Albums The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time  

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With a slew of hits that have spanned many decades, Dolly Parton is rightfully considered one of the greatest country artists of all time. This list of the best Dolly Parton albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The Dolly Parton discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Dolly Parton albums can be found at the top of the list. The Tennessee-born superstar made her first studio album foray in 1967, with Hello, I'm Dolly. Though she's primarily associated with country music, she's also well versed in bluegrass, gospel, and has had crossover pop hits such as "9 to 5," (as featured on the 1980 album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs).  

To make voting for your favorite records easier, we haven't included Dolly Parton singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Dolly Parton album isn't ranked highly enough, vote for it so it receives proper credit. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Dolly Parton album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know what is the best Dolly Parton album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from Joshua (1971) to Jolene (1974) to Slow Dancing With the Moon (1993). These popular Dolly Parton CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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70 12
Jolene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1974

2
63 11
Here You Come Again is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

3
53 9
Coat of Many Colors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

4
46 12
Heartbreaker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

5
41 9
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

6
39 8
New Harvest... First Gathering is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

7
38 10
The Grass Is Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

8
39 11
Trio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1987

9
31 6
White Limozeen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

10
32 7
The Great Pretender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

11
36 10
Little Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

12
34 9
Halos & Horns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

13
28 6
Burlap & Satin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

14
29 7
Great Balls of Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

15
34 11
Hungry Again is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

16
25 5
All I Can Do is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

17
28 8
Blue Smoke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
2014

18
25 6
Love Is Like a Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

19
25 7
Eagle When She Flies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

20
21 4
My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

21
21 4
Heartbreak Express is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

22
27 9
Real Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1985

23
27 9
Treasures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1996

24
28 10
Backwoods Barbie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

25
23 6
Trio II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1999

26
19 3
Bargain Store is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

27
23 7
My Tennessee Mountain Home is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

28
19 4
Touch Your Woman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

29
18 4
Just Because I'm a Woman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

30
18 4
Slow Dancing With the Moon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

31
20 6
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

32
18 5
Hello, I'm Dolly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

33
16 4
Rhinestone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1984

34
18 6
In the Good Old Days (When Tim... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

35
20 8
Better Day is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
2011

36
23 11
Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

37
23 11
Honky Tonk Angels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

38
13 3
Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

39
14 4
Straight Talk [OST] is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

40
17 7
Something Special is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

41
15 6
Joshua is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1971

42
16 7
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1987

43
13 5
Bubbling Over is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

44
13 5
The Fairest of Them All is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

45
19 11
For God and Country is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

46
10 3
My Favorite Songwriter, Porter... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

47
10 3
The Golden Streets of Glory is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

48
10 4
Precious Memories is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

49
16 10
The Winning Hand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

50
13 8
Those Were the Days is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time