Dolly was pretty broken up about an encounter with the King of Rock and Roll..
Recently Dolly Parton tells the story, how Elvis tried to buy her song ‘I Will Always Love You’. She says, “I had got word that Elvis was gonna record the song, so the day of the session they had invited me down (and) Colonel Tom calls me and says, ‘You know, we don’t record any songs that we don’t get half the publishing of.’
“I thought, ‘Oh no, that’s already been a hit and that’s what I’m leaving for my family.'”
Parton turned down Presley and Parker, and The King never got to record the ballad.
She adds, “It broke my heart, I cried for days … I could just picture him singing it.”
Whitney Houston count your blessings!