Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr cover of Let It Be, with two other iconic guests

Dolly Parton's "Rockstar" Album Press Conference
Dolly Parton's "Rockstar" Album Press Conference / Mike Marsland/GettyImages

On November 17, 2023, Dolly Parton will release her latest album, Rockstar. After being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, Parton thought she needed to earn that recognition with a rock and roll album. The album features many big names, including the two surviving Beatles on a cover of "Let It Be."

Billboard reports that Parton with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr has recorded a unique cover of "Let It Be," The Beatles' 1970 hit song. Written by McCartney, the original song would become the highest debut song on Billboard Hot 100. The new cover also features two other big names, Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.

"“Well, does it get any better than singing ‘Let It Be’ with Paul McCartney, who wrote the song? 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!”"

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The album, Parton's 49th, is her first foray into the world of rock and roll, featuring 30 tracks, 21 covers, and nine originals. The first single from the album "World On Fire" was performed by Parton in May at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Other big names tied to the album include Steven Tyler and Warren Hayes, joining Parton on a cover of "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5. Judas Priest’s Rob Halford and Motley Crue members Nikki Sixx and John 5 will be featured on "Bygones." And the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven" will feature Lizzo and Sasha Flute.

Miley Cyrus will team up to sing "Wrecking Ball," Elton John joins Parton on "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," and Joan Jett on "I Hate Myself For Loving You." The list of notable names collaborating on the album is impressive: Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Simon Le Bon, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Michael McDonald, Richie Sambora, Ronnie McDowell, the Jordanaires, and Kid Rock.

Pre-order/Pre-save Dolly Parton's Rockstar now.

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