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Dolly Parton Moved to Tears by Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute

Dolly Parton Moved to Tears by Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute

Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Whitney Houston at Sunday’s Grammy Awards singing Houston’s mega-hit “I Will Always Love You,” a performance that moved the song’s writer Dolly Parton to tears. Originally a country tune that Parton had sung for years “I Will Always Love You,” off of 1992’s The Bodyguard soundtrack, became the biggest hit of Houston’s career. Houston died suddenly in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Whitney Houston at Sunday’s Grammy Awards singing Houston’s mega-hit “I Will Always Love You,” a performance that moved the song’s writer Dolly Parton to tears, according to The Advocate.

Originally a country tune that Parton had sung for years “I Will Always Love You,” off of 1992’s The Bodyguard soundtrack, became the biggest hit of Houston’s career. Houston died suddenly in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Here’s Parton’s statement regarding Hudson’s tribute and Houston’s death:

“I was brought to tears again last night, as I’m sure many were, when Jennifer Hudson sang ‘I Will Always Love You’ on the Grammys in memory of Whitney. Like everybody else, I am still in shock. But I know that Whitney will live forever in all the great music that she left behind. I will always have a very special piece of her in the song we shared together and had the good fortune to share with the world. Rest in peace, Whitney. Again, we will always love you.” 

Here’s Hudson’s Grammy Awards performance: 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>