|Single by Dolly Parton|
|from the album Joshua|
|B-side||"I'm Doing This for Your Sake"|
|Recorded||RCA Studio "B", Nashville; October 1970|
|Dolly Parton singles chronology|
"Joshua" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dolly Parton. It was released in November 1970 as the first single and title track from the album Joshua. The song was significant for being her first single to reach number 1 on the US country charts. Telling the story of an adventurous young girl who dares to visit the property of a rural recluse, who has a reputation for being mean and hostile. The song drew on many Appalachian references from Parton's youth, which she would revisit throughout her career. The single reached number 1 on the Billboard country charts in February 1971. Parton received her first Grammy nomination in the Best Country Female Vocal category for the song, losing to Lynn Anderson.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||1|
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100||8|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||2|
"Flesh and Blood" by Johnny Cash
|Billboard Hot Country Singles
February 6, 1971
"Help Me Make It Through the Night" by Sammi Smith
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- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 261.
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