Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number one on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist.
She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide.
She has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. And the litany goes on. Now in 2014, she has been nominated for a People’s Choice Awards in the Favorite Female Country Artist category.
“I am so excited to be nominated for a People’s Choice award. It is always a good feeling to be recognized for whatever you do,” says Dolly. “This year has been an amazing year! I released a new album Blue Smoke, traveled to Australia, Europe, and across America and even performed for 170,000 people at one show; woo that makes me tired just saying it. But seriously, I am honored to be nominated amongst these great gals.”
Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television. Some of her hit films have included “Nine to Five,” “Steel Magnolias,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” “Straight Talk,” and “Joyful Noise.” Parton received two Oscar® nominations writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the film “Transamerica.”