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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 is a 'Rockstar'


Fri, Nov 17th 2023 02:20 pm

Album available worldwide; 30-song collection features iconic collaborations & original music 

Press Release

Internationally beloved Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dolly Parton has released her long-awaited “Rockstar” album – available worldwide now. “Rockstar” (via Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group) is a 30-song collection that includes nine original tracks and 21 iconic rock anthems that pair Dolly with some of rock ’n’ roll's most legendary names. The album is available as a 4-LP set, a 2-CD set (including Home Shopping Network, University of Tennessee and Dallas Cowboys CD exclusives), a cassette (exclusive to TalkShopLive), digital download and available on all streaming services.

The album's focus track, “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. P!nk and Brandi Carlile) takes the iconic Rolling Stones' song about worldly frustrations and commercialism from a male perspective and flips it on its head. It has a girl power thing going on!

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of the ‘Rockstar’ album, and I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s finally here to be released,” Dolly said. “I really had a wonderful time working with all these iconic artists on the record and all these iconic musicians. Not to mention all these iconic songs that I think everybody will love hearing again. I just hope you enjoy my version of them.”

Recently, Dolly released her latest book, “Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones” – which covers her lifelong passion for fashion and how she curated her own distinct style. Hitting the shelves on Oct. 17, “Behind the Seams” debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers list. 

Last night, American Greetings, which has a long-time partnership with Dolly, helped celebrate the release of Rockstar at a VIP event in Nashville. Dolly has numerous digital and paper greeting cards with American Greetings, including personalizable SmashUp video cards and a new line of “Rockstar”-themed Createacards.

‘Rockstar’ Track Listing

  • “Rockstar” (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 with special guest Warren Haynes)
  • “What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You” (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
  • “Purple Rain”
  • “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”/“We Will Rock You”
  • “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. Lynyrd Skynyrd with special guests Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)

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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