Parton made her debut on the Porter Wagoner show in September of 1967, with their first album, Just Between You and Me, released mere months before Just Because I’m a Woman — with the LP’s names so similar in title, it’s hard not to see them in conversation, as Parton’s career had to be until she split ways with Wagoner in the ’70s. But her profile and songwriting status was rising both with and without Wagoner, with Parton busy building the foundation of a career that would reach unparalleled heights in the years and decades to come: not because she was a woman, but not in spite of it, either.