Original Artist: Dolly Parton About the Song: Dolly Parton wrote and recorded the original song I Will Always Love You in 1973. This heartfelt country track paid tribute to Parton’s mentor and business partner, Porter Wagoner, when she decided to pursue a solo career.
Original Artist: Bob Dylan About the Song: Bob Dylan wrote All Along the Watchtower while recovering from a motorcycle accident in 1967. He delivered the Biblically inspired lyrics in his trademark folk-rock style. The song tells the tale of a joker and a thief, both discontent with their stations in life.
Original Artist: Nine Inch Nails About the Song: Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor wrote Hurt in 1994. The song was moderately successful and was nominated for a Grammy. However, Johnny Cash’s version is undeniably one of the most moving cover songs of all time.