Dolly Parton Drops Details About New Rock Album & Names Superstar Collaborators
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Dolly Parton Is A Rockstar Now
Dolly Parton was initially hesitant when she learned she was nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. She tried to withdraw herself from consideration, but the Hall told her she could not.
After some thought, Parton realized that artists of all genres can find a home in the Rock Hall. She changed her mind about being a nominee, and she was eventually inducted into the Hall during a ceremony in November.
Parton vowed to release a rock album after her induction, and started working on it right away. Fans have been anxious to hear news about the project.
Dolly Names Collaborators On Her New Rock Album
Finally, on May 9 Parton dropped tons of details about her rock album, which is fittingly titled Rockstar.
The album includes a whopping total of 30 tracks, including originals and covers. Many of the songs feature famous collaborators such as Stevie Nicks, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Lizzo, and Sting. She even got surviving Beatles members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney to join her, Peter Frampton, and Mick Fleetwood on a cover of “Let It Be.”
Parton also covered Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s “Freebird.” Her rendition of the song features guitarist Gary Rossington, who passed away in March. The recording also features former member Artimus Pyle and includes vocals from late lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.
The band expressed how excited they are to hear Parton’s recording.
More Details About Dolly’s New Album, Rockstar
Parton shared a post on social media revealing Rockstar‘s cover art and release date. The album is coming out in November, and is available to pre-order now. As for the cover art, it shows Parton posing in a car while all dolled up in an outfit made of leather and lace.
“I’m a rockstar now!” Parton said in the caption. “My new album ‘Rockstar’ is coming November 17 and it’s available for pre-order. Let’s rock n’ roll.”
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Parton delivered the world premiere of one song, “World on Fire” during the ACM Awards on May 11. She closed out the ceremony with her performance.
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As of this writing, the video of Parton singing “World on Fire” at the ACM Awards has nearly one million views already.
Check Out The Full Track List For Rockstar Below
1. Rockstar (special guest Richie Sambora)
2. World on Fire
3. Every Breath You Take (feat. Sting)
4. Open Arms (feat. Steve Perry)
5. Magic Man (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
6. Long As I Can See The Light (feat. John Fogerty)
7. Either Or (feat. Kid Rock)
8. I Want You Back (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
9. What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
10. Purple Rain
11. Baby, I Love Your Way (feat. Peter Frampton)
12. I Hate Myself For Loving You (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
13. Night Moves (feat. Chris Stapleton)
14. Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)
15. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
16. Keep On Loving You (feat. Kevin Cronin)
17. Heart Of Glass (feat. Debbie Harry)
18. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (feat. Elton John)
19. Tried To Rock And Roll Me (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
20. Stairway To Heaven (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
21. We Are The Champions
22. Bygones (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
23. My Blue Tears (feat. Simon Le Bon)
24. What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)
25. You’re No Good (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
26. Heartbreaker (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
27. Bittersweet (feat. Michael McDonald)
28. I Dreamed About Elvis (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
29. Let It Be (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
30. Free Bird (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)
“Stairway to Heaven” is one song on Rockstar that Parton has covered before. Watch one of her past performances of the song below.
It seems safe to say that Parton’s new album is going to ROCK!