- Dolly Parton
- 109 total number
- United States ()
Dolly Parton (USA) has scored 109 hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, as verified on 18 October 2021 when “Does He Love You”, a duet with Reba McEntire, debuted at No.47.
Parton holds a number of other US country records, including most No.1 hits (25; total excludes "Forever Country" by Artists of Then, Now & Forever) and the longest span of No.1 hits (35 years 26 days between "Joshua" (No.1 on 6 February 1971) and "When I Get Where I'm Going" (No.1 on 4 March 2006; record excludes "Forever Country"). With the No.18 debut of "Jolene" (feat. Pentatonix) on 8 October 2016, Parton became the first artist – male or female – with Top 20 US country hits in six different decades, and on 2 January 2021, her 108th chart entry, “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” (feat. Michael Bublé), debuted at No.48 to herald a seventh decade of hit-making.
Dolly has achieved 54 Top 10 hits since 1967. Twenty-one of Parton's 109 country hits were achieved as a duo with fellow American singer Porter Wagoner (1927–2007). 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 (the same chart on which "Jolene" was a new entry) with "Forever Country", in celebration of 50 years of the Country Music Association Awards. "Forever Country" is a medley of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads", Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" and "I Will Always Love You", arguably Parton's most famous and best-loved recording, and 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 109 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart.
George Jones remains the country artist with the most hits overall – 154 between 1955 and 2013. A handful of Jones' chart entries pre-date Billboard's first combined sales and radio airplay country chart, published on 20 October 1958.
Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart was inaugurated on 20 October 1958, and was then named Hot C&W Sides. The name and length of the chart has changed over the years, but since 30 April 2005 the 60-position Hot Country Songs chart has been published each week by Billboard.