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Dolly Parton invested royalties from Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ cover in Black community

Dolly Parton has revealed how she used the royalties from Whitney Houston‘s cover of ‘I Will Always Love You’ to invest in a historically Black neighbourhood in Nashville.Parton, who is thought to have earned millions of dollars in royalties from the 1973 song, saw her fortune grow after gaining a songwriting credit for Houston’s iconic 1992 cover – which featured on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard.Speaking on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Parton explained how she used the money to invest in the community.“I bought my big office complex down in Nashville, and so I thought, ‘Well, this is a wonderful place to be,’” Parton said.The neighbourhood, named Sevier Park, is home to predominantly Black families and businesses.“It was a
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Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. It is the 24th most-populous city in the United States. Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, the city was founded in 1779. The city grew quickly due to its strategic location as a port on the Cumberland River and, in the 19th century, a railroad center. Nashville seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War; in 1862 it was the first state capital in the Confederacy to fall to Union troops. After the war, the city reclaimed its position and developed a manufacturing base.