Country music legend Dolly Parton is renown for many things – including crafting the original version of a number of notable classics. Case in point ‘I Will Always Love You,’ which was blast into the stratosphere by Whitney Houston.
And while some acts are rattled by others having greater success with songs they originated, Parton isn’t.
For, as principle writer on most of her musical output, she’s mentioned many times that she’s actually in favor of being covered.
So much so that she’s actively eyeing a major name to sample her song ‘Jolene’ and she has Beyonce in her sights.
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Speaking with The Big Issue, Parton proposes a Queen Bey take on the enduring hit. She said:
“‘Jolene’ has been recorded more than any other song that I have ever written.
It has been recorded worldwide over 400 times in lots of different languages, by lots of different bands. The White Stripes did a wonderful job of it, and many other people. But nobody’s ever had a really big hit record on it. I’ve always hoped somebody might do someday, someone like Beyoncé.”
With Bey having infused Country sounds into her music before, we’d love to see her do so again – even if only for one track. Especially given how much of a slay ‘Daddy Lessons’ is.
Indeed, we continue to have the original and Dixie Chicks remix on replay!