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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.
Listen to a free preview of Dolly singing “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” via SoundCloud
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.