Dolly Parton's Reaction to Whitney Houston Singing 'I Will Always Love You'

Dolly Parton's Reaction to Whitney Houston Singing 'I Will Always Love You'

You have to see this video of Dolly Parton sharing with Kelly Clarkson her reaction of when she first heard Whitney Houston sing her song ‘I Will Always Love You.’

“If I should stay, well I would only be in your way
And so I'll go, and yet I know, I'll think of you each step of the way
And I will always love you, I will always love you”

Dolly Parton released this iconic song in 1974, and the hit was part of her Jolene album. And then in 1992, Whitney Houston recorded a new arrangement of ‘I Will Always Love You’ for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, her film debut.

Recently on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Dolly shared with Kelly the story of how she heard Whitney singing her song. While they were making the movie The Bodyguard, Dolly was asked if they could use her song for the soundtrack of the film and she gave them permission. But the first time she heard the new version of the song took her by surprise!

“Do you remember the first time you heard Whitney’s version?” Kelly asks Dolly. “I was driving my car,” Dolly shares. “I was just driving along, and I had the radio on.”

“That’s the first time?!” Kelly asks. “That was the first time!” Dolly responds. “They hadn’t sent it to me, I heard it on the radio! And so when it went into ‘And I...’ – I just freaked out. I had to pull over to the side, because I honestly thought I was going to wreck! It was the most overwhelming feeling.”

After sharing her story, Dolly and Kelly perform a little duet of the song ‘I Will Always Love You’ on the show. These two women are so talented and seeing them both sing together was just wonderful!

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