Whitney Houston And Dolly Parton's Alleged Feud Over 'I Will Always Love You' Was Legendary, But The Women Later Reconnected
November 7, 2019
The song I Will Always Love You is a true classic. Today, it is still seen as a powerful goodbye song and most people attribute it to the late musical genius Whitney Houston. But she wasn't the original creator.
Dolly Parton wrote this incredible song in 1973 and it was released a year later. And interestingly, it's not a love song like people have come to assume. When the country singer wrote it, it was as a farewell to her mentor, producer and duet partner Porter Wagoner. The pair never had a romantic relationship.
Porter didn't want Dolly to go solo but, as Dolly later told CMT, this song was her way of saying that just because she was venturing out on her own didn't mean she didn't care for him.