Dolly Parton Joined On ‘Rockstar’ Album by Elton John, Paul McCartney + More

We now know the name of Dolly Parton‘s upcoming album, along with the songs and guests. The 77-year-old reveals her 30-track rock record, appropriately called Rockstar, will be out on November 17. Parton is joined on the project by Elton John, Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Chris Stapleton, Michael McDonald, Peter Frampton and more.

Rockstar includes nine original songs, plus covers of 21 iconic rock songs, many of them sung with the song’s original performer.

“I’m so excited to finally present my first Rock and Roll album Rockstar!” Parton gushes. “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!”

Parton will debut “World on Fire,’ one of the tracks from Rockstar, one of only three songs that the singer performs solo on the project, at the ACM Awards, which she is also hosting alongside Garth Brooks.

“At the end of the show, I am going to debut the first single off of my rock album,” Parton previously revealed on Good Morning America. “The rock album is called Rockstar, and we’ve got a lot of wonderful, great celebrities, a lot of the older, rock artists, in addition to all these iconic, wonderful songs.”

The song is one that the Grand Ole Opry member feels is especially timely, now more than ever.

“This is a song I felt very inspired to write,” she explains. “I think it speaks about everything and to everyone this day and time. I hope it is something that will touch you and maybe touch enough people to want to make a change for the better.”

Parton announced last year she was working on a rock album, when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“I thought, ‘Well, if I’m gonna be in (it), I’m gonna have to do a rock album,’ because my husband of 56 years is a huge rock fan,” Parton told Pollstar. “And all through the house, he has music louder than this going on at all times. He’s always said, ‘You should do a rock album.’ And I thought about it a few times, but timing is everything. And then when this all came up… I thought, well, since I am gonna be in the (hall), I’m gonna write a song for tonight.”

See a track listing for Rockstar below. The record will be released via Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group. The project will be available as a four-LP set,  a 2-CD set, a digital download, and on all streaming services. Pre-order Rockstar here.

Rockstar Track Listing:

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)

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