Updated: Jul 30
Dolly Parton has always been been humble no matter how brightly her star has shone. When Dolly found out that she was on the list of nominees to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she immediately requested to be removed. In a statement that Dolly released she said that, "she had not earned the right to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and thought it would be in the best interest of the fans and other nominees to bow out due to potential split vote." The Hall refused to remove her from the nomination pool and Dolly ended up accepting the nomination.
In true Dolly fashion she decided to spice things up and release a rock and roll album. Rockstar will be released this coming November and she has a long list of bonafide rockstars guesting on the album including Sting, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to name a few. Her lead single "World on Fire" though is a solo effort. She the solo writer and vocalist. Is it hard rock, well no, it's still Dolly. Does it remind me of elements of Queen, yes. The lyrics are current, political and relevant. One thing we can all agree on is the Ms. Parton is one of the greatest lyricists of our time. While most of the album is comprised of cover songs I believe that it will satisfy any naysayer that she belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Rockstar (with special guest 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 & special guest Warren Haynes)"
"What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You (feat. Stevie Nicks & special guest Waddy Wachtel)"
"Baby, I Love Your Way (feat. Peter Frampton)"
"I Hate Myself For Loving You (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)"
"Night Moves (feat. Chris Stapleton)"
"Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)"
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (feat. P!nk & 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 & John 5)"
"My Blue Tears (feat. Simon Le Bon)"
"What's Up? (feat. Linda Perry)"
"You're No Good (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)"
"Heartbreaker (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)"
"Bittersweet (feat. Michael McDonald)"
"I Dreamed About Elvis (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)"
"Let It Be (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)"
"Free Bird (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)"
Official Audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLIGxNZeW78
ACM Awards Live Premier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QJXsmDBS8k