Dolly Parton has been making a lot of money since the death of Whitney Houston last Saturday. The country singer wrote and owns the rights to Whitney Houston’s most famous song: “I Will Always Love You.” Since Houston’s death the record has quickly made its way back to the top of the charts all over the world. The Daily Mail reports that Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, will not receive as big of an inheritance as some may think. This is because Whitney Houston did not write any of her greatest hits.
As the world mourns Whitney Houston, her music has set the charts alight again.And the record companies along with the writers of her songs are set to profit from her tragic death last Saturday – among them country singer Dolly Parton.
The iconic country singer wrote I Will Always Love You back in 1973, before Houston recorded it for The Bodyguard nearly two decades later.
As Dolly, 66, owns the song, she stands to earn a significant amount of money as the No1 hit is expected to top the iTunes singles chart.
During an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper last month, the Steel Magnolias actress revealed: ‘When Whitney did it, I got all the money for the publishing and for the writing, and I bought a lot of cheap wigs.’
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