Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton decided team up together to perform a duet of Parton’s song “I Will Always Love You.”
Both of the ladies are so lovely, you simply have to take a few minutes to check it out!
The performance was part of the All-Star Holiday Special which was advertised as one part comedy, one part entertainment, one part concert series, all filmed in front of a live studio audience.
Underwood was invited on to sing a mix of favorites and other classics alongside several other celebrities.
In addition to Parton, singers like David Cook, Kristen Chenoweth, and Christina Applegate also joined Underwood for the special. However, the one song that everyone couldn’t stop talking about afterward was Underwood and Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”.
Seeing the two of them both singing together on the same track was pretty much a dream come true for country fans.
After all, if Parton is known as “the queen of country”, we can safely say that Underwood is the princess. No one performs quite like these two amazing ladies.
Parton took the vocal lead on the duet. The two started out by alternating back and forth during the verses of the song, however, they both joined together every time the chorus came around resulting in an amazing blend of old and new.
Both of the singers have such beautiful voices and complement each other perfectly.
Their song choice was pretty great too.
While many people think “I Will Always Love You” is a Whitney Houston song, the original credit actually goes to Parton who first wrote it over 40 years ago back in 1973 following the separation of her and former mentor Porter Wagoner. The song was intended as a sort of farewell piece to their partnership.
We imagine it was a huge honor for Underwood to finally get to perform alongside Parton as well. Underwood described herself to ET as one of Parton’s biggest fans.
“There were a lot of artists — a lot of women, especially — that, what can I say, I just fell in love with [growing up], but there was one in particular … I don’t know, there’s just something about her. Her name is Dolly Parton,” said Underwood.
Parton was always one of Underwood’s favorite singers growing up.
She often found herself completely in love with the country star’s contagious positivity.
“Over the years, I’ve come to realize that she just has that thing that all of us women in country want to have,” Underwood said.
“She has that career, she has just that personality. She does everything so well. She is an incredible storyteller, and songwriter and performer and vocalist. Everybody in the world knows Dolly Parton.”
Dolly Parton is one of the most celebrated country singers of all time, and it’s so cool that both her and Underwood were finally able to come together to perform a duet together. Their rendition of “I Will Always Love You” is something we will never forget. Once you see the video for yourself, you will understand why.
Watch the full video of Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood performing “I Will Always Love You” below.
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