Dolly Parton recently spoke with BBC Radio and revealed how she got involved in Priscilla Presley’s infamous divorce from Elvis Presley in 1973.
The country icon was discussing her hit classic, ‘I Will Always Love You,’ when, she shared how Priscilla recently told her of the track’s involvement in the couple’s divorce, saying:
“Elvis loved the song. In fact, I talked to talked to Priscilla not very long ago. She said to me, ‘You know, Elvis sang that song to me when we walked down the courthouse steps when we got divorced. He was singing to me, ‘I Will Always Love You.'”
It was reported that Elvis had wished to buy the song from Dolly in the 70s and record it himself, but the country singer was reluctant to give up half of her publishing rights and claims to Elvis’ management.
However, although the Presley and Parton collaboration never happened the way the late rocker wanted, Dolly will be paying homage to Elvis in her upcoming album, ‘Rockstar,’ with a track called, ‘I Dreamed About Elvis.’
Her forthcoming record, which will be set for release on November 17, is a tribute to her Rock Hall induction and features names such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Peter Frampton, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, and Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty.