• Dolly Parton is a country legend
  • She has released a new rock album
  • THESE are her thoughts about it

Country music icon Dolly Parton, 77, has just dropped a bombshell on the music industry with her latest rock album, 'Rockstar,' and it's all thanks to her hubby's love for head-banging tunes! The "Jolene" songstress has been married to Carl Dean for 57 years, and it seems his rock 'n' roll heart has inspired her to crank up the volume and let her hair down in the studio.

Dolly is taking on new territory

With a whopping 30 tracks, 'Rockstar' is a love letter to the genre that Carl adores, and Dolly is making sure everyone knows it's dedicated to her main man. "The harder [and] louder, the better," she quips, proving that this country gal can rock out with the best of them."

After her 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, which she humbly tried to dodge, Dolly felt the need to "earn" her spot. And boy, did she deliver! The album, which debuted on Friday via Butterfly Records/Big Machine Label Group, features a mix of classic covers and Dolly originals, including the chart-topping "World on Fire."

The star-studded lineup reads like a who's who of rock royalty. Elton John, Ann Wilson, and John Fogerty are just a few of the legends joining Dolly on this wild ride. Even The Beatles' Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr got in on the action, lending their voices to a rendition of "Let It Be."

Dolly's not just dipping her toes into the rock pool; she's diving in headfirst. "I'm beginning to feel a little rock'n'roll-y," she admits, though she'll always be a country girl at heart. And with her powerful voice belting out these rock anthems, she's proving that age is just a number and talent knows no bounds.

Despite the fun, Dolly's not one to shy away from serious topics. Her original "World on Fire" tackles the state of the world and those "lying, greedy politicians." It's a bold move for someone who typically steers clear of politics, but Dolly's passion is undeniable.

Dolly is bringing everyone together

Even with a bit of controversy surrounding Kid Rock's appearance on the album, Dolly stands firm in her choices. She's all about acceptance and love, and "Rockstar" is a testament to that.

So, has this rock adventure sparked an interest in other genres for Dolly? She's not spilling the beans just yet, but one thing's for sure: 'Rockstar' has cemented her place in rock 'n' roll history, and she's done it with style, grace, and a whole lot of spunk!

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And if you thought Dolly was going to play it safe, think again! Her lead single, "World on Fire" proves that she is on track to blaze minds. It's a theatrical anthem that is as bold in sound as it is in message. "I care about people, human suffering and all of that," Dolly declares, proving she's not afraid to light up the stage with her passion.

While 'Rockstar' might be her first and last rock album, Dolly's creative spirit is unstoppable. With plans for an R&B and blues album and her life story hitting Broadway, the sky's the limit for this unstoppable force of nature.

So, buckle up, music lovers! Dolly Parton's 'Rockstar' is about to take you on a wild ride through the heart of rock 'n' roll and it's one you won't want to miss!