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Dolly Parton tops Billboard Christian charts for first time

by Marcus Jones

Awards winning country music singer Dolly Parton has topped the Billboard Christian charts for the first time in her career.

The 74 year old, who's known for hits such as 9 to 5 and Jolene, has reached the summit of the Christian AC Songs and  Christian Airplay charts with her song 'There was Jesus'.

The track is a duet with singer Zach Williams who wrote it.

Speaking about the feat, Parton told Billboard: "Having a number one record at any time is a great thing, but having a number one faith-based record during these crazy times is even greater.

"I feel humbled and blessed to be part of this wonderful song.

"It does my heart good to know that we have touched the lives of so many people."

Parton becomes the first artist to top the Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts.

Billboard tracks music sales, downloads and radio airplay in the US across a range of music genres.

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