Country music icon Dolly PartonThis year, three Guinness World Records were broken by the singer who has once again stunned the music industry. The 75-year old singer has been selling music for over 50 years and these sales tend to increase over time. One of the records she broke this year was actually hers. She breaks the sales record and then breaks the sales record’s record. It’s just another notch in a long and unstoppable career of the country crooner.
Parton’s first record this year was the number of decades on the US Hot Country Songs charts by a female, with seven, and the number of Number One hits by a woman with 25. It’s a remarkable feat that serves as a reminder of how iconic Parton is in the music and entertainment industries.
Let’s not forget, a woman who runs her own amusement park is generally not a woman to be undermined. She also broke the record for having 109 hits on the US Hot Country Songs charts.
Parton had previously held the record for most decades with a Top 20 US Hot Country Songs chart hit at six in 2018. You are an icon when your standards are constantly raised, and that is exactly what she has done for the past 50 years.
Dolly Parton Is A One Of A Kind
Parton told The Daily Mail “This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened. I am humbled by the honor. 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.” A genuinely humble reaction from someone who just loves what they do and still seems moved by accolades, even though she has been getting them for decades.
Parton has a new record that will be released in March. It is a collaboration between Parton and James Patterson. It is an accompanying part to their forthcoming book Run, Rose, Run, which is a thriller about a country star who will do “anything it takes” to get famous. Parton stars in the final episode of the Netflix series. Grace and Frankie, which will again team her up with her 9 to 5Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are co-stars
This schedule shows Parton isn’t slowing down any time soon, and her world records are well deserved.