In her own words, Carrie Underwood “couldn’t stop smiling.” When she “started putting together the Storyteller album.” After weighing songs and demos, Underwood decided she really wanted to revisit her own musical influences.
While we all revere Underwood as a powerhouse star, she’s quick to admit that her success is only possible thanks to the enduring influence of one specific country music star: Dolly Parton.
Underwood gushed that Parton has the kind of career that both the women and men in country music want for themselves.
“She’s an amazing songwriter, storyteller, vocalist, entertainer…She does it all!”
Carrie Underwood joked that she was even impressed by Parton having her own amusement park. Indeed, who wouldn’t want their own amusement park?
So Underwood decided to pay respect to her music heroine with a show-stopping song cover of “I Will Always Love You.”
It’s a performance you definitely have to see for yourself, and you’ll find it below. If you’re a fan of talented musicians paying tribute to the legends who came before them, please share this story!