Dolly Parton Goes Hard Rock with Superstar Collaborations on New Album Rockstar

Dolly Parton, The Queen Of Country, has gone full-on hard rock and shared two new songs from her Rockstar album. Set for release on 17 November, Dolly has been working on a 30-song collection of rock anthems featuring nine original tracks and 21 covers with superstars of the rock and Heavy Metal World. The enticing thing is, though, this is seriously top-quality stuff.

Joining Dolly for Bygones are Rob Halford, Nikki Sixx and John 5. “Bygones is an original song of mine,” Dolly told us. “It is one of my very favourites on the whole album. The song fits with so many couples, and coupling my voice with Rob, one of my all-time favourites, made it even more special.”

Ann Wilson joins Dolly for the impressive version of the Heart track Magic Man. Written by the Wilson sisters, the track appeared on Heart’s debut album Dreamboat Annie. Of course, with Dolly’s input, there are some sweet changes to the original, evidence of her driving this project. Special guest Howard Leese joins for this song.

“I’ve always wanted a reason to sing Magic Man by Heart, and it was one of my first choices for the album,” Dolly said. “I was so happy that Ann Wilson agreed to sing it with me. Nobody can outsing Ann, but I gave it my darndest, and we added a few lines that were not in the original. We wanted to have a few things that made it seem like ours. I hope I’ve made you proud. I think it’s magic.”

The first track from Rockstar released was World On Fire. You can watch a leather-clad Dolly perform this live at The 58th ACM Awards below.

Dolly Parton’s Rockstar is available to pre-order from

Dolly Parton – Rockstar

  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) (Artimus Pyle Interview Part Two)

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