Most No.1 hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist
Dolly Parton
25 total number
United States ()

Dolly Parton (USA) has achieved 25 No.1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart – from “Joshua” on 6 February 1971 to “When I Get Where I’m Going” (feat. Brad Paisley) on 4 March 2006.

Dolly’s 25 chart-toppers form part of her female record 109 Hot Country Songs hits (as of 18 October 2021). In chronological order, her No.1 country hits are: “Joshua” (1971), “Jolene” (1974), “I Will Always Love You” (1974), “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me” (feat. Porter Wagoner; 1974), “Love Is Like a Butterfly” (1974), “The Bargain Store” (1975), “Here You Come Again” (1977), “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right” (1978), “Heartbreaker” (1978), “Baby I’m Burnin’” (1979), “You’re the Only One” (1979), “Starting Over Again” (1980), “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You” (1980), “9 to 5” (1981), “But You Know I Love You” (1981), “I Will Always Love You”/”Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” (1982), “Islands in the Stream” (feat. Kenny Rogers; 1983), “Tennessee Homesick Blues” (1984), “Real Love” (feat. Kenny Rogers; 1985), “Think About Love” (1986), “To Know Him Is to Love Him” (feat. Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris; 1987), “Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That” (1989), “Yellow Roses” (1989), “Rockin’ Years” (feat. Ricky Van Shelton; 1991), “When I Get Where I’m Going” (feat. Brad Paisley; 2006).

Parton was a key member of Artists of Then, Now & Forever, a multi-act collective who debuted at No.1 on the chart dated 8 October 2016 with "Forever Country", in celebration of 50 years of the Country Music Association Awards. The veteran singer appears in the last few seconds of the accompanying video to finish off the medley. Parton is not individually credited on "Forever Country", and therefore the track is not included in her total of 25 No.1s (and 109 hits) on the Hot Country Songs chart.

George Strait is the overall leader for No.1 hits on Hot Country Songs, with 44 between “Fool Hearted Memory” in 1982 and “River of Love” in 2009, while among female artists, Reba McEntire trails Dolly by one chart-topper, with her 24 No.1s achieved between “Can’t Even Get the Blues” in 1982 and “Turn on the Radio” in 2010.