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“Put it Off Until Tomorrow” Wins BMI Song Of The Year

Published March 1, 1966 / Last Updated October 4, 2015

Bill Phillips records Dolly’s “Put it Off Until Tomorrow,” wins BMI’s Song Of The Year

After hearing Dolly sing on the demo, for “Put It Off Until Tomorrow,” Bill Phillips requested she sing harmony with him on the track. Her backup vocals gained a lot of attention from disc jockeys around the country.

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After years of hard work and determination, Dolly and her Uncle Bill were beginning to see that hard work pay off with publishing success and chart-topping singles. “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” rose to No. 6 on the US country charts and was named BMI’s Song of the Year, in 1966. Naturally, Dolly and Bill were excited and encouraged by the success and the award show attention. Dolly said,

“Uncle Bill and I were so excited about going to the big ceremony to accept our awards. After all, this was the first of our songs to be recorded by a major artist. To have it recognized in that way by all of those established songwriters was a huge confidence builder for both of us.”

Phillips also recorded “The Company You Keep,” another song written by Dolly and Uncle Bill Owens, which went to No. 8 on the US country charts.

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.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

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 Dolly“Put it Off Until Tomorrow” Wins BMI Song Of The Year