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Dolly Parton Wins Eighth Grammy Award

Published February 13, 2017 / Last Updated February 13, 2017
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Dolly Parton and Pentatonix win GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with a cappella recording of “Jolene”

Dolly Parton teamed up with the award-winning vocal group Pentatonix to record her 1973 hit, “Jolene. ” The new rendition debuted at No. 18 on the Hot Country Songs chart and now has earned both artists GRAMMY gold.

“Oh my Lord I am so excited to have won the Grammy with Pentatonix on my old song Jolene,” says Dolly Parton. “I am so happy and am so very proud of Pentatonix. The song is one of my favorites. Thanks to the Grammys, but most importantly thanks to all the fans. I love you all.”

The 2017 GRAMMY win gives Dolly her eighth competitive win and the second for Pentatonix. In 2011, the organization honored Dolly with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. She received her first trophy with “Here You Come Again” in 1978 followed by two wins for “9 to 5” (Best Country Song & Best Female Country Vocal Performance) 1981, “Trio” (Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal) 1987, “After The Gold Rush” (Best Country Collaboration With Vocals) 1999, “The Grass Is Blue” (Best Bluegrass Album) 2000, and “Shine” (Best Female Country Vocal Performance) 2001.

Watch the original music video of “Jolene” by Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton.

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Dolly and “Jolene” Return To The GRAMMYS

Published February 10, 2017 / Last Updated February 10, 2017
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Dolly Parton is taking everyone’s favorite red-headed vixen back to the GRAMMYS!

Dolly Parton will return to the GRAMMYS thanks to a collaboration with the award-winning a cappella group, Pentatonix and her timeless hit, “Jolene.”

Dolly sang her way to two GRAMMY nominations back in 1974 and 1975 both for Best Female Country Vocal Performance with “Jolene,” first with the album followed by a live performance the next year. Since then, the song has enticed countless artists to cover the tune including Olivia Newton John, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, Kelly Clarkson, (Dolly’s goddaughter) Miley Cyrus and The White Stripes.

While other artists enjoy singing it and have created beautiful versions of their own, “Jolene” the song, unlike the starring character within it, has been faithful to its creator. An international audience of over 180,000 fans gathered at the Glastonbury Festival in 2014 and sang along to “Jolene” during the record-setting appearance. The event staff even prepared a choreographed dance for the song.

The GRAMMY-nominated Pentatonix recording of “Jolene” features Dolly’s angelic vocals. Before receiving the nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance it debuted at No. 18 on the Hot Country Songs chart making Dolly the first and only artist with top 20 hits on Hot Country Songs in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s & ’10s.

Dolly’s most recent nomination was back in 2013 when she and long-time friend and duet partner Kenny Rogers received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with “You Can’t Make Old Friends.” She has a total of seven GRAMMY wins and in 2011 she was honored with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.

Watch the 59th GRAMMY Awards live on CBS on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. EST.

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Dolly Parton & Pentatonix Earn Grammy Nomination

Published December 7, 2016 / Last Updated December 7, 2016
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Dolly Parton’s collaboration with Pentatonix has earned a 2017 Grammy nomination!

In 2016, Dolly Parton lent her 1973 hit as well as her own vocals to the Grammy Award-winning, a capella group, Pentatonix. “Jolene” by Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton debuted at No. 18 on the Hot Country Songs chart making Dolly the first and only artist with top 20 hits on Hot Country Songs in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s & ’10s.

The recording was a beautiful version of what has become one of Dolly’s most recorded songs. Not only was the new version well received by critics and fans alike, but it has also garnered a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo / Group Performance.

The nod brings Dolly’s total Grammy Award nominations to 47. Will it become her eighth overall win? Time will tell on Feb. 12, 2017, when the 59th Annual Grammy Awards air live on CBS.

Fellow East Tennessee native, Kenny Chesney, joins Dolly and Pentatonix in the category.

Nominees For Best Country Duo / Group Performance
Dierks Bentley With Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
Kenny Chesney With Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”
Pentatonix With Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”

Pentatonix performed “Jolene” with Jennifer Nettles at the CMT tribute to Dolly when she received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in November. They later joined Miley Cyrus on “The Voice” for another televised performance of “Jolene.”

Watch the 59th Annual Grammy Awards live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

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Dolly Parton’s Top 20 Hits Cover Six Decades

Published October 17, 2016 / Last Updated October 17, 2016
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Dolly Parton becomes the first artist with top 20 hits on the Hot Country Songs Chart in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s & ’10s.

Setting another record, Dolly Parton becomes the first artist in history with top 20 hits on Hot Country Songs Chart in every decade since the 1960s. With the new smash hit, a cappella version of “Jolene” by Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton, the queen of country music has proven yet again why she reigns supreme.

Dolly’s long-time friend and occasional duet partner, Willie Nelson, could tie Dolly’s record if he scores a top 20 song in the ’10s. He already holds top 20 hits on Hot Country Songs in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. Dolly’s last appearance on the Hot Country Songs Top 20 was her featured spot on Brad Paisley’s 2006 No. 1 hit “When I Get Where I’m Going.”

Dolly, Willie and Brad along with a host of country music’s legendary and current artists are featured on “Forever Country.” The song and epic music video is a mashup of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by the late John Denver, “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson and Dolly’s “I Will Always Love You.” The collaboration is a celebration of The 50th Annual CMA Awards at which Dolly will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dolly’s first appearance on any Billboard chart was made back in 1967 when “Dumb Blonde” peaked at No. 24. Dolly followed it up with “Something Fishy,” which climbed to No. 17 in August of 1967. Back in 1974, Dolly’s original version of “Jolene” topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

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New “Jolene” Cover By Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton

Published September 16, 2016 / Last Updated September 16, 2016
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Featured photo by Jeremy Westby / Webster Public Relations

The Grammy Award-winning, a capella group, Pentatonix record Dolly’s 1973 hit, “Jolene.”

Now on their 2016 World Tour, Pentatonix will release a new single, “Jolene,” featuring Dolly Parton. The group first emerged in 2011 and have today sold over 2.8 million albums in the U.S. alone. Their latest release, “Pentatonix” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and the group appeared in the 2015 feature film “Pitch Perfect 2.”

Dolly first introduced the world to “Jolene” in late 1973. The title track from her 13th studio album dropped as a single a few months before the album was released in February of the following year. It has since become Dolly’s most covered song with versions by The White Stripes, Olivia Newton-John, Miley Cyrus, Rhonda Vincent and many more.

A very special thanks to our friends at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for making this happen!

Pentatonix 2016 World Tour

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