Dolly Parton has won praise after she revealed that she invested $10m of her song royalties into a black neighbourhood in Nashville.

The country music icon invested the money she earned from Whitney Houston's 1992 version of her 1973 song I Will Always Love You.

Speaking to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, she said, "I bought a property down in what was the Black area of town, and it was mostly just Black families and people that lived around there,"

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She added, "And it was off the beaten path from 16th Avenue, and I thought, 'Well I am going to buy this place, the whole strip mall.’ And thought, ‘This is the perfect place for me to be,’ considering it was Whitney."

Parton, who "spent the money on a complex". called it "the house that Whitney built".

The singer has been widely praised on Twitter, with playwright Bonnie Greer commenting, "This is how you do #reparations," while other users said, "Dolly Parton is a national treasure,", "She is what it means to be a star."