Beyoncé Passes Dolly Parton to Become Most Grammy Nominated Woman

Statue of Dolly Parton in downtown Sevierville near the courthouse

With 46 nominations each, Dolly Parton was tied with a current pop vocalist for the ‘Queen of Grammy Nominations’ spot. Unfortunately, this year’s nominations placed Dolly Parton in the #2 spot for the female with the highest number of Grammy nominations.

The New Queen of Grammy Nominations

With her most recent, self-titled album, performance artist, Beyoncé, was nominated for a total of 6 Grammy awards for the year. Beyoncé took home 3 wins that night, giving her a total of 20 Grammy wins. So far, Dolly has been nominated for 46 Grammys and won 7 of the categories. We think our Smoky Mountain music star, Dolly Parton, will take back the #1 spot with next year’s Grammy Awards, though!

Dolly Parton Grammy Award Nominations Possible in 2016

Don’t worry, Dolly isn’t going anywhere any time soon! Don’t forget that Dolly just put out her 42nd album, “Blue Smoke,” which stands a great chance at making it into next year’s Grammy nominations. Not many artists can say they’ve had 42 albums, right? So, watch out, Beyoncé, we think Dolly’s going to make a comeback!

If you’ve never heard “Blue Smoke,” it’s a great hit that we expect will do well next year. Check out Dolly’s official lyric video here:

In addition to her recent album release, Dolly also just announced some other big news and we have details here: Dolly Parton Returns to Television With New Movie Series

Dolly Parton Grammy Awards: Total Wins

Dolly’s first Grammy nomination happened in 1969 when she was nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo for the single, “Just Someone I Used to Know” with Porter Wagoner. It wasn’t until after 9 nominations that she finally won her first category, in 1979, for Best Country Vocal Performance (Female) for the album, “Here You Come Again.”

Here’s the Dolly Parton Grammy award winnings that have happened so far:

  • 1978: Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the album “Here You Come Again”
  • 1982: Best Country Song for “9 to 5”
  • 1988: Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for the album “Trio” (shared with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
  • 2000: Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “After the Goldrush” (shared with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris)
  • 2001: Best Bluegrass Album for “The Grass Is Blue”
  • 2002: Best Country Vocal Performance (Female) for “Shine”
  • 2011: Lifetime Achievement Award

Take a look at this video of Dolly thanking her fans in her acceptance speech for the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award:

You can learn more about her Lifetime Achievement Award on the official website of the Grammy Awards here: http://www.grammy.com/news/lifetime-achievement-award-dolly-parton

Even though she didn’t receive any nominations this year, we still love Dolly and her music! We can’t wait to see what next year holds for our Smoky Mountain music star!

If you truly love Dolly Parton, take a look at all of these Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin rentals, so you can visit Dolly’s hometown! You might even get lucky enough to see her here when you visit!

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