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Dolly Parton's 30-Track Rock Album Features Some Mind-Blowing Collaborations
The country legend is seriously shaking things up with her next music project — and we can't wait.
Dolly Parton is officially a rockstar!
In order to celebrate the iconic singer’s introduction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she announced some exciting news: She’s creating a rock-and-roll album!
“I’m making an album, too, because I have to live up to all of that hype,” she said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in December 2022.
She even wrote a song about the whole Rock and Roll Hall of Fame experience. “I’m very honored and very proud, and I’m good about timing, so I always thought I might want to do a rock record, because my husband is a rock-and-roll freak. So, anyway, I thought, 'Well, if I’m ever gonna do it, now’s the time,'" she said.
She then dropped the aptly-titled name of the upcoming album: Rockstar.
According to Parton, covers on the album will include legendary rock tunes like "Purple Rain" by Prince, "Can’t Get No Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones, "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, and "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
During an appearance on The View, Parton also excitedly shared that she collaborated with seasoned veterans on the album, including Paul McCartney, Stephen Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Steve Perry, John Fogerty, P!nk, and Brandie Carlile.
“If I’m gonna be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I’m gonna have to do something to earn it. So I’m doing a rock-and roll-album, and I’m having a lot of the rock stars that I met that night be on the album with me,” Parton explained.
Dolly Parton's rock album track list
See the full track list for Parton's Rockstar album, below. We also spy collaborations with Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, and Sheryl Crow!
- “Rockstar” (feat. Richie Sambora)
- “World on Fire”
- “Every Breath You Take” (feat. Sting)
- “Open Arms” (feat. Steve Perry)
- “Magic Man” (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
- “Long As I Can See The Light” (feat. John Fogerty)
- “Either Or” (feat. Kid Rock)
- “I Want You Back” (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
- “What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You” (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
- “Purple Rain”
- “Baby, I Love Your Way” (feat. Peter Frampton)
- “I Hate Myself For Loving You” (feat. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
- “Night Moves” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
- “Wrecking Ball” (feat. Miley Cyrus)
- “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. Pink and Brandi Carlile)
- “Keep On Loving You” (feat. Kevin Cronin)
- “Heart Of Glass” (feat. Debbie Harry)
- “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” (feat. Elton John)
- “Tried To Rock And Roll Me” (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
- “Stairway To Heaven” (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
- “We Are The Champions”
- “Bygones” (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx and John 5)
- “My Blue Tears” (feat. Simon Le Bon)
- “What’s Up?” (feat. Linda Perry)
- “You’re No Good” (feat. Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow)
- “Heartbreaker” (feat. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo)
- “Bittersweet” (feat. Michael McDonald)
- “I Dreamed About Elvis” (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest the Jordanaires)
- “Let It Be” (feat. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood)
- “Free Bird” (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and the Artimus Pyle Band)
This isn’t the only exciting endeavor Parton has put under her belt recently. This New Year’s, she collaborated with Miley Cyrus to help host the epic special Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party.
“Miley, I’ve known her since she was a baby, so we just have this really special, truly loving bond, and we both work very similar in the way we go about our work, taking it so serious, and all. But working with Miley on the New Year’s show, she asked me if I would do it, and I said I would be honored to do it. We had a great time and people seemed to love it” Parton said on The View.
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