Dolly Parton’s mega hit “I will always love you”, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in June 1974, was surprisingly written about Porter Wagoner, explaining why she wanted to leave his show and hit alone.
“I thought,” How am I going to make him understand how much I appreciate everything except that I have to go? Parton said. Tennessean. “… So I sat down and wrote this song.” Parton later played the tune for Wagoner, who cried and said, “Well, damn it! If you feel so strong, just keep going.” However, he had one condition: that she allowed him to produce the song. “He’s got it done and the rest is history, ‘said Parton CMT messages.
Parton’s path to becoming a superstar was anything but obvious. Despite her delicate figure, this singer-songwriter manages to drive a stage. The above photo of Parton standing alone with an acoustic guitar, a more conservative haircut and a stylish yet relatively understated top (compared to the sparkling stage costumes she later became known for) makes it easy to see how all eyes would be on them be remedied. When she pioneered her solo path, Parton was mentioned on ABC for her own variety show Dolly! 1976. Although it only aired for one season, it wouldn’t be Parton’s last outing on television.