• > Home
  • > News
  • > Dolly Parton Enjoyed Earnings Boost After Whitney Houston Died
  • Dolly Parton Enjoyed Earnings Boost After Whitney Houston Died

    Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:26:33

    Dolly Parton Enjoyed Earnings Boost After Whitney Houston Died - Whit covered "I Will Always Love You"

    Dolly Parton Photos

    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 18: Dolly Parton attends Stella Parton's Red Tent Women's Conference 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown on April 18, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 18: Dolly Parton attends Stella Parton's Red Tent Women's Conference 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown on April 18, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 18: Stella Parton and Dolly Parton attend Stella Parton's Red Tent Women's Conference 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown on April 18, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    more dolly parton photos »

    Dolly Parton Videos

    • Dolly Parton - Together You and I
    • Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke

    more dolly parton videos »

    Dolly Parton received a boost in royalties for her song "I Will Always Love You" after Whitney Houston's death. Whit famously covered the song, so all songwriting royalties went to Parton due to increased plays and exposure.

    Parton said she was "shattered" by Houston's death in February of this year, and now she has revealed she made a boatload of cash in the aftermath.

    Parton said, "I've had a tremendous boost in finances since Whitney passed on because there have been lots of new 'Best Of' albums and different people recording the song. It really did boost sales. I am so thankful to God for that and to Whitney who did such a good job with it. She made the song go worldwide when it was first released. It’s a song which keeps me in wigs, hair and make-up."

    Which version of "I Will Always Love You" do you prefer - Dolly's original or Whit's remake?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    10.24.12



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Dolly Parton

    Tags: Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston

    Featured News

    Featured Links