Talking in a brand new interview, the nation music legend mentioned the various occasions the 1973 tune has been lined by different artists, however added that she’s nonetheless hopeful a serious artist will report their very own take and luxuriate in a “actually large hit” with it.
“‘Jolene’ has been recorded greater than some other tune that I’ve ever written,” Parton informed The Big Issue. “It has been recorded worldwide over 400 occasions in numerous completely different languages by numerous completely different bands.
“The White Stripes did a beautiful job of it, and lots of different individuals. However no person’s ever had a extremely large hit report on it.”
Mentioning the previous Destiny’s Child singer, Parton mentioned: “I’ve all the time hoped someone may do sometime, somebody like Beyonce.”
Parton additionally talked about Whitney Houston‘s 1992 tackle her 1974 tune ‘I Will All the time Love You’, saying that it was considered one of her proudest moments.
“I had a primary with ‘I Will All the time Love You’ twice, as soon as within the Seventies then I did it within the film ‘The Finest Little Whorehouse in Texas’ and had one other primary within the eighties,” she mentioned. “After which Whitney did it and it was thought of one of many best love songs of all time.
She added: “Nonetheless to today I take numerous satisfaction in that.”
Parton revealed that Elvis wished to report a model of the hit that later grew to become a worldwide smash for Whitney Houston, however she turned him down over the cash.
The nation singer launched her third Christmas album ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’ again in October. The 12-track mission options an all-star solid, together with Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson.