Dolly Parton Part Nine

Dolly Parton Part Nine

Dolly Parton Part Nine

I could make a blog of her each and everyday for the rest of my life, and still there’s room for more. However, for this series, Dolly Parton Part Nine, will be the last.

Awards And Honors

Dolly Parton Part Nine

Parton during a reception for The Kennedy Centerhonorees in the East Room of theWhite House in Washington, D.C., on December 3, 2006
Parton is one of the most-honored female country performers of all time. The Record Industry Association of America has certified 25 of her single or album releases as either Gold Record, Platinum Record, or Multi-Platinum Record. She has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singlesalbums, collaboration records, compilation usage, and paid digital downloads during Parton‘s career have reportedly topped 100 million records around the world.
Parton has earned nine Grammy Awards (including her 2011 Lifetime AchievementGrammy) and a total of 46 Grammy Award nominations, the most nominations of any female artist in the history of the prestigious awards, a record tied by Beyoncé.
At the American Music Awards, she has won three awards out of 18 nominations. At the Country Music Association, she has won 10 awards out of 42 nominations. At the Academy of Country Music, she has won seven awards and 39 nominations. She is one of only six female artists (including Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, and Taylor Swift), to win the Country Music Association‘s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year (1978 ). She also has been nominated for two Academy Awards and a Tony Award. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her appearance in a 1978 Cher television special. She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her music in 1984, located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California; a star on the Nashville Star Walk for Grammy winners; and a bronze sculpture on the courthouse lawn in Sevierville. She has called that statue of herself in her hometown the greatest honor, because it came from the people who knew her. Parton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1969, and in 1986 was named one of Ms. Magazine‘s Women of the Year. In 1986, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 1999, Parton received country music‘s highest honor, an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She received an honorary doctorate degree from Carson-Newman College (Jefferson City, Tennessee) in 1990. This was followed by induction into the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2002, she ranked No. 4 in CMT‘s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music.

Parton has received 46 Grammy Award nominations, tying her with Bruce Springsteen for the most Grammy nominations and positioning her in tenth place overall.
Parton was honored in 2003 with a tribute album called Just Because I‘m a WomanSongs of Dolly Parton. The artists who recorded versions of Parton‘s songs included Melissa Etheridge (I Will Always Love You), Alison Krauss (9 to 5),Shania Twain (Coat of Many Colors), Meshell Ndegeocello (Two Doors Down), NorahJones (The Grass is Blue), and Sinéad O’Connor (Dagger Through the Heart)Parton herself contributed a re-recording of the title song, originally the title song for her first RCA album in 1968. Parton was awarded the Living Legend Medalby the U.S. Library of Congress on April 14, 2004, for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States. She is also the focus of a Library of Congress collection exploring the influences of country music on her life and career. The collection contains images, articles, sheet music, and more.

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, with the Kennedy Center honorees in the Blue Room of the White House during a 2006 reception. From left:singer-songwriter William Smokey Robinson; composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; Dolly Parton; film director Steven Spielberg; and conductor Zubin Mehta
In 2005, she was honored with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts. The award is presented by the U.S. President. On December 3, 2006, Parton received the Kennedy Center Honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her lifetime of contributions to the arts. During the show, some of country music‘s biggest names came to show their admiration. Carrie Underwood performed Islands in the Streamwith Rogers, Parton‘s original duet partner. Krauss performed Jolene and duetted Coat of Many Colors with Twain. McEntire and Reese Witherspoon also came to paytribute. On November 16, 2010, Parton accepted the Liseberg Applause Award, the theme park industry‘s most prestigious honor, on behalf of Dollywood theme park during a ceremony held at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010 in Orlando, Florida.
In 2015, a newly discovered species found growing in the southern Appalachians was named Japewiella dollypartoniana in honor of Parton‘s music and her efforts to bring national and global attention to that region.
In 2018, Parton received a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted alongside Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris in recognition of their work as trio.
Parton was also recognized in the Guinness World Records 2018 Edition for holding records for the Most Decades with a Top 20 hit on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart and Most Hits on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart by a Female Artist.

Hall Of Fame Honors

During her career, Parton has gained induction into numerous Halls of Fame. Those honors include:

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1986)
Small Town of America Hall of Fame(1988)
East Tennessee Hall of Fame (1988)
Country Music Hall of Fame(1999)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (2001)
Junior Achievement of East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame (2003)
The Americana Highway Hall of Fame(2006)
Grammy Hall of Fame I Will Always Love You 1974 Recording(2007)
Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Songwriter Category (2008)
Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2009)
Music City Walk of Fame (2009)
Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2010)
Grammy Hall of Fame Jolene1974 Recording (2014)
The National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans(2014)
The Happiness Hall of Fame (2016)


Studio Albums

Hello, I‘m Dolly (1967)
Just Between You and Me (with Porter Wagoner)(1968)
Just Because I‘m a Woman (1968)
Just the Two of Us (with Porter Wagoner) (1968)
In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)(1969)
Always, Always (with Porter Wagoner) (1969)
My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy (1969)
The Fairest of Them All (1970)
Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca (with Porter Wagoner) (1970)
Once More (with Porter Wagoner) (1970)
Two of a Kind (with Porter Wagoner) (1971)
The Golden Streets of Glory (1971)
Joshua (1971)
Coat of Many Colors (1971)
The Right Combination Burning the Midnight Oil( with Porter Wagoner) (1972)
Touch Your Woman (1972)
Together Always (with Porter Wagoner) (1972)
My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner (1972)
We Found It (with Porter Wagoner) (1973)
My Tennessee Mountain Home (1973)
Love and Music (with Porter Wagoner) (1973)
Bubbling Over (1973)
Jolene (1974)
Porter ‘n’ Dolly (with Porter Wagoner) (1974)
Love Is Like a Butterfly (1974)
The Bargain Store (1975)
Say Forever You‘ll Be Mine (with Porter Wagoner)(1975)
Dolly (1975)
All I Can Do (1976)
New Harvest First Gathering (1977)
Here You Come Again (1977)
Heartbreaker (1978)
Great Balls of Fire (1979)
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly (1980)
Porter & Dolly (with Porter Wagoner) (1980)
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs (1980)
Heartbreak Express (1982)
Burlap & Satin (1983)
The Great Pretender (1984)
Once Upon a Christmas (with Kenny Rogers) (1984)
Real Love (1985)
Trio (with Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt) (1987)
Rainbow (1987)
White Limozeen (1989)
Home for Christmas (1990)
Eagle When She Flies (1991)
Slow Dancing with the Moon (1993)
Honky Tonk Angels (with Loretta Lynn & Tammy Wynette) (1993)
Something Special (1995)
Treasures (1996)
Hungry Again (1998)
Trio II (with Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt) (1999)
Precious Memories (1999)
The Grass Is Blue (1999)
Little Sparrow (2001)
Halos & Horns (2002)
For God and Country (2003)
Those Were the Days (2005)
Backwoods Barbie (2008)
Better Day (2011)
Blue Smoke (2014)
Pure & Simple (2016)
I Believe in You (2017)



Title Year Role Notes

9 to 5 1980 Doralee Rhodes

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 Mona Stangley

Rhinestone 1984 Jake Farris

Steel Magnolias 1989 Truvy Jones

Straight Talk 1992 Shirlee Kenyon

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 Herself Cameo appearance

Frank McKlusky, C.I. 2002 Edith McKlusky

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 Herself Cameo appearance

Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 Dolly Gnome Voice role

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom 2011 Herself Voice cameo

Joyful Noise 2012 G.G. Sparrow

Hollywood to Dollywood 2012 Herself

Published Works

Just the Way I Am: Poetic Selections on Reasons to Live, Reasons to Love and Reasons to Smile from the Songs of Dolly Parton (1979) My Life and Other Unfinished Business (1994) Coat of Many Colors (1996) Dolly‘s DixieFixin‘s: Love, Laughter and Lots of Good Food (2006I Am a Rainbow (2009 )
Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You( 2012)

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