No disrespect to Whitney Houston…she was an outstanding singer and may she rest in peace. Her cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” is passionate and her vocals are exceptional. HOWEVER, it does not hold a candle to the original. There is a lot of beauty in Dolly’s original version, and the first time I heard it, I cried.
I admit that I used to be a bit of a snob about country music. As a teen, it was something I just didn’t want to consider. Dolly Parton singlehandedly changed that. I guess you could say her music opened a door that will never, ever close.
And wow….she had some big hair!