Dolly Parton Win Lifetime Achievement Grammy

December 22, 2010

Dolly PartonDolly Parton will be honored with a lifetime achievement Grammy, it has been announced.

Country music legend Dolly Parton will receive the award, marking her contribution to music, alongside British actress and singer Julie Andrews and punk band The Ramones.

Roy Haynes, Juilliard String Quartet, The Kingston Trio, and George Beverly Shea will also receive awards.

Parton is one of the most-successful female artists in the history of the country music, with 25 number-one singles, and a record 41 top-10 country albums. She is known for beautiful songs such as “Coat of Many Colors”, “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You”.

Parton has won a Grammy before, taking home the 1978 award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her “Here You Come Again” album. She has received seven Grammy Awards and a total of 45 Grammy Award nominations over her career, spanning over nearly five decades.

“It is a great honor to recognize and celebrate such a distinguished and dynamic group of honorees who have been the creators of such timeless art,” said Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy. “These influential performers and brilliant innovators have been of great inspiration to our culture and industry. Their legendary work has left a lasting impression and will continue to influence generations to come.”

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