Dolly Parton Announces New Album “Rockstar”, Shares New Song “World On Fire”
American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton announced her first rock album “Rockstar” would be released on November 17, 2023 via Butterfly Records.
Back in 2022, Dolly Parton was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022 and initially declined the honor as she has a background in country music and not rock.
At that time, she wrote, “I don't feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
But she finally was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In response, she declared her intention to record an album of rock covers with a host of musical guests from.
She said, “If I'm going to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, I better do something to earn it. So I'm doing a rock 'n' roll album, and I'm having a lot of the rock stars that I met that night be on the album with me.”
The album comprises 30-track, featuring guest appearances from Sting, Steve Perry, Ann Wilson, John Fogerty, Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, Stevie Nicks, Peter Frampton, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Brandi Carlile, Kevin Cronin, Debbie Harry, Elton John, and Ronnie Van Zant.
Dolly Parton said of the album, “I'm so excited to finally present my first rock'n'roll album, Rockstar! I am very honored and privileged to have worked with some of the greatest iconic singers and musicians of all time and to be able to sing all the iconic songs throughout the album was a joy beyond measure. I hope everybody enjoys the album as much as I've enjoyed putting it together!”
From the album, she unveiled the first single called “World On Fire” on May 11, 2023.
The track was written and produced by Dolly Parton with production by Kent Wells.
She said of the song in a statement, “This is a song I felt very inspired to write. I think it speaks about everything and to everyone this day and time. I hope it is something that will touch you and maybe touch enough people to want to make a change for the better.”
Also, Dolly Parton first performed the song at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
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- source : Apple Music