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Dolly Parton Confirms Even More Iconic Duets For Her "Rock Star" Album

January 19 2023

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At 77 Dolly Parton is ready to rock out! The country legend has confirmed even more iconic collaborations for her upcoming rock album!

Last February, Dolly Parton was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and told Billboard Magazine that “I’m not expecting that I’ll get in. But if I do, I’ll immediately, next year, have to put out a great rock and roll album — which I’ve wanted to do for years.”

Clearly making a stir and perking everyones intrest, Parton, only a few weeks later Parton announced she was “bowing out” of the nomination shortlist as she did not “feel that I have earned (the) right."

However, Parton had a change of heart and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November alongside Judas Priest, Eminem, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics and Pat Benatar.

Adorned in a body tight leather catsuit the country music icon showed the world, and herself she was indeed meant to be apart of the esteemed club.

Per usual, Parton stuck to her guns on with making her rock album, which she has called ‘Rock Star’. Music icons The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more will be apart of the genre bending album.

Parton previously said that former Journey frontman Steve Perry will sing ‘Open Arms’ on the record and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler will also guest. She is also manifesting to to reunite Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant to perform on her own version of ‘Stairway To Heaven.’

In a recent interview with US chat show The View, Dolly Parton has revealed even more huge names that will be joining the upcoming project. Beatles and Wings legend Paul McCartney, and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty will also feature on the album.

She even went on to say "We have Stevie Nicks, we finished our song last night. We got a lot of great artists, iconic singers that are going to actually be on with us. So I'm really looking forward to it. I'm even going to have Cher on. I've been getting a song for her, we've been trying to get the right thing together. That's going to be a big thrill I think.”

When asked why she originally said no to the Hall Of Fame, Dolly answered like a true legend. “I felt like that I had not spent my life and rock and roll like some of the ones that were up there, and I did not want to take votes from people that really had spent their life doing that when I had won all of my country accolades. I just didn't feel like that I had earned it. But then they explained to me why I was in it and all that and so I said, ‘well, if you insist on giving it to me, I'm gonna take it!’ So 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 have a lot of the rock stars that I met that night be on the album with me.”

Many thought she may drop the album today January 19th on her birthday. While no date has been officially set, this album will truly be one for the ages.

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