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Dolly Parton, `Rockstar` (Album cover photo credit: Vijat Mohindra // courtesy of Big Machine Label Group)
Dolly Parton, "Rockstar" (Album cover photo credit: Vijat Mohindra // courtesy of Big Machine Label Group)

Dolly Parton releases powerful rendition of rock classic 'Let It Be' off album 'Rockstar'


Fri, Aug 18th 2023 03:20 pm

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood join Parton on ‘Let It Be
√ 30-track ‘Rockstar’ collection to be released worldwide Nov. 17

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Beloved global icon and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dolly Parton has released the next track off her upcoming “Rockstar” album (Nov. 17) – “Let It Be” – out now. Parton was joined by fellow musical titans Paul McCartney (vocals/piano), Ringo Starr (drums), Peter Frampton (guitar) and Mick Fleetwood (additional percussion) to create the emotively impactful rendition of this classic Beatles hit.

Listen to "Let It Be" here.

“Well, does it get any better than singing ‘Let It Be’ with Paul McCartney who wrote the song?” Parton said. “Not only that, he played piano! Well, it did get even better when Ringo Starr joined in on drums, Peter Frampton on guitar and Mick Fleetwood playing percussion. I mean, seriously, how much better does it get? Thanks guys!”

As one of the year’s most-anticipated album releases, “Rockstar” features Parton taking on some of the most adored songs in rock ‘n’ roll history. She has already released two songs from the album – the new, original song she wrote with producer Kent Wells – “Bygones (feat. Rob Halford)” which reached No.1 Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart, and “Magic Man (Carl Version) (feat. Ann Wilson),” as well as her original song, “World on Fire,” which also reached the No. 1 Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart the month of its release. 

Fans can preorder an array of “Rockstar” vinyl and CD box sets via Parton’s website.

More About Dolly Parton

Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time and was recently inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Achieving 27 RIAA-certified Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton is the first artist to have topped the Billboard's Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 48 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 50-plus years.

In 2014, the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. She has garnered 11 Grammy Awards and 51 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People's Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 2020, she released the Christmas album "A Holly Dolly Christmas" which went No. 1 on the Billboard Country and Holiday charts, as well released the bestselling coffee table book "Songteller: My Life in Lyrics." In 2021, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for the film "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square" and, in December 2022, she released on NBC an all-new original holiday movie called "Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas" with her starring as well as producing. It was the most watched film of that year and the two years prior.

To date, Parton has donated over 205 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children's book, “Coat of Many Colors,” was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library's 100 millionth book donation. In March of 2022, Parton released the book “Run Rose Run,” which she co-authored with James Patterson. It sat at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller's List for five weeks, a record for this decade. She also released an accompanying album of the same name with original songs inspired by the book which reached No. 1 on three charts simultaneously (country, americana/folk and bluegrass albums).

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