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The country queen is an inspiration.

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Houston covered Dolly’s song “I Will Always Love You” in 1992 and it's topped charts twice since then. Dolly invested the royalties in a Black neighborhood in Nashville.

Whitney Houston

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With her powerful throaty voice, Cyrus first did an unforgettable cover of her godmother’s song “Jolene” in a 2012 “Backyard Sessions” YouTube video.

Miley Cyrus

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As the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time, Dolly Parton has influenced music beyond her own genre.

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Ronstadt covered “I Will Always Love You” in 1975, one year after Dolly released it. She is also known for collaborating with Dolly and Emmylou Harris for the 1987 album Trio.

Linda Ronstadt

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“Jolene” is one of Dolly’s most covered songs and McEntire didn’t miss it. The “I’m a Survivor” singer included it on her 1989 album Reba Live.

Reba McEntire

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Tina Turner

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The rock duo covered “Jolene” as a live single in 2004. In an interview with The Guardian, Dolly called their version “one of the greatest.”

The White Stripes

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At the 2016 All for the Hall benefit concert, the “My Church” singer performed an essential Dolly song: “9 to 5.”

Maren Morris

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While Dolly transcends genres, The Allen Brothers kept it country when they covered “When Someone Wants to Leave” from the Jolene album.

The Allen Brothers

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Yes, Rupaul of Rupaul’s Drag Race covered one of Dolly’s Christmas songs, “With Bells On,” for his 1994 holiday album Ho, Ho, Ho.

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how dolly parton invested royalties from "i will always love you"

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