Dolly Parton’s Netflix series, “Heartstrings,” is eight stories “celebrating family, faith, love and forgiveness,” inspired by her songs.
And if you needed a reason — other than the icon herself — to watch, Parton said recently that if the series continues, she’ll write an episode about her megahit “I Will Always Love You.”
On an episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Parton talked about the history of some of her songs, including “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” which she says she might have written on the same day.
Another tidbit she revealed was that Elvis Presley wanted to record “I Will Always Love You.” Parton turned him down, however, because Presley’s manager, “Colonel Tom” Parker, insisted she sign over half the publishing rights.
“After Whitney (Houston) recorded it,” Parton said, “I realize that was the best choice I ever made.”
Parton fans who want to see the song come to life should be sure to watch the “Heartstrings” series so it does well.
Watch Parton discuss “I Will Always Love You” with Meyers:
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