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Dolly Parton’s ‘Run, Rose, Run’ Blooms in Top Country Albums Chart’s Top 10

It's the legend's 47th top 10, the most among women.

Dolly Parton achieves her 47th top 10 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart (dated March 19), as her new LP Run, Rose, Run flies in at No. 4.

Released March 4, the set starts with 17,000 equivalent album units, with 15,500 in album sales, according to MRC Data. It launches at No. 2 on Billboard‘s all-genre Top Album Sales chart – Parton’s best rank on the survey, whose history dates to 1991.

Run, Rose, Run also opens atop Americana/Folk Albums, awarding Parton her second leader, and Bluegrass Albums, marking her first No. 1.


Parton’s 47 Top Country Albums top 10s include eight No. 1s. Her latest follows A Holly Dolly Christmas, which bowed at the summit in October 2020. Parton extends her record for the most top 10s among women, and remains the only woman with top 10s in every decade since the list began in January 1964. Her top 10 totals by decade: 1960s – four; ’70s – 18; ’80s – 11; ’90s – five; 2000s – three; ’10s – four; and ’20s – two.

Parton boasts the second-most Top Country Albums top 10s among all artists, after Willie Nelson (the only other act with top 10s in seven decades), with 53. She first reached the tier with her second entry, Just Between You and Me, with Porter Wagoner (No. 8, 1968).

Parton co-produced Run, Rose, Run with Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge. The set is the companion LP to her same-named first novel, released March 7, that she authored with James Patterson. That same night, she also co-hosted the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards with singers Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett.