Take a behind the scenes look at Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton's duet of a Bee Gees classic

Publish Date
Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 3:47PM

Bee Gees and Dolly Parton fans are now able to get a behind the scenes look at the latest recording of 'Words' which features on Barry's latest album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1.

The album was released earlier this month, with the two music superstars collaborating on the Bee Gees hit which peaked at number 9 on the New Zealand music charts in 1968.

In the behind the scenes video, both artists pay tribute to each other with Barry describing the feeling of not only being in the same room as Dolly, but standing in the same spot as she did when she recorded her hits like 'I will always love you' and 'Jolene'.

Unveiling the duet on New Year's Eve, the legendary singers both took to social media to share a short teaser of the duo recording the cover.

"Happy New Year everyone! So excited to share #words with you all. @DollyParton and I had so much fun singing this song together from my new album #greenfields," Gibb wrote.

While the country music queen added: "I was honored when my dear friend @GibbBarry asked me to join him for a special version of “Words” on his new album!"

As a big fan of bluegrass and country music, the 74-year-old's new album will feature 12 country covers of some of the Bee Gees biggest hits, including other duets with Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow and Keith Urban.

Speaking about the new album Barry said: "From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville (the very place where Elvis, Willie, Waylon, Roy, the Everly Brothers and so many other legends made their magic) the album took on a life of its own.

He added: "I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it … but I think we were."

Barry is the only surviving member of the Bee Gees, following the deaths of twins Maurice in 2003 and Robin in 2012.

The album will be Barry's third solo album and his first since 2016's In the Now.