Dolly Parton Drops “Let It Be” Collab With Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr
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Dolly Parton Releases Her Version Of “Let It Be” From Upcoming Rock Album – The Track Features Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr
Dolly Parton may be a country music legend, but she’s ready to rock! She’s gearing up to release her first-ever rock album, Rockstar, on November 17. The album contains a mix of originals and covers of iconic rock songs.
Parton’s decision to record a rock album comes following her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. She originally tried to reject the nomination, feeling that it wouldn’t be appropriate for her to take a place in the hall. But she changed her mind, and was voted into the class.
Dolly’s New Rock Album Includes Tons Of Collaborations With Famous Rock Artists
As Parton worked on crafting Rockstar, she gathered some of the world’s greatest rock artists to collaborate with. Just a few of the many stars featured on her record include Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Steven Tyler, and Sting.
Parton previously released her version of Queen’s “We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You,” along with an official music video. The video was made in celebration of the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Hear Dolly Parton’s “Let It Be” Collab With Paul & Ringo
One of the standout tracks on Rockstar is Parton’s recording of The Beatles’ “Let It Be.” What makes her recording extra special is the fact she got the two surviving Beatles to join her on the recording.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr collaborate with Parton on her version of “Let It Be.” On top of that, Peter Frampton and Fleetwood Mac‘s Mick Fleetwood are also featured on the recording.
Parton released her version of “Let It Be” on Friday (August 18). She told her fans this recording “is really special to [her].” Give it a listen in the clip below.