Records: the most decades on the U.S. Hot Country Songs list (female) with seven, and the most No. 1 hits on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist with 25.
Dolly also set a new record for the most singles by a female artist on the Hot Country Songs list in the United States, with 109.
The honours follow the country queen’s previous record of six years in a row with a Top 20 single on the US Hot Country Songs list, which she received in 2018.
Dolly’s duet with Reba McEntire on the tune “Does He Love You” was instrumental in her breaking her newest record.
Dolly’s musical hero George Jones is the only other country performer with chart-topping hits spanning seven decades.
“Well, I’m really pleased to be a representative of country music in any capacity, in any way.” Of course, directly after George Jones, I’d be thrilled to be first. He was and continues to be my favourite. We were buddies, and I adored him as a person. Dolly stated, “I think his voice is the best.” “No one will ever be able to take George’s position.”
Dolly claims she takes herself more seriously as a songwriter than anything else, despite her many hats. “Coat of Many Colors” is her favourite song she’s ever composed. “Pour me a cup of aspiration,” from the smash “9 to 5,” is her favourite lyric she’s written.
“Dolly Parton is one of the few musical performers in history who has had such longevity,” said judge Sarah Casson. “Writing and producing music that has charted for seven decades is a genuinely remarkable achievement.”
Dolly considers herself fortunate to have accomplished this.
“It’s something like this that makes you feel really humble and appreciative for everything that’s happened.” I had no clue I’d be in the Guinness Book of World Records so many times! I’m humbled and honoured. Many people have aided me on my journey. “Thank you to all of you and all of them for assisting me in obtaining all of this,” Dolly said.
She went on to say that she has been lucky in having her aspirations come true and hopes that this would continue for as long as possible.
“You’re going to have to knock me down to stop me,” she said.