Dolly Parton reveals that she felt completely overwhelmed the first time she heard Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You”. Keep reading as the country music legend shares her memories of the most beautiful moment in her life!
Dolly Parton is an extraordinary artist who managed to successfully transition from her country roots to gain international fame in pop music. She is an incredibly gifted singer/ songwriter.
The megastar’s efforts brought country music to a wider audience. Thanks to her it's popular not only in America but also all around the world. Her classic songs, known by everyone, prove it. Who doesn’t know “Jolene”, "Kentucky Gambler," "I Will Always Love You," "Coat of Many Colors," and "Tennessee Homesick Blues.”
In her new book “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics” the diva remembers the very first time she heard her song on the radio when she was driving her Cadillac to her home in Tennessee.
“I was shot so full of adrenaline and energy, I had to pull off, because I was afraid that I would wreck, so I pulled over quick as I could to listen to that whole song,”
The country music legend revealed that she couldn’t believe what Houston made covering her little song because she turned into the most beautiful major ballad of her career.
Parton composed the lyrics in 1973, as a goodbye letter to her mentor country music star Porter Wagoner. The duo used to perform together on “The Porter Wagoner Show” in the ‘60s, but Parton decided to go solo and the rest is history!