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The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time

Updated June 1, 2019 3.6k votes 496 voters 16.6k views65 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

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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    Jolene

    1974

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksIt Must Be You, Highlight of My Life, Early Morning Breeze

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 2

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksLovin' You, Two Doors Down, Baby Come Out Tonight

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 3

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksMy Blue Tears, Coat of Many Colors, She Never Met a Man She Didn't Like

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 4

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksMarry Me, My Blue Tears, I Get a Kick Out of You

    Length (mins)00:52:47

    Genres (Music)Folk music, Bluegrass

  • 5
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    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksSure Thing, Baby I'm Burnin', Heartbreaker

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

  • 6

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksApplejack, Holdin' on to You, You Are

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 7
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    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksHome, Blue Smoke, Don't Think Twice

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 8

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksSugar Hill, These Old Bones, Hello God

    Length (mins)00:57:43

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk music

  • 9

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksDark as a Dungeon, Detroit City, But You Know I Love You

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 10

    ArtistDolly Parton

    ProducerSteve Buckingham

    TracksTravelin' Prayer, I Am Ready, I Still Miss Someone

    Length (mins)00:44:48

    Genres (Music)Bluegrass

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    Trio

    1987

    ArtistDolly Parton, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris

    ProducerGeorge Massenburg

    TracksI've Had Enough, Making Plans, Wildflowers

    Length (mins)00:39:06

    Genres (Music)Country, Acoustic music

  • 12

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksJust Because I'm a Woman, Love and Learn, You're Gonna Be Sorry

    LabelSony BMG Music Entertainment

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 13

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksWait 'Til I Get You Home (feat. Mac Davis), Yellow Roses, White Limozeen

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 14

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksThe Better Part of Life, The Letter, Dr. Robert F. Thomas

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 15

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksI'll Never Forget, Love to Remember, You'll Always Be Special to Me

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 16

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksHollywood Potters, Prime of Our Love, Release Me

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 17

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksI Wasted My Tears, I'm in No Condition, If Cupid Had a Heart

    Genres (Music)Country

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    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksMade of Stone, Hallelujah Holiday, Made of Stone

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 21
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    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksThe Camel's Heart, Shine On, When Jesus Comes Calling for Me

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 22

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksSacred Memories, Take Me Back, My Eyes Can Only See You

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 23
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    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksFalling Out Of Love With Me, All I Can Do, Boulder To Birmingham

    Genres (Music)Country

  • 24

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksOoo Ee, Potential New Boyfriend, Send Me the Pillow

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

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    Joshua

    1971

    ArtistDolly Parton

    TracksWalls of the Mind, Letter to Heaven, Chicken Every Sunday

    Genres (Music)Country