Dolly Parton wearing a red dress waving

Dolly Parton "honored and proud" for her Grammy nomination!

The legendary country music queen Dolly Parton has received a Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Song category from the Recording Academy. She collaborated with country star Zach Williams on their song, “There Was Jesus.” Scroll down as we share everything about this emotional award!

  • Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.
  • Zach Williams is an American Christian rock singer from Arkansas. He was also the lead singer of the Christian group Zach Williams and the Brothers of Grace. In 2016, he decided to start his solo career.
  • “There Was Jesus” was released on Oct. 3, 2019 as part of the album “Rescue Story.”
  • The 63rd Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, January 31, 2021, on the CBS channel.

“There Was Jesus”

Dolly Parton at the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2019.

Zach Williams was inspired to write a song reflecting about his youthful experiences. Twenty years ago he didn’t know anything about God and was feeling lonely.

The lyrics describe a person’s hazardous journey through life being lightened by their faith. Williams discovered that he was not alone thanks to his faith.

Zach Williams wrote "There Was Jesus" lyrics 

Grammy Trivia

Dolly Parton has received fifty nominations, and she has won nine Grammy Awards during her iconic music career.

Did you know that two of Parton’s most memorable songs, "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You," have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame? Our beloved star also received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

Parton’s shared the news with her loyal followers on Instagram

The singer-songwriter was honored to hear that “There Was Jesus” has been nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 63rd Grammy Awards. “So proud to be a part of this song with Zach Williams. I am so happy that it has touched the hearts of so many!”

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