Parton announces 30-song rock set due in November.
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Parton announces 30-song rock set due in November.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 – Dolly Parton will release a 30-song rock set, "Rockstar," on Nov. 17 via Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Pin, Sting, John Fogerty, Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks are on the release.

The disc includes nine originals and 21 covers. The release will be available as a 4 LP, a 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

"I'm so excited to finally present my first rock and 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." -Dolly Parton

The track listing is:
1. Rockstar (special guest Richie Sambora)
2. World on Fire
3. Every Breath You Take (featuring Sting)
4. Open Arms (featuring Steve Perry)
5. Magic Man (featuring Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
6. Long As I Can See The Light (featuring John Fogerty)
7. Either Or (featuring Kid Rock)
8. I Want You Back (featuring Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
9. What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You (featuring Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
10. Purple Rain
11. Baby, I Love Your Way (featuring Peter Frampton)
12. I Hate Myself For Loving You (featuring Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
13. Night Moves (featuring Chris Stapleton)
14. Wrecking Ball (featuring Miley Cyrus)
15. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (featuring P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
16 .Keep On Loving You (featuring Kevin Cronin)
17. Heart Of Glass (featuring Debbie Harry)
18. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (featuring Elton John)
19. Tried To Rock And Roll Me (featuring Melissa Etheridge)
20. Stairway To Heaven (featuring Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
21. We Are The Champions
22. Bygones (featuring Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
23. My Blue Tears (featuring Simon Le Bon)
24. What's Up? (featuring Linda Perry)
25. You're No Good (featuring Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
26. Heartbreaker Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
27. Bittersweet (featuring Michael McDonald)
28. I Dreamed About Elvis (featuring Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
29. Let It Be (featuring Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
30. Free Bird (featuring Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)

The lead track off Rockstar is the timely original "World on Fire," and is available this Thursday, May 11, to coincide with the world premiere performance of the song at the ACM Awards.

"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."

On Thursday, Parton and Garth Brooks cohost the ACM awards.

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