Dolly Parton Sobbed At Whitney Houston's Funeral
Country music legend, Dolly Parton, has revealed how she "lost it" and absolutely sobbed at Whitney Houston's funeral when the song I Will Always Love You was played. The multi-talented singer-songwriter deeply cherishes the song, especially since she originally wrote the ballad back in 1974.
The track was revived for the 1992 movie The Bodyguard, in which Whitney Houston sang the song, sending it to even greater heights. Houston's version of the single spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Around the world, records charts showed similar success. Within a few hours of Whitney's sudden passing, the song again re-entered the charts - after 20 years. In many countries, the song even returned to within the top ten.
In an interview, Dolly Parton said, "That song will always be precious to me for many reasons. Whitney's passing made it far more emotional that it ever would be otherwise."
Dolly also stated how she and Whitney shared a special connection with that song - after all, they both made huge successes with it. "I will always think of this song as mine and Whitney's song because I had a number one record on it myself, and had a duet with Vince Gill on the song, but it was Whitney who took it worldwide. So I'll always be very proud of that, and grateful."
Whitney Houston, it has since been officially determined, accidentally drowned in the bath tub in a Los Angeles hotel room in February. She was only 48.
Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You"
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