How many times do you think you've heard Whitney Houston singing "I Will Always Love You"? If you were listening to the radio between 1992-1994, my guess is about 17,000 times. I remember people calling in to request we NOT play it. The song had taken on a life of it's own. And it was a massive moment in Dolly Parton's career.
Dolly says Kevin Costner asked if they could use her love song in the movie he was making with Whitney Houston called The Bodyguard. She sent it off and forgot about it until one day she was driving down the road and heard Whitney's version for the first time. She said that single moment was the most overwhelming moment of her life. She says THAT's when she knew she'd "made it" as a songwriter.