First country singer to be nominated for the EGOT
Who
Dolly Parton
What
first first
Where
United States ()
When
2009

Dolly Parton (USA) is the first country artist to be nominated for an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, aka the “Grand Slam of show business” – the “EGOT”. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix, 2020) won Outstanding Television Movie at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021. It was her fourth Emmy nomination – the first dating back to 1978. Parton is a 51-time nominee and an 11-time winner at the Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. At the Oscars, Dolly picked up two Best Original Song nominations, for “9 to 5” (from the film of the same name; 1981) and “Travelin’ Thru” (from Transamerica; 2006). And at the 63rd Tony Awards (2009), Parton completed the set by landing a Best Original Score nomination for 9 to 5: The Musical, which wrapped up a UK tour in 2022 and is scheduled to visit the US.


As of 31 October 2022, 22 individuals had won at least one award at all four “EGOT” events, including non-competitive awards. This number includes the singers Barbra Streisand (1970), Liza Minnelli (1990), Harry Belafonte (2014), John Legend (2018) and Jennifer Hudson (2022). Adele, Cher, Eminem, Paul McCartney (all missing a Tony award), Elton John and Bruce Springsteen (both missing an Emmy award), Cyndi Lauper, Barry Manilow and Bette Midler (all missing an Oscar) are among the musicians to have won three EGOT awards.

Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Kenny Loggins, Paul Simon, Sting and Hans Zimmer are just a few of the individuals who have completed the full set of EGOT nominations.