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    Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:26:33

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

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    • Dolly Parton - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Dolly Parton performs on the main Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Gates opened on Wednesday at the Somerset dairy farm that plays host to one of the largest music festivals in the world. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people
    • Dolly Parton - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Dolly Parton performs on the Pyramid stage during day three of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 29, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.
    • Dolly Parton - GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Dolly Parton performs on the Pyramid stage during day three of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 29, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

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    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



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