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Albums Of The Week: Dolly Parton | Rockstar

Could anyone but Dolly get away with this? Probably not. Even so, listening to her romp ’n’ roll through classic-rock karaoke with a parade of VIPs is a hoot and a half.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “She’s a global superstar, a movie star, a country star, a pop star, and now Dolly Parton is an undisputed Rockstar.

For her 49th solo album, Parton has joined forces with some of rock music’s most legendary artists  and some of today’s biggest stars. Inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly teamed up with an all-star roster for the 30-song collection, which includes nine original tracks and 21 iconic rock anthems.

Cover tunes and guests on the album include:
The Police’s Every Breath You Take (featuring Sting)
Journey’s Open Arms (featuring Steve Perry)
Heart’s Magic Man (featuring Ann Wilson and Howard Leese)
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Long As I Can See The Light (featuring John Fogerty)
Stevie NicksWhat Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for You (featuring Nicks and Waddy Wachtel)
Prince‘s Purple Rain
Peter Frampton’s Baby, I Love Your Way (featuring Frampton)
Joan Jett & the BlackheartsI Hate Myself for Loving You (featuring Jett)
Bob Seger’s Night Moves (featuring Chris Stapleton)
Miley CyrusWrecking Ball (featuring Cyrus)
The Rolling StonesSatisfaction (featuring P!nk and Brandi Carlile)
REO Speedwagon’s Keep On Loving You (featuring Kevin Cronin)
Blondie’s Heart of Glass (featuring Debbie Harry)
Elton John’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (featuring John)
Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven (featuring Lizzo)
Queen’s We Are The Champions
Linda Ronstadt’s You’re No Good (featuring Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow)
Pat Benatar’s Heartbreaker (featuring Benatar and Neil Giraldo)
The BeatlesLet It Be (featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Frampton and Mick Fleetwood)
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird (featuring Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Artimus Pyle)
• Plus cameos by Simon LeBon, Rob Halford, Nikki Sixx, John 5, Richie Sambora, The Jordanaires, Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, Warren Haynes, Melissa Etheridge, Linda Perry and Michael McDonald.

Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time, with 27 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, plus 26 songs that have hit No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. She is the first artist to have topped the Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Rock Digital Songs, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year.

She has 48 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 50-plus years.  She just released the second coffee table book in a trilogy called Behind The Seams: My Life in Rhinestones.

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 2021, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for the film Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square and in 2022, she released 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 222 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 and which 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 — Country, Americana/Folk and Bluegrass Albums.”