Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton Sing Joyful Praises in “He’s Everything”

He's everything Queen Latifah & Dolly Parton

In 2012, Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah squared off in the musical comedy-drama film, Joyful Noise – which forced the two divas to form an unlikely partnership in order to save their small-town church gospel choir. The music-filled movie featured a mix of both gospel and pop songs – as well as three new songs by Dolly Parton. This includes “He’s Everything,” which she actually sang with her co-stars.

In addition to Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Karl, and DeQuina Moore performed the song and starred alongside the two music icons. The other two songs Parton wrote for the film are “Not Enough” and “From Here To The Moon and Back.”

The Song Became One of The Movie Highlights

Written by Dolly Parton herself, “He’s Everything” is a song about praising God and how he’s always been the center of all things – playing a part and leaving His mark.

“The God of hope and change. So let us sing and raise our voices. Let us make a joyful noise. Rejoice and praise His name,” the song goes.

In her 2020 book, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, the country icon wrote about “He’s Everything” and how it moved so many people. She referred to the gospel ballad as “one of my better songs.”

She went on recalling filming Joyful Noisewhere she and Queen Latifah performed “He’s Everything” in a church along with the other casts and the many extras. While people in the movie were never told to react in any certain way, Parton was beyond amazed at how evident it was in their faces the moment the song touched their hearts. “That made me just want to ‘high-five’ God for giving me the inspiration to write something like that,” she said.

You can listen to “He’s Everything” by Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the video below. 

Latest Stories

Keith Urban Still Tries to 'Impress' Wife Nicole Kidman with His Concerts

Keith Urban Always Aims to Impress Wife Nicole Kidman Onstage

To anyone who said love is dead hasn’t surely met Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. The longtime couple of almost 18 years –with two kids, Sunday and Faith – is ...

Martina McBride + God's Will

Martina McBride’s “God’s Will” is a Message of Hope

Released in November 2004, “God’s Will” is a faith-filled country song that will lift up your spirits. Martina McBride’s chart-topping songs such as “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again” have ...

The Lumineers + Cleopatra

Unravel a Nostalgic Feeling with The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra”

Written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra” is a notable record for its raw and acoustic sound. Released on March 25, 2016, the song was a track ...

Montgomery Gentry + Lucky Man

“Lucky Man” by Montgomery Gentry is Indeed a Lucky Song

Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry released a single, “Lucky Man,” in January 2007 to express gratitude and appreciation for life despite its negativities. It was the second single ...

Mo Pitney + Duct Tape and Jesus

Story Behind Mo Pitney’s Hit Song “Duct Tape and Jesus”

It seems that Mo Pitney has stayed true to his words and kept traditional country music relevant with his new song, “Duct Tape and Jesus.” American country singer Morgan Daniel ...

Dolly Parton + Power in the Blood

Dolly Parton’s Cover of “Power in The Blood”: A Gospel Classic Reimagined

With a career in the country music scene for over 50 years, Parton is known for singing several gospel songs, like “The Seeker,” “I Believe,” and “Daddy Was An Old ...

Al Dexter Death

Al Dexter: Honky Tonk Pioneer’s Legacy After Death

American country musician and songwriter Al Dexter has written and recorded numerous Western country songs like Pistol Packin’ Mama, which have become big hits. That is why the world was ...

The Statler Brothers + Rock of Ages

Believe in God’s All-Powerful Ability with The Statler Brothers Cover of “Rock of Ages”

In 1992, The Statler Brothers released a cover of the hit gospel song “Rock of Ages” on their album Gospel Favorites. The song was originally written as a hymn by ...

Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson + Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)

Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson’s Amazing First Duet with “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way)”

In 1982, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson released their first-ever collaboration song, “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way),” as part of Dolly Parton’s studio album, My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner.  ...

Crazy Horse + I Don't Want to Talk About It

Meaning Behind Crazy Horse Song “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”

In 1971, known American country rock band Crazy Horse released “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” as part of their debut album of the same name.  The band consists ...