Dolly Parton Sets Two Guinness Book Of World Records

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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After dominating country music for decades, Dolly Parton has set two records tracked by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The first certificate was for the “Most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Country Songs Chart.” Parton has had a total of 73 Top 20 hits spanning six decades of music and surpassing massive stars like Elvis Presley, Reba McEntire and George Jones to take home the honor.

The second record was for the “Most hits on the US Country Songs Chart by a female artist.” A new version of her 1974 hit “Jolene,” recorded in 2016 with Pentatonix, was her 107th chart entry, earning her the record. (RELATED: Dolly Parton: People Called Me Out After Fonda, Tomlin Bashed Trump At Emmys)

“To receive these two Guinness World Records is so great,” Parton explained when presented with the two certificates at a ceremony in Nashville. “Joining so many wonderful singers and songwriters who have been honoured this way feels so special to me. You never know when you start out with your work how it’s going to turn out, but to have these two world records makes me feel very humbled and blessed!”

“I’ve always just written from my heart,” she added. “I try not to dwell on just trying to be commercial and what’s a radio hit. Usually when an idea hits me, it comes from my heart.”

Both titles will appear in the 2018 Guinness Book of World Records edition.