Dolly Parton Announces Guest Packed New Rock Album

Rockstar, featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar and more, comes out in November

Dolly Parton Rockstar, Butterfly Records 2023

Country music legend Dolly Parton has revealed the tracklist for her upcoming rock ‘n’ roll album, Rockstar, and it is a literal Battle Royale of guest stars. 

With the exception of the album’s lead single “World of Fire” and a Dolly-fied rendition of “Purple Rain,” each song features at least one guest and usually in line with what she is covering. So only on Rockstar will you get to experience Journey’s “Open Arms” with the actual Steve Perry on vocals in 2023, or enjoy a version of The Beatles’ “Let It Be” with not only Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, but Mick Fleetwood and Peter Frampton as well. 

She’s got Kid Rock on here as well, but please don’t let that quell your curiosity for Dolly’s long-promised foray into the rock arena. For the majority of these collaborations simply seem too interesting to ignore, including jams with the likes of Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, Michael McDonald, Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler, John Fogerty, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, P!nk, Stevie Nicks, Simon Le Bon, Elton John and many more.

“I’m so excited to finally present my first rock’n’roll album, Rockstar!,” Dolly wrote in a public 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 the iconic songs throughout the album was a joy beyond measure. I hope everybody enjoys the album as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together!”

Rockstar is out November 17th via Butterfly Records. 

Dolly Parton Rockstar, Butterfly Records 2023

Dolly Parton Rockstar Tracklist

  1. “Rockstar” (special guest Richie Sambora)
  2. “World on Fire”
  3. “Every Breath You Take” (feat. Sting)
  4. “Open Arms” (feat. Steve Perry)
  5. “Magic Man” (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
  6. “Long As I Can See the Light” (feat. John Fogerty)
  7. “Either Or” (feat. Kid Rock)
  8. “I Want You Back” (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
  9. “What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for You” (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
  10. “Purple Rain”
  11. “Baby, I Love Your Way” (feat. Peter Frampton)
  12. “I Hate Myself for Loving You” (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
  13. “Night Moves” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
  14. “Wrecking Ball” (feat. Miley Cyrus)
  15. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
  16. “Keep on Loving You” (feat. Kevin Cronin)
  17. “Heart of Glass” (feat. Debbie Harry)
  18. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (feat. Elton John)
  19. “Tried to Rock and Roll Me” (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
  20. “Stairway to Heaven” (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
  21. “We Are the Champions”
  22. “Bygones” (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
  23. “My Blue Tears” (feat. Simon Le Bon)
  24. “What’s Up?” (feat. Linda Perry)
  25. “You’re No Good” (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
  26. “Heartbreaker” (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
  27. “Bittersweet” (feat. Michael McDonald)
  28. “I Dreamed About Elvis” (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
  29. “Let It Be” (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
  30. “Free Bird” (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)


VIDEO: Dolly Parton announces Rockstar 


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