Dolly Parton recently revealed the greatest “regret” from her music career: performing one of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits with her.
Parton told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live! that she wishes she had sung “I Will Always Love You” with Houston before she died. The country legend guested on the show on July 29.
“I would’ve loved that, but I don’t think I could come up to snuff with her though,” Parton said. “She would’ve out-sung me on that one for sure.”
Parton wrote and originally recorded the song in 1973. In June of the following year, the song topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Parton re-recorded the song or the soundtrack to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. That version of the track claimed the same chart position as the original in October 1982.
And then, 10 years later, Houston’s soul-ballad recording of the “I Will Always Love You” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks. That amount of time marked a record at the time.
Dolly Parton Headed To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Dolly Parton is among the 14 acts who will be inducted into the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year.
The country music icon initially requested to withdraw her nomination into the Hall of Fame, saying she didn’t feel “worthy” of the honor.
She wrote on Twitter: “Dolly here! Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
Despite her initial request, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame decided that Dolly would remain on the ballot, and Parton soon came to accept the honor.
This year’s induction ceremony will take place on Nov. 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.