Living legend Dolly Parton stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night to deliver some news about a new book she has written called Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.
During the interview, Colbert asked Parton about songs her late mother used to sing to her, and Parton launched into an a cappella version of “Bury Me Beneath the Willow“.
As the camera cut back to Colbert his reaction progressed from goosebumps to full-on tears, before Parton stopped her singing and said, “Oh, you’re crying? I better hush before you cry yourself to death and we can’t finish the show.”
Replied Colbert: “Like a lot of Americans, I’m under a lot of stress right now, Dolly. You got my trip wire right there. I’ll tell you. That was pretty beautiful.”