Dolly Parton Releases Long-Awaited Rock Album, “Rockstar”
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Dolly Parton Finally Drops Rockstar – Her First Rock & Roll Album Ever
The day is finally here…Dolly Parton is officially a Rockstar!
Parton was honored to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. She initially tried to turn down the nomination, believing she was not “rock” enough to justify her induction.
But when she realized the Rock Hall is all about recognizing influential artists regardless of genre, she put her name back into consideration.
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After Parton was inducted into the Hall, she vowed to record a rock album. That album took shape over the course of the past several months, and Parton slowly shared details about it over time.
That album is fittingly titled Rockstar, and it’s out now!
Get All The Details About Dolly Parton’s Rockstar
Rockstar was released on Friday (November 17). It contains a total of 30 tracks, including a mix of originals and covers.
Many of the songs on Rockstar are collaborations. Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Sting, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and P!nk are just a few of the many artists featured on the record.
See The Full Rockstar Track List 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 and 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 and 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 guests 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)
Parton knows that 30 songs may seem like a lot. But she loves every one.
Plus, as she told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, “…I can’t leave none of these off since I’m never going to do another rock ‘n’ roll album again.”
Head below to listen to a couple of Parton’s new rock songs. The first clip contains her original, “World on Fire.” The second is her cover of “Let It Be” with McCartney and Starr.
Enjoy jamming out to Rockstar today, and let us know which songs you like the most!