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CMT’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music

Published August 30, 2002 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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 is No. 4 in CMT’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music a three-part series on CMT hosted by Billy Campbell

On Aug. 30, 2002, Country Music Television started its three-part series “The 40 Greatest Women of Country Music,” hosted by actor Billy Campbell. Dolly claimed the No. 4 spot, behind Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn, who placed one through three, respectively.

Dolly is interviewed throughout and several of her songs are highlighted, including “Here You Come Again” and “Dumb Blonde.” The show also featured interviews with other artists like Emmylou Harris and Barbara Mandrell, who commented on Dolly’s illustrious career and contributions to country music.

According to CMT, the list was selected by hundreds of artists, music historians, music journalists, and music industry professionals who considered every aspect of what a great artist is, from her musically groundbreaking body of work to her overall contributions to the ever-changing world of country music. Country music historian Robert K. Oerman said of Dolly during the special,

“No one can touch her. No one can touch the hem of her dress as far as I’m concerned.”

 

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‘Honky Tonk Angels’

Published November 2, 1993 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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 records ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette

In 1993, Dolly collaborated with fellow country music legends Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette to release the album “Honky Tonk Angels.” The album appeared on the Columbia Nashville Label. Dolly co-produced the recording with Steve Buckingham.

“Honky Tonk Angels” is mostly comprised of country standards. It also features songs like Dolly’s original tune “Let Her Fly and “Put it off Until Tomorrow” by Dolly and Bill Owens. Both Lynn and Wynette pinned songs on the album as well.

The song, “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. It also earned a CMA Award nomination for Vocal Event of the Year.

The album reached No. 6 on the Billboard Country Album chart and No. 42 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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‘Dolly’ (Television Variety Show)

Published September 27, 1987 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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Television variety show, ‘Dolly,’ on ABC

In September 1987, Dolly hosted her second variety show. The television variety show’s format was similar to “The Carol Burnett Show,” a popular show in the late 70s.

Guest stars included country stars Tammy Wynette and Merle Haggard as well as television stars Bruce Willis, Tom Selleck and Oprah Winfrey. Dolly’s creative input helped the show evolve into a more down home feeling, a sharp contrast to the more lavish earlier episodes. She closed each show just as she did her previous variety series, with her signature self-penned hit “I Will Always Love You.”

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