Dolly Parton, the country music icon who recently was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is set to release a brand new rock album entitled “Rock Star” that will feature an impressive lineup of collaborations with some of the biggest names in the music industry. During an appearance on “The View,” Parton confirmed that former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks will be among the artists featured on the LP.
She also revealed that she is trying to get Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger to contribute to the album, and that Pink and Brandi Carlile will be singing on the Rolling Stones’ classic “Satisfaction” with her.
The upcoming album, which is poised for release in the latter half of 2023, will feature a mix of classic rock covers and some new tunes in that vein. Dolly says:
“I’m working on that album and that will be coming out sometime next fall hopefully, in time for the Christmas season next year. And so I’m going to do a lot of classic songs that are rock songs and then a few that I’ve written.”
This isn’t the first time Dolly has ventured into different genres, and she has previously recorded songs with Sir Elton John, and even had a live cut of the 70s classic, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” with the late George Michael. Dolly, who is known for her versatility, has also had some advice for the ‘Tiny Dancer’ ahead of his headline set at Glastonbury next summer, “Tell him to enjoy it, because it was great fun for me.”
It’s exciting to see Dolly bring her unique take on rock music and her collaborations with some of the biggest names in the music industry are sure to bring a fresh perspective to these classic songs. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for the album release in 2023.