Two music legends have joined forces for a new song and we could be more excited. and are teaming up to make the world a little brighter with a new rendition of the gospel-influenced tune called “Peace Like a River”.
The extremely dynamic duo stopped by to share a little bit about how their forthcoming collaboration came to be. “I love Dionne and I’ve loved her for years,” Parton . “She’s always been one of my heroes in music because she’s a true stylist and I love people that are different. I’ve just always wished that I had some reason to get to sing with her and had the perfect song to do it.”
The song in question was “Peace Like a River”, which was written by the back in the 1980s. “It was during a time when I was feeling like I needed to be lifted up more,” explained on the show. “I just started thinking I just need to relax. I just need to feel peace, feel peace like a river, so I always go to that source when I need it.” When she and Warwick decided to team up, she knew that song would be perfect for them.
Warwick added of the song, “It’s special because it’s a song of inspiration. … It’s the kind of song I think everybody needs to feel.” The effort was a true family affair, too. Not only did write the song, but Warwick's son and manager Damon Elliott produced it.
The duet was . Now, “Peace Like a River” and its accompanying music video is set for release on February 24.