Updated: 03/07/2018 11:45 AM | First Published: 01/19/2018 10:02 AM

Country Music Icon Dolly Parton Wins 2 Guinness World Records in 2018



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The country music icon, Dolly Parton has added another accolade to her noteworthy career.

She has been featured on the page of Guinness World Records 2018 edition, with two certificates honoring her record-breaking songs.

The records are namely, Most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Songs chart and Most hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist.

Guinness World Records visited Parton in Nashville, Tennessee to present her with title certificates.

Beating out fellow country music icons, Elvis Presley, George Jones and Reba McEntire, she is the only artist with Top 20 hits across 6 consecutive decades (1960s to 2010s).

Beginning with her 1st top 20 entry with Something Fishy in 1967, she has got 73 more top 20 hits to this date.

The 2016 version of Jolene was her 107th chart entry, solidifying her second record title.

Her first hit on the list "Most hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist,” was her 1967 debut, Dumb Blonde.

To receive these two Guinness World Records is so great. Joining so many wonderful singers and songwriters who have been honored this way feels 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.

Guinness World Records 2018 edition featuring Parton is now available in stores and online.