Lauren Novak Alongside "Jolene" and "Coat of Many Colors," it's one of Parton's early masterpieces. I sent it. Photo: Dirck Halstead/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images; Don Arnold/WireImage. ", In addition to Houston, the “Jolene” singer has also noted that she owes a great debt to both Costner and Foster as well: "I really feel like that song belongs to all of us… I thought God was looking out for me, that it was meant to be, because how lucky was I that that got to be such a huge song. 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The singers' 14-year marriage withstood hard-partying, allegations of physical abuse and infidelity. ","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/Entertainment","id":"66958450","title":"Dolly Parton on why she wrote ‘I Will Always Love You’: Part 2","url":"/Entertainment/video/dolly-parton-wrote-love-part-66958450"}. “They had another song that was going to go in that place, and someone had recorded the song they were going to use. Davis' manager, Jim Morey, confirmed the musician's death in a statement on Tuesday. This Clip Is From The Movie Best Little Whore House In Texas. The country music icon became a household name when she appeared as the female sidekick on “The Porter Wagoner Show.” She discussed her decision to leave the show and strike out on her own. I thought, ‘Well, why don’t you do what you do best? Reports say that Dolly even sang it to Porter on the day that he died. After that, Dolly revealed that he said, “Well, hell! Of course, Dolly did become a huge success after leaving his show. Davis collaborated with Parton on "White Limozeen," the title track from her 1989 album. This Is Video Was Orginally In 360P I Upgraded To 480P Resolution. "[It] just shattered me to hear that song played under those conditions," Parton revealed in an interview shortly after Houston's tragic death. What started off as romantic turned into a decades-long friendship between the singer and her closest companion. Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}. "I said, 'This is a very important song in this movie.' 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The two also co-wrote another song on the same project called "Wait 'Til I Get You Home.". Dolly's Second Version of "I Will Always Love You" In 1982, "I Will Always Love You" was re-recorded for the soundtrack of the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Parton played brothel owner Mona Stangley. While many believe the lyrics are about a break-up, Dolly has revealed that the song was written after leaving a professional situation. I said, 'We’re also going to do this a cappella at the beginning. by {"duration":"7:40","description":"The country music icon became a household name when she appeared as the female sidekick on “The Porter Wagoner Show.” She discussed her decision to leave the show and strike out on her own. The country singer almost "wrecked the car" when she heard the vocal powerhouse's 1992 version of "I Will Always Love You" — a song that Parton penned in 1973. After Houston died from accidental drowning in a hotel on February 11, 2012, in Los Angeles at age 48, "I Will Always Love You" played at her funeral. Houston's version is so boomingly bombastic and glutinous with self-approbation that the tenderness of Dolly Parton's song is lost in the mire. "Whitney is the one who took it worldwide and really made it a household word — or song, I should say — so I'll always be thankful to her for that. And so they asked me about the song. She was on the show for five years but started to want to break away and work on her own projects. The beautiful Dolly Parton once shared, “There was a lot of grief and heartache there, and he just wasn’t listening to my reasoning for my going. Rest in peace, my friend. "Many hearts are broken today, including my own, with the death of one of my dearest friends, Mac Davis," she wrote alongside a photo of the two together. Dolly Parton is opening up about the first time she heard Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You". "We lost one of the world’s greatest writers, singers, and entertainers. The Dollywood Foundation provides scholarships to high school seniors in Sevier County, Tennessee, where the country star grew up. Parton made her film debut in the workplace comedy after costar Jane Fonda told the country singer she could write the movie's theme song. ", The musician rose to prominence as a country singer-songwriter in the '60s and '70s. Country Music Classics, Vol. 8: Country Romance, History of Country Music: Classic Country Love Songs, Chicken Soup For The Country Soul: Country Songs That Open The Heart, Uplift & Inspire, The Bridal Collection: And Now Presenting, Legends of Country: Classic Hits from the '50s, '60s & '70s, Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century, The Only Classic Country Collection You'll Ever Need, Country's Got Heart: I Still Believe in You, Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns [Original Soundtrack]. She sang it for him and she said he started crying. In contrast, Parton's 1974 original is one of her simplest '70s productions, with the traditional countrypolitan orchestrations held to the barest minimum and her lovely, expressive vocal front and center over a simple piano and electric guitar setting. Country icon Dolly Parton was behind the wheel of her car in 1992 when she heard an unmistakable a capella vibrato on the radio — though it took a moment for the tune to register. I didn’t hear anything more.”, That was partly because, as Costner, who both produced and played Houston's love interest in the film, has said, executives at Houston's label, Arista Records, took some convincing. Dolly Parton surprised fans at the July 2019 Newport Folk Festival, where she sang her megahit ‘Jolene’ alongside Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Marren Morris and Amanda Shires. The comedienne and royal may appear to be unlikely pals, but the two shared a close relationship that endured until Rivers' death in 2014. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking news? Dolly Parton turned to social media on Wednesday (September 30) to pay tribute to her late friend, Mac Davis, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 78. Dolly Parton is opening up about the first time she heard Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You”. "He was surrounded by the love of his life and wife of 38 years, Lise, and his sons Scott, Noah and Cody. "I didn’t care. Music, radio and podcasts, all free. We lost one of the world’s greatest writers, singers, and entertainers (1/2) pic.twitter.com/MUt66wtwEn. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? I Will Always Love You" was issued on March 18, 1974, as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene (1974). For more than 50 years, the country superstar has been married to a man who prefers to remain of the spotlight. I didn’t care if it was ever on the radio," Costner recalled in 2008.