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Dolly Parton’s Top 20 Hits Cover Six Decades

Published October 17, 2016 / Last Updated October 17, 2016

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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