Contact Us

Kevin Costner Says He Told Whitney Houston She Would Sing “I Will Always Love You” [VIDEO]

Mike Moore, Getty Images

Some of my favorite films are ones that Kevin Costner has made–”Field of Dreams”, “Silverado”, “Dragonfly”–and the list goes on. But his musical talent as he tours with his band Modern West is impressive and the fact that he came up with the career-changing song for Whitney Houston.

Costner, who starred in the 1992 movie “The Bodyguard” with Houston tells CMT he is the one who came up with the idea which was received unenthusiastically. “When I said to Whitney, ‘You’re gonna sing “I Will Always Love You”‘, the ground shook. Clive Davis and those guys were going, ‘What?’ I said, ‘This is a very important song in this movie.’” It was indeed good for the movie, the soundtrack winning a Grammy that year. And of course, songwriter Dolly Parton thanked him for his suggestion which caused the song to achieve hit status for a second time!

It’s rather ironic that Costner inspired that song for Whitney, but it was Costner’s wife who inspired him five years ago to pursue his music and form a band. Costner continues to make music as he and Modern West launch their 2012 tour March 28 in Florida. For a complete listing of concert dates, go to kevincostnermodernwest.com.
Want to check out his music? Here’s his performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

More From Blake FM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://995blakefm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 99.5 Blake FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 99.5 Blake FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!