Dolly Parton kicks off 2018 by receiving recognition from the Emmys, RIAA and Guinness World Records for multiple milestones. The superstar is nominated for a 32nd Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards in the Community Service category for Smoky Mountains Rise. The event will be streamed live on Saturday (January 20th) at 8 p.m. CT from Nashville’s Music City Center at livestream.com. During the ceremony, Dolly and the Dollywood Foundation will receive The Governors’ Award for outstanding achievement in community service.
Dolly has also earned a spot in the record books. She was recently 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. Guinness World Records officials recently visited Dolly in Nashville to present her with record title certificates.
Dolly said, “To receive these two Guinness World Records is so great! Joining so many wonderful singers and songwriters who have been honored 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!”
Dolly was also recently surprised with the news of four Recording Industry Association (RIAA) certifications — Gold certification of Dolly’s recording of “I Will Always Love You” with over 500,000 digital sales and streams, Gold certification of “Jolene” with over 500,000 digital sales and streams and Platinum certification of “9 To 5” which has amassed over 1 million digital sales and streams.
As the sole songwriter of “I Will Always Love You,” as recorded by Whitney Houston on The Bodyguard film soundtrack, Dolly received a fourth plaque commemorating Triple-Platinum certification for over 3 million digital sales and stream of the smash hit.