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The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time 

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List Rules This 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1974); Tracks: It Must Be You, Highlight of My Life & Early Morning Breeze

Genres (Music): Country

2
Here You Come Again is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1977); Tracks: Lovin' You, Two Doors Down & Baby Come Out Tonight

Genres (Music): Country

3
Coat of Many Colors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1971); Tracks: My Blue Tears, Coat of Many Colors & She Never Met a Man She Didn't Like

Genres (Music): Country

4
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1980); Tracks: Dark as a Dungeon, Detroit City & But You Know I Love You

Genres (Music): Country

5
Heartbreaker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1978); Tracks: Sure Thing, Baby I'm Burnin' & Heartbreaker

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music

6
New Harvest... First Gat... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1977); Tracks: Applejack, Holdin' on to You & You Are

Genres (Music): Country

7
The Grass Is Blue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1999); Tracks: Travelin' Prayer, I Am Ready & I Still Miss Someone

Producer: Steve Buckingham

Length (mins): 00:44:48

Genres (Music): Bluegrass

8
Little Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (2001); Tracks: Marry Me, My Blue Tears & I Get a Kick Out of You

Length (mins): 00:52:47

Genres (Music): Folk music, Bluegrass

9
Trio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton and Dolly Parton (1987); Tracks: I've Had Enough, Making Plans & Wildflowers

Producer: George Massenburg

Length (mins): 00:39:06

Genres (Music): Country, Acoustic music

10
Halos & Horns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (2002); Tracks: Sugar Hill, These Old Bones & Hello God

Length (mins): 00:57:43

Genres (Music): Country, Folk music

11
White Limozeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1989); Tracks: Wait 'Til I Get You Home (feat. Mac Davis), Yellow Roses & White Limozeen

Genres (Music): Country

12
Hungry Again is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1998); Tracks: The Camel's Heart, Shine On & When Jesus Comes Calling for Me

Genres (Music): Country

13
Bargain Store is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1975); Tracks: I'll Never Forget, Love to Remember & You'll Always Be Special to Me

Genres (Music): Country

14
Love Is Like a Butterfly... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1974); Tracks: Sacred Memories, Take Me Back & My Eyes Can Only See You

Genres (Music): Country

15
Blue Smoke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (2014); Tracks: Home, Blue Smoke & Don't Think Twice

Genres (Music): Country

16
All I Can Do is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1976); Tracks: Falling Out Of Love With Me, All I Can Do & Boulder To Birmingham

Genres (Music): Country

17
Burlap & Satin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1983); Tracks: Ooo Ee, Potential New Boyfriend & Send Me the Pillow

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music

18
Backwoods Barbie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (2008); Tracks: Made of Stone, Hallelujah Holiday & Made of Stone

Genres (Music): Country

19
My Tennessee Mountain Ho... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1973); Tracks: The Better Part of Life, The Letter & Dr. Robert F. Thomas

Genres (Music): Country

20
Just Because I'm a Woman... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1968); Tracks: Just Because I'm a Woman, Love and Learn & You're Gonna Be Sorry

Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Genres (Music): Country

21
Great Balls of Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1979); Tracks: Sandy's Song, Do You Think That Time Stands Still? & It's Not My Affair Anymore

Label: RCA Records

Genres (Music): Country

22
The Great Pretender is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1984); Tracks: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season), Elusive Butterfly & Downtown

Label: RCA Records

Genres (Music): Country

23
Trio II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton and Dolly Parton (1999); Tracks: Lover's Return, Feels Like Home & When We're Gone

Genres (Music): Country, Contemporary classical music

24
Heartbreak Express is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1982); Tracks: Hollywood Potters, Prime of Our Love & Release Me

Genres (Music): Country

25
Hello, I'm Dolly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dolly Parton Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton (1967); Tracks: I Wasted My Tears, I'm in No Condition & If Cupid Had a Heart

Genres (Music): Country