Dolly Parton "I Will Always Love You" live 1979

By DAVID WRANGLER

Dolly Parton

On June 13th of 1973, Dolly Parton records one of her biggest hits, "I Will Always Love You," in Nashville, TN. It was written as a farewell to her one time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner as they parted ways professionally. The track was released as a single in 1974, reached #1 on the country Billboard charts and hit again in 1982 on the soundtrack for "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."