Awards & Milestones
alt=

1999 Country Music Hall of Fame Induction

Published September 22, 1999 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

Dolly inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards ceremony on Sept. 22, 1999.

Dolly also performed several songs at the show, most memorably “Coat of Many Colors” (video below). Dolly’s longtime friend and duet partner Kenny Rogers presided over her induction which included a montage video of her career highlights.

Portions of Dolly’s acceptance speech – (RAW video)

Footage courtesy of Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Nashville

Dolly went on to say,

“I want to thank everybody that’s ever played a part in my career. And there’s so many I couldn’t possibly mention them, but there’s a few people that I really need to thank special. Porter Wagoner played a big part in my life. And Porter couldn’t be here tonight, but, I want to thank him. I know he’s out there watching ’cause it was because of him that I had all those great RCA records back in the early days and all our duets and a lot of wonderful things happened to me because he gave me that first big break.”

Dolly performs “Coat of Many Colors” (RAW video)

Footage courtesy of Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Nashville

Team Dolly

Team Dolly

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. Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons Creative Director - Sarah Chapman Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

Team Dolly1999 Country Music Hall of Fame Induction