Dolly Parton talking about the first time she heard Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” will make you say “same.”
Entertainment Weekly recently obtained a first-look at Parton’s appearance on Reese Witherspoon’s new interview series, Shine on with Reese, which celebrates stories of extraordinary women—like Parton.
In the episode, the “Jolene” singer discusses Houston’s impact on the music industry and reveals that she “arrived as a writer” when she first heard “I Will Always Love You” on the radio.
She says, “She took [the song] to so many levels. To think that my little song—my little heartfelt, heartbreaking song—could be that big, I felt that I had arrived as a writer.”