Kelly Clarkson & Dolly Parton Release New Version of “9 to 5” from The Still Working 9 to 5 Documentary
American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson and American country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton have released a new version of “9 to 5”.
The original version of “9 to 5” was released by Dolly Parton for the comedy film of the same name in 1980.
The new version was used in the documentary “Still Working 9 to 5”, which explores why workplace inequality 40 years later was never a laughing matter since the 1980 release of the classic seminal comedy “9 to 5”.
“Still Working 9 to 5” premiered back in March at South by Southwest. Directed by Camille Hardman and Gary Lane, starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
The reimagining of the song was produced by Shane McAnally, Sasha Alex Sloan, and King Henry.
“Nobody sings like Kelly Clarkson,” Dolly Parton said of Kelly Clarkson. “She makes any song come alive. I love her voice on '9 To 5' and I am so proud I got to sing with her on it. I'm equally as proud of the wonderful arrangement and production by Shane McAnally.”
Kelly Clarkson said, “I am so honored that Dolly asked me to reimagine this iconic song, '9 to 5,' with her!. She is so talented, an inspiration to all women, and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! I hope y'all like what we did, but even if you don't, remember I got to sing a duet with the magical Dolly Parton and now have bragging rights til the end of time!”
Dolly Parton said, “Who knew that 42 years later, I'd still be working 9 to 5. I believed then, and I believe now, that every person deserves to be paid fairly for their work… no matter what they are. I think this documentary shows that the struggle continues and that we all need to do our part to help make things better for everybody.”
Kelly Clarkson announced her new album would be released in 2023. Kelly Clarkson told Variety, “This is an important album. I'm working on this in therapy: I have a hard time vocalizing what I'm feeling sometimes, so music is helpful for me. It's just been really healing. I recorded the record quite some time ago.”
She shared on social media, “20 years ago today I won American Idol and it forever changed the course of my life. That moment was the door that opened up so much access and opportunity, and creative partnerships that I will be grateful for all of my days. The family and friendships I have created over these 20 years in music and tv are priceless to me. We only get so many trips around the sun and while I am proud and feel abundantly blessed of the successes and failures that I have learned from, I am most proud and grateful for those friends that have become family, and for their arms that have held me when I needed it and their hearts that listened to me when I felt lost. Without them I would not be where I am. I would probably not be here at all.”
- source : Apple Music