Dolly Parton’s Husband Hated Her First ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cover

Dolly Parton will soon release her first rock album. The album features many iconic guest stars who will assist Dolly with covers of classic rock songs, including “Stairway to Heaven”. Dolly Parton has recorded a cover of “Stairway to Heaven” in the past, but her decision to do another might have to do with her husband’s reaction to her initial version.

Dolly Parton’s husband had harsh words for her cover of ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Dolly Parton attends the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards in Frisco, Texas
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In 2002, Dolly Parton released her version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” on her album Halos and horns. Its cover was a radical departure from the original, converting to a bluegrass soul song instead of the hardcore rock ballad that it is. Her husband, Carl Dean, is an avid rock n’ roll fan, so his opinion was important to Dolly.

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