Awards & Milestones

2015 People’s Choice Awards Nomination

Published November 4, 2014 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Fans nominate Dolly as Favorite Female Country Artist in the 2015 People’s Choice Awards

Dolly was one of five artists nominated as Favorite Female Country Artist. Nominees and winners, unlike at other award shows, are chosen by fans instead of industry insiders. People’s Choice Awards (PCA) have categories in movies, music and television. Fans vote for their favorites on the PCA website.

Dolly was thrilled about the nomination,

“I am so excited to be nominated for a People’s Choice Award. It is always a good feeling to be recognized for whatever you do… This year has been an amazing year! I released a new album ‘Blue Smoke,’ traveled to Australia, Europe, and across America and even performed for 170,000 people at one show – woo that makes me tired just saying it.”

This marks her eighth PCA nomination and her fourth in this category. Dolly has won four People’s Choice Awards.

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National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans

Published April 5, 2014 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Dolly inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans

Dolly was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans on April 5, 2014, during downtown Cumberland Kentucky’s Celebration of Heritage and Culture event. The award recognizes notable artists from the Appalachian region. Rozelle Boggs-Qualls, the Hall of Fame’s founder, accepted on Dolly’s behalf.

 

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GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award

Published February 12, 2011 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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In addition to her seven competitive GRAMMY wins, Dolly received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011

Dolly was among six recipients to receive the honor during an invitation-only ceremony. The ceremony was held the night before the live telecast of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Due to a family commitment, scheduled months earlier, Dolly was unable to attend the event. In her recorded acceptance speech she said,

“I appreciate all my GRAMMYS, all of my fans, all the folks that work hard to see to it that I’m still out here on the road… I do thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Dolly won her first GRAMMY in 1978. She was awarded Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her song, “Here You Come Again.” In addition to her wins, she has earned 39 nominations to date.

The other honorees included Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, Juilliard String Quartet, Kingston Trio and the Ramones. In the official press release, The Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said,

“These influential performers and brilliant innovators have been of great inspiration to our culture and industry. Their legendary work has left a lasting impression and will continue to influence generations to come.”

The GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1962. Bing Crosby was the first to receive this distinction. In 1967, Ella Fitzgerald became the first woman honored.

The Recording Academy’s National Trustees vote on the honorees. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who, “during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.” In 1972, the award broadened to include non-performers.

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Music City Walk of Fame

Published November 8, 2009 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly receives her star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN.

Dolly was honored in November of 2009 with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. The Music City Walk of Fame is located on Nashville’s Music Mile in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dolly was honored along with Charlie Daniels and Kid Rock at the ceremony and joined over 40 other Nashville-related music legends already on the walk.

After saying great things about the other nominees Dolly mentioned that Nashville has a special place in country music history and in her heart,

“It strikes me in a pure place in my heart and in my soul to know that I am part of this wonderful city and all of the wonderful things that have been here.”

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Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tennessee

Published May 8, 2009 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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The University of Tennessee awarded Dolly an honorary doctorate in Humane and Musical Letters

On May 8, 2009, Dolly was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Tennessee in, Knoxville. She received only the second honorary doctorate ever awarded by the school in Humane and Musical letters.

At the graduation ceremony, Dolly performed a version of the school’s unofficial fight song “Rocky Top” and a version of her own song “Try.”

University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said,

“Ms. Parton is uniquely distinguished and qualified to receive the highest honor we as a university can offer to a member of the public… Because of her career not just as a musician and entertainer, but for her role as a cultural ambassador, philanthropist and lifelong advocate for education, it is fitting that she be honored with an honorary degree from the flagship educational institution of her home state.”

Dolly was flattered by the award.

“It is an incredible honor for me to receive this degree from a prestigious university like UT. I’ve been a Volunteer all my life and entertained folks around the world with ‘Rocky Top’… Seriously, education and the arts are very important to me, and this degree is something that makes me and would have made my parents very proud.”

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