Dolly Parton Receives Not One, But Two, Guinness World Records

Dolly Parton Receives Not One, But Two, Guinness World Records

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As many accomplishments that Dolly Parton has attained over her six-decade career, the Grammy-winning artist is adding two more to her list.

The singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor, and author landed her name on two Guinness World Records including, Most Decades with a Top 20 hit on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart and Most Hits on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart by a Female Artist.


Guinness World Records visited Dolly in Nashville to present her with record title certificates.

“To receive these two Guinness World Records is so great!” said Dolly. “Joining so many wonderful singers and songwriters who have been honored this way feels so special to me. You never know when you start out with your work how it’s going to turn out, but to have these two world records makes me feel very humbled and blessed!”

Dolly is the only artist with Top 20 hits across six consecutive decades —1960s–2010s. Her streak kicked off in 1967 with the Top 20 hit “Something’s Fishy.” Her most recent Top 20 hit was the remake of her 1974 hit “Jolene,” which featured the acapella quintet Pentatonix. The newest version debuted at No.18 on the charts in 2016.

Photos by John Shearer