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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 - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush is joined by Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush is joined by Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush prepairs to join Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Photo Bomber Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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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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