Dolly Parton Secures First Christian Number 1 Hit With ‘There Was Jesus’
Country music legend Dolly Parton just got some very good news, as she learned that she has secured her first ever No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart.
Parton secured this achievement with her song “There Was Jesus,” which is a duet with Zach Williams.
“Having a No. 1 record at any time is a great thing, but having a No. 1 faith-based record during these crazy times is even greater,” Parton told Billboard. “I feel humbled and blessed to be part of this wonderful song with Zach Williams. It does my heart good to know that we have touched the lives of so many people.”
Parton has a long history of Billboard hits, dating all the way back to the January 1967 Hot Country Songs debut of her first hit, “Dumb Blonde.” Since then, she has also led Americana/Folk Albums and Gospel Digital Song Sales.
“I don’t even know hardly what to say about all the No. 1s in all the different fields of music,” Parton said. “Thank you God, thank you fans and thank you everyone who has worked so hard to make this possible.”
Parton went on to talk about her philosophy on marriage.
“Marriage is a business too, and you got to look at it like that,” she explained. “You got to make the right decisions for all the little things that come up.”