Does the song “I Will Always Love You” make you think of Whitney Houston whenever you listen it? The reason for this is probably due to the fact that when she covered the song, it became a huge hit. You may not be aware that Dolly Parton was the one who wrote the song and made it a number one hit eight years before Whitney Houston did.
Most people would be upset that someone else made their ‘baby’ more popular, but Dolly Parton is not one of them. (We’re sure the royalties don’t hurt either!) On the other hand, there is a reason why Dolly Parton is regarded as one of the most beloved celebrities in the world.
Dolly Parton was presented with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Country Music Awards. This award recognizes an artist who is considered to be at the top of their career and has played a significant role in charitable and philanthropic endeavors.
Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, and Reba McEntire all take the stage to pay tribute to Dolly and singing songs using lyrics that Dolly has written herself.
Commenters can’t get enough of the voices of those watching at home live or later online. One woman comments, “What an incredibly talented group of women! Outstanding work!”
Dolly Parton, the pioneer in the industry, is certainly one of a kind. To provide an accurate account of all of her accomplishments and the honors she has received, it would need the whole of this post. Dolly began her career as a singer in 1957, when she was not even old enough to be considered a teenager.
Dolly has achieved success in several other areas in addition to singing. Dolly Parton is certainly the whole package, with everything from performing to creating her own popular theme park called Dollywood to helping hundreds of millions of people through her compassion and kindness. Dollywood is only one of her many successes.
Dolly, despite being someone who is on top of the world, has never stopped being modest and giving, which is why this tribute to her is timeless.
It would be simple for one person to steal the show and outshine the rest if there were so many outstanding individuals performing at the same time; but, this is not the case here. All five of these women work well together. As someone else said, “Nobody is “the best.” They all have different styles and stage presences, and they all sang it beautifully. On that stage, there is to be no outshining.”
It is heartwarming to see and listen to so many brilliant women pay tribute to a pioneering artist who opened the path for future women to pursue careers in the music industry.
“I Will Always Love You” seems to be the best choice out of all the Dolly Parton songs they could have sung.
Watch the video below to listen to these beautiful women sing Dolly’s song. And please remember to SHARE this amazing performance with your friends and family on Facebook.