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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1
81 16
Jolene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1974

2
70 14
Here You Come Again is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

3
60 10
Coat of Many Colors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

4
26 3
Bargain Store is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

5
43 10
New Harvest... First Gathering is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

6
49 15
Heartbreaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

7
44 12
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

8
45 13
The Grass Is Blue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

9
41 12
Little Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

10
38 10
Halos & Horns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

11
41 13
Trio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1987

12
32 8
White Limozeen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

13
29 6
All I Can Do is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

14
28 6
Love Is Like a Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

15
31 9
Blue Smoke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
2014

16
31 9
Burlap & Satin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

17
36 13
Hungry Again is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

18
32 11
The Great Pretender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

19
29 9
Great Balls of Fire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

20
30 10
Real Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
1985

21
30 10
Backwoods Barbie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

22
27 8
Eagle When She Flies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

23
26 8
My Tennessee Mountain Home is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

24
21 4
Just Because I'm a Woman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

25
22 5
Heartbreak Express is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time