Dolly Parton on the "Overwhelming" Feeling of Hearing Other People Sing Her Songs

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Playing Dolly Parton on the "Overwhelming" Feeling of Hearing Other People Sing Her Songs

Dolly Parton on the "Overwhelming" Feeling of Hearing Other People Sing Her Songs

Dolly Parton's music is, of course, iconic, which is why it's no surprise it's covered so frequently.

(And famously! Who could possibly forget Whitney Houston's cover of the Dolly classic "I Will Always Love You"?)

So how does it make the newly-minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer feel, hearing other people — including her legions of fans — sing her songs?

"[It] is one of the more overwhelming feelings that I've experienced in my whole career," says Dolly. "To be out on stage and have the whole audience singing on a song like '9 to 5' [or] 'I Will Always Love You,' it is a thrill that you would have to be able to experience… for real to know what it feels like."

The country crooner adds, "It's like everything just bubbles up inside you and these warm feelings come all over you, to know that you have written something that has touched that many lives."

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