In 1973, Dolly Parton sat down and wrote what would eventually become one of her signature songs. Now one of the most beloved songs of all time, "I Will Always Love You" has been captivating audiences for over 40 years.
Parton released her original recording of the song in 1974, and it was a huge hit at the time. Almost 20 years later, an R&B singer brought Parton's song back into the spotlight, and it is her rendition of the song that introduced a whole new generation to Parton's music. The artist's name? Whitney Houston.
Many who grew up listening to Houston's version of the song are surprised to learn that not only was Parton the first one to record it, but the songwriter as well. While this isn't news to country fans, there are a few other little-known facts about Parton's iconic song you may be less familiar with!