Dolly Parton has tallied three more world records throughout her decades-long career as one of country music’s biggest superstars. Guinness World Records presented the internationally-beloved legend with her three new titles during an exclusive presentation recently hosted in Nashville, Tennessee.
Parton’s latest achievements include the longest span of No. 1 hits on the U.S. top country albums chart (female), most studio albums released by a female country artist, and most Top 10 entries the U.S. Top Country Albums chart (female), according to Guinness World Records.
Guinness World Records also notes that Parton ranks third overall on the list of longest span of No, 1 hits on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart, behind Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. Parton’s most recent chart-topper, A Holly Dolly Christmas in 2020, set her ahead of fellow country icons Reba McEntire and Shania Twain.
Parton has released 65 studio albums throughout her career, beginning with Hello, I’m Dolly in 1967 and extending to Run, Rose, Run in 2022, which she released hand-in-hand with a book by the same name, co-written with bestselling author James Patterson. Later this year, Parton will release another project, Rockstar. The country legend will unleash her first-ever rock album — a star-studded collection — following her recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Parton also released Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection in late 2022, compiling some of her most unforgettable songs throughout her career. That album included “9 to 5,” “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You” and many other fan-favorite classics. The album was Parton’s 48th Top 10 entry, a long way from her first-ever Top 10 as a solo artist in 1969 (one year after her first-ever Top 10 with Porter Wagoner).
The country music queen also holds Guinness World Record Titles as the first country singer to be nominated for the EGOT, the most Grammy nominations for a female country artists and more.
Parton said, per Guinness World Records, “I am humbled every time I receive a new Guinness World Record title.”