Dolly Parton singing with her guitar

Dolly Parton honored to sing a Bee Gees' classic!

The country music queen was honored to join forces with the Bee Gees icon Sir Barry Gibb for a special version of the legendary hit song “Words” on his new album “Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol.1.” Scroll down to listen to the legendary stars reunion!

  • Barry Gibb was born on September 1st, 1946. He is the same age as Dolly Parton as they both celebrated their 74th birthday in 2020.
  • The Bee Gees were a music group popularly known as the Kings of Disco. The members were brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.  The trio were especially successful in the late 1960s and early 1970s,  
  • “Saturday Night Fever” was the soundtrack of the blockbuster movie that raised them into stardom.
  • The Bee Gees stopped performing after Maurice died in 2003. Despite being the eldest brother, Barry Gibb is the only survivor of the group.
The Bee Gees in the 70s - Source: Getty Images

Barry Gibb has been creating amazing music for over 60 years. The Bee Gees’ leading vocalist returns with “Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol.1,” a collaboration album that revisits the vocal group’s incredible catalog.

Barry Gibb performing live in 2017.

Dolly Parton was proud to participate in the project performing an amazing country duet on the famous song “Word.” The Bee Gees originally released the single in 1968, the lyrics were written by the famous brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.

The song begins with a melancholic piano melody and Parton’s tender voice singing the first verse that talks about hope for a new beginning. It seems so particularly relevant and topical in these times of crisis. It’s about a brand new story.

Gibb’s voice appears, and he and Parton’s voices join together and take the song to another level with deep feeling and a weeping steel guitar gently underscores the sentiment of the lyrics:

“It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away.”

Many talented artists, including Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison, and Rita Coolidge have recorded a version of “Words.” We believe that Dolly Parton and Barry Gibb version is one of the most moving and beautiful of all time!

Corey Robertson

Corey Robertson is an American journalist and writer. She has over 20 years experience in the movie industry. A pretzels fan who loves Hollywood romantic comedies and a walk in the park. + info

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