Dolly Parton Enjoyed Earnings Boost After Whitney Houston Died
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:26:33
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?