Dolly Parton reveals details of first rock album – with some very famous friends | Ent & Arts News

Dolly Parton has revealed details of her first ever rock album, featuring collaborations with some of music’s biggest stars.

Rockstar, due out in November, features tracks from artists including Sir Paul McCartneySir Ringo Starr, sir Elton JohnSting, Lizzo, E Partonthe goddaughter Miley Cyrus.

Other contributors include US musical heavyweights Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton, Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry, Simon Le Bon, Joan Jett, Roseand Brandi Carlile.

Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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Miley Cyrus performing on day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset 30/6/2019

The country music legend, 77, described the creation of the record, which features nine original songs along with 21 cover versions of famous tunes, as “a joy beyond measure”.

“I’m so excited to finally present my first rock and roll album, Rockstar,” he said in a statement.

“I am very honored and privileged to have worked with some of the greatest iconic singers and musicians of all time and to be able to sing all of the iconic songs on the album has been a joy beyond measure.

“I hope everyone enjoys the album as much as I enjoyed putting it together.”

The album comes later Parton’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2022. The star initially resisted the honor, saying she hadn’t “earned the right” to join the rock greats. However, she added that her nod had inspired her to release a rock and roll record.

Following outcry from fans, the star changed her mind and decided to accept the accolade “gracefully” — promising to “live up to the honor” — and attended the 2022 ceremony in Los Angeles in November.

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Lizzo performs during the 2023 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London.  Picture date: Saturday February 11, 2023.

Rockstar’s first original track, World On Fire, will be released on Thursday to coincide with its world premiere at the Academy Of Country Music (ACM) awards.

Parton said she hopes the song “maybe touches enough people that they want to change for the better”.

Famous collaborations on the album include Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, with Sir Elton, and The Police’s Every Breath You Take with Sting.

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Sir Paul and Sir Ringo collaborated on Let It Be which also features guest appearances from Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood.

The star duets with Cyrus in Wrecking Ball and Blondie star Harry in Heart Of Glass.


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