Dolly Parton Joins Kristin Chenoweth For New Rendition Of ‘I Will Always Love You’

Dolly Parton is lending her vocals to the new Kristin Chenoweth album, appearing on Chenoweth’s cover of her iconic song…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 9, 2019


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Dolly Parton is lending her vocals to the new Kristin Chenoweth album, appearing on Chenoweth’s cover of her iconic song “I Will Always Love You.”

The track, originally recorded by Parton in 1973 and re-recorded by Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard, appears on For The Girls, a tribute to the women who influenced Chenoweth’s career. The album finds Chenoweth covering songs by iconic female artists such as Parton, Patsy Cline, Barbra Streisand and Linda Ronstadt.

“These are some of my favorite singers in the world,” Chenoweth told Entertainment Tonight. “‘I Will Always Love You’ is a song I’ve loved since I was a child. I used to think, ‘One day I’m going to sing that song.’ Little did I know that I’d get to sing it with the queen herself.”

For The Girls will be available beginning September 27. Listen to Parton and Chenoweth’s version of “I WIll Always Love You” below.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.