About 30 years ago Elvis Presley asked a pretty blond country singer if he could record a love song she'd penned. The request for I Will Always Love You stirred Dolly Parton's blood. But Colonel Parker wanted half the publishing rights and Parton, a savvy business woman, wasn't ready to give that up and Elvis didn't record the song.
She told the story to set up a new song she's written, "I Dreamed About Elvis", to memorialize the event. The song, which will appear on a CD scheduled for release in early 2005, is a novelty song performed with an impersonator (Ronnie McDowell) who eventually sings her famous ballad by the end of the track. The upcoming album will also feature a remake of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas."
Source: Google / Updated: Oct 24, 2004