This is one of the very first songs I heard after my brother committed suicide. At the time, it felt like he sent it specifically to me. It still makes me cry to hear it 26 yrs later. Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You - YouTube
Not only a country music and crossover success, Dolly Parton is a generous spirit. Her most notable philanthropy, her literacy program, "Dolly Parton's Imagination Library," mails one book per month to each enrolled child from the time of their birth until they enter kindergarten. It has now been replicated in 566 counties across 36 U.S. states (as well as in Canada). In December 2007 it expanded to Europe. The program distributes more than 2.5 million free books to children annually.
In honor of the 50th CMA Awards in November, country singers ranging from Country Music Hall of Famers Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire to reigning New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge joined a chorus of 27 of their contemporaries to record