Dolly Parton Reaches New Heights With “Blue Smoke”
Surprising as it may sound, Dolly Parton had only ever had one album visit the Top 10 of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart before this week. That was the collaborative album, Trio, with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, which hit No. 6 in 1987.
That changed with the release of Blue Smoke, Dolly’s 42nd studio album, on May 14. Landing at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Country Albums Chart—where she’s enjoyed numerous Top 10s and chart-toppers—Blue Smoke hit No. 6 on the Billboard 200 across all genres, making it her first solo album to hit the Top 10 of that chart.
“I am glad that people are enjoying the music from my new Blue Smoke album. It feels great to be in the Top 10,” said Dolly in a statement. “It’s always an honor to know the fans spend their hard earned money on my music. Thanks everybody!”