- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 10:28AM
Sir Barry Gibb has kicked off 2021 with a bang!
The Bee Gee has just teamed up with Dolly Parton for a beautiful remake of his 1968 classic song 'Words.'
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!"
The single will feature on Gibb's upcoming new country album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, which is set to be released on January 8.
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.
"I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express."
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.