Dolly Parton to Release ‘Let It Be’ From ‘Rockstar,’ Featuring Paul McCartney

A new song is coming from Dolly Parton this week, and it features some of rock music’s most iconic stars. The Grand Ole Opry member announces the release of “Let It Be,” from her forthcoming 30-track Rockstar album. Paul McCartney, who wrote the song with John Lennon for the Beatles, joins Parton on the track, out on Friday, August 18, along with an impressive list of rock and roll stars.

Parton announced the news on social media.

“My new Rockstar single, “Let It Be” is dropping this Friday!,” Parton shares. “This song is really special to me because I’m joined by Paul McCartney who wrote the song, along with Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood. Make sure to sign-up for my newsletter to be the first to hear an exclusive clip of the song!”

My new ‘Rockstar’ single, “Let It Be” is dropping this Friday! This song is really special to me because I’m joined by…

Posted by Dolly Parton on Sunday, August 13, 2023


Parton just released “We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You, ” from Rockstar. The video for the song features several Olympic athletes, including Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Noah Lyles and Katie Ledecky, among others. The video will also be used to promote the upcoming 2024 Olympic games as well.

“I love the Olympics! I do my best to plan my schedule to watch as much of it as I possibly can,” Parton says. “I tape it just in case I miss the live action on a certain day and watch it back as soon as possible. I laugh, I cry, I scream, there are no losers in the Olympics as they have all spent a lifetime preparing but I celebrate with the ones that go away with the gold, silver, and bronze medals.”

“We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You” follows “World on Fire,” “Bygones,” featuring Rob Halford, with special guests Nikki Sixx and John 5 and a cover of “Magic Man (Carl Version), featuring Heart’s Ann Wilson, all from Rockstar, released ahead of the record’s November 17 release date.

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 previously 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.”

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Read ‘Dolly Parton: 11 Things to Know About the Country Music Queen’ 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)