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Dolly Parton Set 3 Guinness World Records In 2021

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Dolly Parton is one of the most consistent top-achievers in Hollywood. In the course of her 6-decade career, she has written more than 3,000 songs, received 2 Academy Award nominations, and won 10 Grammys out of 50 total nominations. The Tennessee native has also broken multiple chart records. She’s the first female artist to have 25 no. 1 songs on the Billboard country music charts and the only artist to produce 44 career Top 10 country albums.

On top of it all, the Jolene hitmaker continues to give back to her community. But when the music icon was offered the Presidential Medal of Freedom, she declined, twice. After that, she still managed to break 3 new Guinness World Records in 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about Parton’s latest achievements.

Why Did Dolly Parton Turn Down The Presidential Medal of Freedom?

Parton was offered the Presidential Medal of Freedom, twice under the Trump administration. But her reasons for declining weren’t political at all. “I got offered the freedom award from the Trump administration. I couldn’t accept it because my husband was ill,” the singer told NBC’s Today. “Then they asked me again about it and I wouldn’t travel because of Covid.” The Presidental Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor in the US. Previous recipients include Martin Luther King Jr., Bill and Melinda Gates, Diana Ross, and Bruce Springsteen.

When asked if Parton would take the honor under Biden’s administration, she said she’d have to think about it. “Now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure,” she said. The I Will Always Love You singer added that she doesn’t really aim to win such awards. “I don’t work for those awards,” she explained. “It’d be nice but I’m not sure that I even deserve it. But it’s a nice compliment for people to think that I might deserve it.” Of course, we all know she deserves it.

Not only has Parton conquered the world of entertainment, she’s also donated to countless causes throughout her career. In 2020, she donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University which helped in making the Moderna vaccine. “I’m just happy that anything I do can help somebody else,” she said of her philanthropic deed. “When I donated the money to the COVID fund, I just wanted it to do good. Evidently, it is.”

What 3 Guinness World Records Did Dolly Parton Break In 2021?

Leave it to Parton to break 3 Guinness World Records in one year. In 2021, she set two new record titles for the most decades on the US Hot Country Songs chart (female) with 7 hits and most decades on the US Hot Country Songs chart (female) with 25 tracks. For her third one, she actually broke her existing record for the most decades on the US Hot Country Songs chart (female) with 109 songs. In 2018, Parton also set the record for most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Country Songs chart. She’s had 6 hits on the chart.

The 9 to 5 hitmaker had her celebratory certificate presentation in Nashville, Tennessee on December 17, 2021. “This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened,” she told Guinness. ” I had no idea that I would be in Guinness World Records this many times! I am flattered and honored. I’ve had a lot of people help me get here. Thanks to all of you and all of them for helping me have all of this.”

Adjudicator Sarah Casson praised Parton for her historical “degree of staying power.” In an interview, she said: “Dolly Parton is one of very few musical artists in history with this degree of staying power. Writing and recording music that makes the charts across seven decades is truly an amazing accomplishment.”

What Is Dolly Parton Currently Doing?

On January 14, 2022, Parton surprised fans with a first track release (Big Dreams and Faded Jeans) from her upcoming album Run, Rose, Run. It is a companion album to the novel of the same title that she co-authored with bestselling author, James Patterson. They’re set to be released in March 2022. “I keep dreaming myself into a corner!” Parton told People of her latest project. “But I can’t stop now. I’ve learned you can’t just say, ‘Oh, my dream’s come true and I’m walking out of here.’ No, you’ve got to show you’re grateful and show that you’re not going to just leave it all in the hands of other people.”

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