One of the greatest stories about Dolly Parton is when Elvis Presley didn’t sing a song of her after all. It was 1974, one of the typical anecdotes in which the phone rings one day and everyone thinks it was a joke. Dolly Parton was a star herself at the time, at least in the American country music district, but it was still amazing. Elvis wanted to record one of their pieces, said manager Colonel Tom Parker into the shell. Parton, then 28, a singer and songwriter from Tennessee, was freaking out with happiness.