The country music history book has been rewritten, and we're guessing Reba must be smiling from ear to ear right about now.
According to the new edition of Joel Whitburn 's Hot Country Songs 1944 - 2012 , Reba has overtaken Dolly Parton as the most successful female act ever based on data from Billboard 's Hot Country Songs chart. Yahoo! Chart Watch reports that Alabama remains the top group, and Brooks & Dunn hold on to their status as the top duo in country music chart history. Eddy Arnold is the top male artist and top artist overall based on those Hot Country Songs figures.
Also, Taylor Swift makes her debut on the list of the top 300 country hit-makers, entering at #101.
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