She essentially broke through to large audiences with Porter Wagoner who gave her airtime on his TV program and recorded several duets with her.
Parton wrote one of her most popular songs, “I Will Always Love You,” about Wagoner.
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Willie Nelson has sung duets with just about everybody – including Parton.
Parton teamed up with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris to form a powerhouse trio in 1987.
The two did a duet on the song “Sweet Lovin’ Friends.”
Parton had teamed with Burt Reynolds two years earlier.
In “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” based on the hit stage musical, Parton played a madam and Reynolds played a small-town sheriff.
The pair duetted on “Sneakin’ Around.”