It’s been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this yr the nationwide treasure who has gained 9 Grammys all through her profession is competing for her fiftieth honor. Parton’s first Grammy nomination was on the 1970 present for “Simply Somebody I Used to Know,” a duet with Porter Wagoner. 9 years later she gained her first gramophone for “Right here You Come Once more,” her nineteenth solo album and first to go platinum.
This yr she’s nominated for finest modern Christian music efficiency/track for “There Was Jesus,” her collaboration with Christian rock singer Zach Williams. Parton gained in the identical class final yr for her visitor look on the remix of “God Solely Is aware of” by Christian duo for KING & COUNTRY.
“It’s all the time particular. You all the time like to be acknowledged,” Parton mentioned of attaining her fiftieth nod, although she shortly added: “Like I’ve all the time mentioned, ‘I don’t work for awards and rewards.’”
Parton is the second-most nominated girl in Grammy historical past, solely behind Beyoncé, who has 79 nods and 24 wins. The nation icon earned the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award a decade in the past.
Amongst her wins, Parton picked up two Grammys for the huge hit “9 to five” and one other for “Trio,” her first first collaborative album with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. An up to date model of “Jolene” gained Parton and a cappella group Pentatonix a trophy. On the 1983 present, the legend scored a nomination for a re-recording of “I Will All the time Love You,” which she wrote and initially launched in 1974, and a collaborative efficiency of the track with Vince Gill earned a nomination on the 1996 present — two years after Whitney Houston’s well-known rendition of the track gained two Grammys, together with document of the yr.
The 2021 Grammys will air on March 14. Parton mentioned this yr’s nomination for “There Was Jesus” is extra-special as a result of it’s a deep observe that sits near her coronary heart.
“That exact track … was extra rewarding to me than profitable an award,” she mentioned. “I felt very blessed to be part of such an exquisite track.”
“However after all, since I grew up within the church and I’m an individual of religion, a track like that may imply extra to me than plenty of the others, I’ve to confess.”
Along with the Grammys, Parton’s busy yr contains turning 75 and getting her coronavirus vaccine, months after she donated $1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt College Medical Middle for coronavirus analysis.