The queens learn it takes courage to know what you know in this engrossing interview with the writer Lynn Melnick.
Dolly Parton's version of “I Will Always Love You” attained commercial success, twice reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart — first in June 1974, and again in October 1982, with her re-recording. Whitney Houston’s 1992 version also went to # 1. Parton recorded it again in 1995 as a duet with Vince Gill, and that version peaked at # 15.
Read Dolly Parton's 1978 interview with Playboy here.
Watch the 1977 Parton interview with Barbara Walters (RIP) here.
Dolly sang “I Will Always Love You” for the very first time live on the Porter Wagoner Show. Watch that performance here.
Dolly had an impromptu duet, singing IWALY with Kelly Clarkson on Kelly's show. Watch the duet here.
The Southern Gospel Hall of Fame is located in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Watch Dolly Parton perform a rousing rendition of “The Seeker” live here.
Watch here as Brandi Carlile tells us about writing to Dolly to ask her about covering her song “The Story,” and suggesting Dolly could “drop the key” on the song.
Listen to Dolly’s cover of “The Story” here
Read Dorianne Laux’s poem “Sunday” from Awake here.