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‘I Will Always Love You’ duet with LuLu Roman

Published January 15, 2013 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Dolly records new version of ‘I Will Always Love You’ as duet with LuLu Roman

LuLu Roman, known throughout the world as one of the most beloved stars of the long-running show “Hee Haw,” teamed up with Dolly for a new version of Dolly’s classic, “I Will Always Love You.”

The new version, which appears on LuLu’s 2013 album, “At Last” brings two friends of over 40 years back together.

LuLu said of the collaboration,

“Well, going into the studio this time was a great time. It really was. Dolly is just this, ‘What you see is what you get!’ Dolly is Dolly. She just lights up the room and lights up the attitudes. She’s just absolutely precious.”

Dolly was thrilled to hear the results,

“I have known and loved LuLu since the days of ‘Hee Haw.’ I have always known she was a great singer; but I did not know how great until she did this album. Hearing her sing my song “I Will Always Love You” gave me the chills. And being able to sing with her on it really got the goose bumps going. I am so proud of her. Hope you enjoy our version of the song.”

The song “I will Always Love You” was written by Dolly in 1973 for her early singing partner Porter Wagoner and originally appeared on her 1974 album “Jolene.”  Possibly the most famous version of the song was recorded by the late Whitney Houston on the soundtrack for the movie “The Bodyguard” released in 1992. Another version of the song is on the soundtrack as well – a musical version by Jon Doe. Linda Ronstadt also did a cover of the song on her 1975 album “Prisoner in Disguise.”

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Dolly’s final appearance on ‘Hee Haw’

Published November 18, 1975 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly sings ‘Love is Like A Butterfly’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’ on ‘Hee Haw’

In 1975,  Dolly appeared on the musical variety television program “Hee Haw” for the last time performing her popular hits “Love is Like A Butterfly” and “I Will Always Love You.”

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Dolly’s Second ‘Hee Haw’ Appearance

Published April 24, 1972 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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During her second ‘Hee Haw’ appearance, Dolly sings ‘Coat of Many Colors’ and ‘The Right Combination,’ a duet with Porter Wagoner

Dolly’s second performance on the hit musical variety show ‘Hee Haw’ came in 1972. She performed her 1971 hit song ‘Coat of Many Colors‘ and joined Porter Wagoner on the duet ‘The Right Combination.’

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Dolly appeared on ‘Hee Haw’

Published August 1, 1970 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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‘My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy’ was Dolly’s first ‘Hee Haw’ performance

From 1970-75, Dolly made guest appearances on the hugely popular musical variety show ‘Hee Haw.’ The show’s winning format cast side-splitting skits alongside musical performances by newcomers and country greats. During her first appearance, which aired in 1970, Dolly performed ‘My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy.’

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‘A Real Live Dolly’

Published July 6, 1970 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly records her first live album, ‘A Real Live Dolly,’ in Sevierville, Tenn. with special guest, Porter Wagoner

In 1970, Dolly released her first live album, ‘A Real Live Dolly’ on the RCA Nashville label. She recorded the album during a concert in the gym of her alma mater, Sevier County High School as part of the first Dolly Days event, a yearly celebration in Dolly’s hometown.

Several songs featured Porter Wagoner, her long-time duet partner and host of “The Porter Wagoner Show.” Porter also arranged the tracks. Comedian Speck Rhodes does a spoken comedy piece on the album. Rhodes was famous for his country comedy stylings on “The Porter Wagoner Show” and “Hee Haw” which also featured Dolly.

The album begins with an introduction by Cas Walker. Walker hosted a television show called “The Farm and Home Hour” that gave Dolly her start at the age of 10.

 

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