January 23, 1984: Dolly released her twenty-sixth solo studio album, The Great Pretender. The album is comprised of covers of hit songs from the 1950s and 1960s. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
January 23, 2001: Dolly released her thirty-eighth solo studio album, Little Sparrow. The album is the second in her critically acclaimed bluegrass trilogy. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The album was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards and single "Shine" won Best Female Vocal Performance.
January 25, 1971: "Better Move It on Home" by Porter Wagoner and Dolly is released as a single. it peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song was later included on the compilation album The Best of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. The single was also nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group at the 14th Annual Grammy Awards.
January 25, 1993: Dolly released "Romeo" as the first single from her thirty-second solo studio album, Slow Dancing with the Moon. The single features Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, and Pam Tillis. The single peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was nominated for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards. The single's accompanying music video was directed by Randee St. Nicholas.
January 25, 2005: Roy Rivers’ John Denver tribute album, Thank God I’m a Country Boy, received a major label release. It had previously been released independently in February 2004. The album features Dolly on the title track. The song won Vocal Collaboration of the Year at the 2006 European Country Music Association Awards in addition to being nominated for Song of the Year.
January 26, 1987: Dolly, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt release "To Know Him Is to Love Him" as the first single from their Grammy winning Trio album. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The accompanying music video was directed by Star Wars creator, George Lucas, who was dating Linda Ronstadt at the time.
January 27, 2004: Mindy Smith released her One Moment More album. The album features Dolly on a cover of "Jolene". Mindy’s cover of "Jolene" first appeared on the Dolly tribute album, Just Because I’m a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton, but Dolly’s harmony vocals were not present on this release. The album peaked at number 143 on the Billboard 200.
Ben Childers is the administrator of The Dolly Parton Discography. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, he grew up taking family vacations to the Smokies and Dollywood. His love for Dolly and her music reached a fanatical level in April 2013. After spending countless hours researching and cataloging Dolly's musical output, he decided to open a website dedicated to her discography.