This song gave an early indication of Parton's unique talents; how she could be both a paragon of traditional values and a champion of women's rights. She had a staunch supporter in Porter Wagoner, who brought her in to co-host his TV show in 1967. Parton stayed on the show for seven years, finally heading out on her own in 1974. Her song "I Will Always Love You
" was written for Wagoner as a sweet goodbye.