On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Dolly Parton sang “Bury Me Beneath The Willow,” a song her mom would to sing to her as a child and it brought Stephen Colbert to tears.“I better hush before you cry yourself to death and we can’t finish the show,” Parton joked as she cut the song short.

The emotional talk show host told the singer, “Like a lot of Americans, I’m under a lot of stress right now, Dolly. And, uh, you got under my tripwire right there, I’ll tell you right there…that was pretty beautiful.”

He added: “Isn’t it funny that sometimes there’s nothing happier than a cry?”

Dolly’s new book “Songteller: My Life in Lyrics” is available everywhere now, and will have new album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas” available before the holidays.