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‘Joshua’

Published April 15, 1971 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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
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Dolly releases seventh solo album, ‘Joshua,’ becomes first #1 hit song

In 1971, Dolly released her seventh studio album, ‘Joshua.’  Upon release, the title track became her first song to reach No. 1 on the U.S. Country Charts. The album reached No. 16 on the Country Album Charts and No. 198 on the Pop Albums Chart.

The album reached No. 16 on the Country Album Charts and No. 198 on the Pop Albums Chart. In addition, Dolly received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance with the song “Joshua.”

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“Golden Streets of Glory”

Published February 1, 1971 / Last Updated August 24, 2015
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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
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Dolly releases sixth solo album, “Golden Streets of Glory”

In Feb. 1971, Dolly released her sixth solo and first gospel album, “Golden Streets of Glory.” The album drew on Dolly’s childhood which she spent singing in church. Among the album’s songs are two written by Dolly’s aunt Dorothy Jo, her mother’s sister.


“Golden Streets of Glory” reached No. 22 on the U.S. Top Country Album Charts. It was nominated for Best Sacred Performance at the GRAMMY Awards.

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Puppy Love – Dolly Parton’s First Single

Published April 20, 1959 / Last Updated October 4, 2015
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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
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Dolly Parton releases first single, “Puppy Love” at age 13 on Goldband Records

“Puppy Love,” written by Dolly at age 11, along with her Uncle Bill Owens, was released by Goldband Records in 1959. The lyrics showcase Dolly’s ability, even at a young age, to write relatable songs. In this upbeat song, she sings about the hot and cold emotions of young love. “Girl Left Alone” written by Dolly, her Aunt Dorothy Jo Owens and Uncle Bill Owens appeared on side B.

Dolly and her grandmother, Rena Owens, took a 30-hour bus trip to the recording studio in Lake Charles, Louisiana to record the songs. Remembering that fateful journey, Dolly said,

“I don’t think I’ll ever forget the way the inside of that bus smelled. It was a combination of diesel fuel, Naugahyde, and people who were going places.”

Based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Goldband Records was founded by Eddie Shuler. He first started the label to promote his own band, the All-Star Reveliers but soon brought in more artists. In 1954, Boozoo Chavis recorded his hit “Paper In My Shoe” on the Goldband label. Phil Phillips’ hit song, “Sea Of Love,” also on Goldband, was released the same year as Dolly’s “Puppy Love.”

Listen to free song previews of “Puppy Love” and “Girl Left Alone” in the SoundCloud player below.

Click here to view song lyrics for “Puppy Love.”

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