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Dolly Parton Is Making a Rock Album That Will Feature Some Mind-Blowing Legends

The country legend is seriously shaking things up with her next music project—and we can't wait.

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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.

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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