Various other awards and honors
Grand Old Opry, inducted, January 4, 1969
Fennecus Awards, nomination for Best Song Score for Best Little Whorehouse In Texas with Carol Hall and Patrick Williams, 1982.
Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted, 1984
Ms. Magazine, Woman of the Year, 1986
Guiness Book of World Records, named most successful entertainer (for
grossing $400,000 for one performance)
Canadian Country Music Association Awards, Top Selling Album of the Year, Once Upon A Christmas (with Kenny Rogers), 1985
Nashville's Starwalk, inducted, 1988
New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade, Grand Marshall, 1988
East Tennessee Hall of Fame for the Performing Arts, inducted, 1988
Small Town of America Hall of Fame, inducted, 1988
East Tennessee Educational Association Convention, guest speaker, 1988
Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year, 1989
National Drop-out Prevention Conference, guest speaker, 1990
Carson-Newman College, Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree, 1990
Soul Train Awards, Best R&B Song (given to songwriter), "I Will Always Love You," 1994
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1999 (For the text of her
acceptance speech, click here.)
British Country Music Association, Top International Independent Label Artist (Sugar Hill/Blue Eye, The Grass is Blue), 2000; Top Female Vocalist -- 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1980
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, keynote speaker, 2000
Association of American Publishers, AAP Honors, 2000
Association For Independent Music Awards, Best Bluegrass Album, The Grass is Blue, 2000
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Album of The Year, The Grass is Blue, 2000 (also nominated for Best Female Vocalist)
National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame, induction, 2001
Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, 2001
European CMA, Female Vocalist Of The Year, 2001
American Association of School Administrators, Galaxy Award, 2002
Association For Independent Music Awards, Best Bluegrass Album, Little Sparrow, 2002
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Recorded Event Of The Year, Clinch Mountain Sweethearts, 2002 (award presented to album performers Ralph Stanley, Dolly, Iris DeMent, Pam Tillis, Patty Mitchell, Gillian Welch, Maria Muldaur, Sara Evans, Joan Baez, Kristi Stanley, Gail Davies, Chely Wright, Melba Montgomery, Jeannie Seely, Lucinda Williams and Valerie Smith)
National State Teachers Of The Year, Chasing Rainbows Award, 2002
Junior Achievement of East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame, inducted 2003
Governor's Awards For The Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, 2003, Lifetime Achievement Award
TV Land Awards: Most Memorable Female Guest Star In A Comedy As Herself, for appearance on 1989 episode of Designing Women
Parents As Teachers National Center, Child And Family Advocacy Award, 2003
National PTA Convention, keynote speaker, 2003
U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, Partnership Award, 2003
International Country Gospel Music Association, Gold Cross Awards, Single Of The Year, "Hello God," 2003
Country Weekly Fan Favorite Awards, Career Achievement Award, 2003
U.S. Library Of Congress Living Legend Award, 2004
Reading Works Award, NashvilleREAD, 2004
Dove Awards, nomination for Country Recorded Song Of The Year with Dottie Rambo for "Stand By The River," 2004
Christian Fan Awards, Duo Of The Year with Dottie Rambo and Song Of The Year with Dottie Rambo for "Stand By The River," 2004
American Legion, James V. Day Good Guy Award, 2004.
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Recorded Event Of The Year, Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs Of The Louvin Brothers, 2004 (award presented to album performers Dolly, Joe Nichols, Rhonda Vincent, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Terri Clark, Merle Haggard, Carl Jackson, Ronnie Dunn, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Glen Campbell, Leslie Satcher, Kathy Louvin, Pamela Brown Hayes, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Jon Randall, Harley Allen, Dierks Bentley, Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Sonya Isaacs, Marty Stuart, Del McCoury, Pam Tillis, Johnny Cash and the Jordanaires)
Country Radio Broadcasters' Artist Career Achievement Award, 2005
National Medal Of Arts, 2005 (selected by the President of the United States, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts)
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, 2005, Best Song: "Travelin' Thru"
Sierra Awards, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, 2005, Best Song: "Travelin' Thru"
Critics' Choice Awards, 2005, nomination, Best Song: "Travelin' Thru"
Dove Awards, nomination for Country Recorded Song Of The Year with Brad Paisley for "When I Get Where I'm Going," 2006
Lindy Boggs Award for "patriotism, courage, integrity and leadership through public service," Stennis Center for Public Service, 2006
European CMA, Vocal Collaboration of the Year, with Roy Rivers, "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" (also nominee for Song of the Year for "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" and Female Vocalist Of The Year), 2006
Kennedy Center Honors, 2006
Tennessean Of The Year, 2006 and 2016
Grammy Hall of Fame, song, "I Will Always Love You" (1974 recording), 2007
Songwriter's Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award, 2007
Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution, 2007
Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, inducted 2009
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best Musical Score, 9 To 5: The Musical, 2009
Drama League Awards: Distinguished Production of a Musical, 9 To 5: The Musical, 2009
Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Musical, 9 To 5: The Musical, 2009
Broadway.com's Audience Awards: Favorite New Broadway Song, "Get Out And Stay Out' from 9 To 5: The Musical, 2009
Broadway World.com's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: Best Original Score, 9 To 5: The Musical, 2009
Tony Awards: Best Original Score, 9 To 5: The Musical, 2009
Founders Medal for Education, Daughters of the American Revolution, 2009
L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards: Best Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical, 9 To 5: The Musical. 2009
Dr. Perry F. Harris Award from the Grand Master Fiddler Championship, 2009
Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame, induction, 2010
Library of Congress, National Recording Registry, "Coat of Many Colors," inducted, 2012
Dove Awards, nomination for Bluegrass Recorded Song Of The Year with Dorothy Jo Owens as songwriters for "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man" recorded by Volume Five featuring Rhonda Vincent, 2015
International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year, “Sacred Memories,” 2017, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White Skaggs (artist), Dolly Parton (writer), Joe Mullins (producer), Rebel Records (label)
Dollymania has received many honors, including the following:
StarPages' only 8-Star-rated Dolly site.
Peoples' Choice Award Winner
No. 57 out of all online music-related sites in the world as judged by the Digital Music Awards sponsored by British Telecommunications for 2006 (No. 1 site for a country artist for several years running in the annual international contest)
Comments: The Advocate: "Dollymania is the ultimate compilation of facts, figures and charts about Dolly Parton. Short of a visit to Dollywood, you'll never be more immersed in Dollyness."
Gannett Newspapers: A "great site that includes exhaustive FAQs about her life and career, big photo galleries and a page for collectors of Dolly memorabilia."
Country Music Club.com: One of the 13 "coolest" country music sites online.
Any Web UK: The "top rated Dolly Parton site."