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Legendary Singers Dionne Warwick and Dolly Parton Team Up for Charity Duet ‘Peace Like a River’

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Legendary singers Dionne Warwick and Dolly Parton released a new duet titled “Peace Like a River.” The song, which Parton wrote, is an uplifting and hopeful ballad about finding peace and strength in difficult times.

The collaboration between Warwick and Parton is long-awaited, as the two singers have been friends and admirers of each other’s work for many years. 

In a statement, Warwick described Parton as “one of the greatest talents of our time” and expressed her excitement about working with her on the song.

“Peace Like a River” has received widespread praise from fans and critics alike, with many praising the powerful vocals of both Warwick and Parton. The song’s message of hope and resilience is particularly resonant in the current climate and has quickly become a fan favorite.

In addition to its release on streaming platforms, “Peace Like a River” is also being made available as a charity single, with all proceeds going to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

The collaboration between Warwick and Parton is a testament to both singers’ enduring talent and influence, and “Peace Like a River” is sure to be a classic for years to come.

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Warwick

Marie Dionne Warwick, known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is a renowned American singer, actress, and television host. With a career spanning over six decades, Warwick has become one of the most successful and influential artists in the music industry.

Warwick’s exceptional vocal range and ability to deliver emotionally charged performances have made her a favorite among fans and critics alike. 

She has released numerous hit singles throughout her career, including “Don’t Make Me Over,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”

In addition to her successful music career, Warwick also appeared on television and in film. She has hosted her own talk show, Dionne & Friends, and has guest starred on popular TV series such as Glee and American Dreams.

Throughout her career, Warwick has received numerous accolades for her contributions to the music industry. 

She has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Warwick has also been recognized with numerous Grammy Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With a legacy that continues to inspire and influence artists today, Dionne Warwick remains one of the industry’s most respected and celebrated artists.

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Warwick is a legendary singer and actress who has had an impressive career spanning over six decades. Throughout her career, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide, becoming one of the most successful artists in the music industry.

Warwick’s talent and hard work have been recognized with numerous awards, including six Grammy Awards. 

She has also been honored with inductions into various prestigious halls of fame, including the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame. 

In 2019, she received the coveted Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, further cementing her place as a respected and beloved figure in the music industry.

Besides her music career, Warwick has also made significant contributions to charitable causes. 

She stood as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, using her platform to raise awareness about important issues and positively impact the world.

With her exceptional talent, dedication, and humanitarian efforts, Dionne Warwick is a true icon in the world of music. Her enduring influence and enduring popularity are a testament to her talent and industry contributions.

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Parton

Parton is a living legend in the world of country music. Born on January 19, 1946, in rural Tennessee, Parton began her music career as a songwriter, eventually signing a record deal and releasing her debut album, “Hello, I’m Dolly,” in 1967.

Over the next decade, Parton experienced significant success as a solo artist and through a series of duet albums with fellow country musician Porter Wagoner. 

In the 1970s and 1980s, Parton reached the peak of her career, releasing numerous hit songs and albums that sold millions of copies worldwide.

Despite a lull in popularity in the 1990s, Parton continued to record and perform, and in the new millennium, she experienced a resurgence in commercial success. 

She has released albums on various independent labels, including her own label, Dolly Records, and has sold over 100 million records in total.

In addition to her musical career, Parton is also known for her philanthropy and business ventures. 

She is the founder of the Imagination Library, a nonprofit organization that provides free books to children, and has also opened a dinner theater, a water park, and a theme park on her Dollywood property in Tennessee.

Parton’s talent, charisma, and enduring appeal have made her a beloved figure in the world of country music and beyond. She is truly one of a kind.

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