'i will always love you': whitney houston, dolly parton + a timeless song

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Parton is known for having written and recorded the tuy vậy in the 1970s, but it found massive popularity in 1992 when Whitney Houston covered the tune for her film "The Bodyguard."

Her version of "I Will Always Love You" became one of Houston’s biggest hits & undoubtedly earned Parton a pretty penny in royalties.


During a recent episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Parton was asked what she did with all the money she earned from the song, revealing she used them to lớn purchase an office in a predominantly đen community.

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"It was mostly just đen families và people that lived around there," she recalled. "It was a whole strip mall. Và I thought, "This is the perfect place for me to be, considering it was Whitney."

She continued: I just thought, "This was great. I"m going to be down here with her people, who are my people as well." and so I just love the fact that I spent that money on a complex. & I think, "This is the house that Whitney built.""


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Parton also said that she was never asked to lớn sing a duet version of the tuy nhiên with the pop legend but wishes such a collaboration had happened.


"I was never asked khổng lồ perform that with Whitney," she shared. "I wish that could’ve happened, I would have loved that, but I don’t think I could’ve come up khổng lồ snuff with her, though."



Whitney Houston reportedly earned Dolly Parton $10 million in royalty fees with her cover of "I WIll ALways Love You." (Getty Images)


The "9 lớn 5" star joked: "She’d have out-sung me on that one for sure."

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Parton famously wrote the song as a farewell to lớn her longtime business partner Porter Wagoner.


According to Forbes, Parton earned $10 million in royalties for "I Will Always Love You," which continues lớn make money for her today.

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