New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Global superstar and recent Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dolly Parton, is breaking new ground this week as her latest single from her hotly-anticipated Rockstar album (available November 17th on Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group) "Bygones" featuring Rob Halford with special guests Nikki
Sixx & John 5 debuts atop the Mediabase Classic Rock Songs chart.
With #1s throughout her 7-decade career across Country, Pop, AC, Dance, Christian, Bluegrass, Folk/Americana, Holiday, and now Rock, Parton continues to make history.
"I am so excited to see the response 'Bygones' is receiving! To debut at #1 on the Rock charts is such a thrill for me, and it makes it even sweeter to share this with Rob, Nikki, and John 5," says Parton. "I also have to recognize my coproducer on the album and cowriter on this song, Kent Wells, who helped me bring this song to life. I am a happy girl today!"
"Bygones" follows the lead single from Rockstar, "World On Fire
" - another Parton original - that became the album's first #1 when it peaked atop Billboard's Rock Digital
Song Sales chart in May.
"It's been a career-long goal to work with Dolly and when we heard she was nominated for the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, we called management and said, 'hopefully, this is our time!'", said Big Machine Label Group Chairman Scott Borchetta. "We are so proud to deliver her first Rock Radio
Parton will head to London next week to conduct a European media blitz of appearances in support of Rockstar.
is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Achieving 27 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist.
Parton is the first artist to have topped the Billboard's Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 48 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 50+ years.
In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide.
She has garnered eleven Grammy Awards and 51 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, 10 Country Music
Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music
Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People's Choice Awards; and three American Music
Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music
Hall of Fame.
In 2020, she released the Christmas album "A Holly Dolly
Christmas" which went #1 on the Billboard Country and Holiday charts, as well released the bestselling coffee table book "Songteller: My Life in Lyrics."
In 2021, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for the film "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square" and in December 2022, she released on NBC an all-new original holiday movie called "Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas" with her starring as well as producing; it was the most watched film of that year and the two years prior.
To date, Parton has donated over 205 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children's book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library's 100 millionth book donation. In March of 2022, Parton released the book Run Rose Run which she co-authored with James
Patterson which sat at # 1 on the New York Times Bestseller's List for 5 weeks, a record for this decade.
She also released an accompanying album of the same name with original songs inspired by the book which reached #1 on three charts simultaneously - Country, Americana/Folk and Bluegrass Albums. From her "Coat of Many Colors" while working "9 to 5," no dream is too and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.