In the 1970s Sebert wrote "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" with then-husband Hugh Moffatt for American Country singer Joe Sun for his album Old Flames. Sun's version soon became a hit, peaking at on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Two years after Sun's version was released, entertainer Dolly Parton included a cover of the song on her 1980 album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly. Parton's version became a huge hit, reaching on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Pebe Sebert is an American singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist who is known for writing the number one single "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" by Dolly Parton and also writing many songs with her daughter Kesha. Sebert has also written songs for Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, School Gyrls, Riders in the Sky, and Joe Sun.
Joe Sun recorded it years ago; one of my best friends in the world was his bassist: Darrel "Rabbit" Warren, RIP. Darrel and I formed two country bands in the 70s, in Seattle, and we played with Goose Creek Symphony. I realize everyone's entitled of their opinion, and that you're certainly entitled to yours: I can't say I agree. Knowing that her mother wrote it for Dolly, and that this is something she wanted to do for a while, she meant nothing but respect. The story behind it makes it all the more beautiful and meaningful to me.
Watch the video for Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You from Dolly Parton's The Essential Dolly Parton for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Downtown tonight, I saw an old friend someone who I used to take comfort from, long before I met you I caught a spark from his (D7)eyes a forgotte. iew full lyrics.
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