Dolly Parton Shares Particular Connection to Elvis

Dolly Parton’s hit tune I Will All the time Love You is sort of 50 years previous, however the nation icon nonetheless has some surprises about one in every of her most well-known tunes.

In an interview with BBC Radio, Dolly opened up in regards to the tune and its connection to Elvis Presley. Dolly shared that Elvis wished to report the tune himself, however that she turned down the supply. On the time, Elvis’s supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker, advised her that they would wish to personal a minimum of half of the publishing rights to the tune, and Dolly was “heartbroken” however defined it was the “most necessary copyright in her complete publishing firm.”

However, the “Do not Be Merciless” singer had a robust connection to Dolly’s tune. She advised BBC Radio, “Elvis beloved the tune. In reality, I talked to Priscilla not very way back. She mentioned to me, ‘You already know, Elvis sang that tune to me after we walked down the courthouse steps after we received divorced. He was singing to me I Will All the time Love You.'” You possibly can see the clip right here.


Now, 46 years after Elvis’s demise, Dolly is paying tribute to him and this second in musical historical past with a tune on her album Rockstar. The album, as a result of be launched on November 17, features a beforehand unreleased monitor known as I Dreamed About Elvis. Dolly defined that she wrote the tune, which options Ronnie McDowell and the Jordanaires, 20 years in the past. She has carried out it reside however it has by no means been launched. The tune options Ronnie (who, Dolly says “sounds similar to” Elvis) and Dolly lastly singing the heralded tune collectively.

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Elvis Presley and Priscilla go away the courthouse following their divorce listening to on October 9, 1973 in Santa Monica, California.

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Rockstar additionally contains collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Stevie Nicks, Pink, Brandy Carlisle, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and extra. After greater than six a long time within the music business, Dolly nonetheless has some surprises up her sequined sleeves.