Dolly Parton said about Elvis Presley, “There was nobody I ever related to more than King.”
Dolly Parton, an ELVIS PRESLEY contemporary, believes she and The King were related, despite the fact that they never met.
Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley were musical contemporaries, but they never met. Despite this, a year after his death in 1977, she expressed her conviction that they had a lot of interests. “I always felt like we were kin,” Dolly remarked. “Every time he came in town, even if I was home, I just wouldn’t go, something always prevented me from going.” Dolly told Playboy in 1978: “Every time he came in town, even if I was home, I simply wouldn’t go, something always kept me from going.”
“There were other people I liked to hear sing better, but there was nobody I ever related to more,” the country singer said of The King’s easygoing personality.
“I always felt that he was totally in awe of his own success and he didn’t quite understand why he had been so chosen and why he was such an idol,” Dolly said.
“Because I know he was raised in the Assembly of God with his mother. It was a true shouting, free-spirited church.
“I watched and listened to how he reacted to Gospel music and how he loved it the most of all, and how he almost seemed to feel he had a callin’ to do something different and maybe more spiritual than what he was actually doing, but you know, he never got a chance to try,” Dolly said.
Elvis never sang the song because the young Country singer wrote it and wanted the money to support her in her later years.
Dolly ended herself crying all night as a result, but it all worked out in the end because Whitney Houston’s 1992 cover for The Bodyguard made her a fortune.
Nonetheless, the 75-year-old wishes she could have cleared things up with Elvis before his death, and she had a dream in which they did so.
Dolly shifted her weight. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”