Parton rocks out; Flores, Watkins debut
Friday, November 17, 2023
– Dolly Parton breaks away from country with "Rockstar." The 30-song album featuring nine original tracks and 21 well-known rock songs and artists guesting with her. The album's focus track, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (featuring P!nk and Brandi Carlile)." Elton John sings on "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
Wyatt Flores releases his 7-track project, "Life Lessons," today via Island. Flores, a Stillwater, Okla. native, is part of the Red Dirt scene of Zach Bryan and Charles Wesley Godwin. Flores, whose star has been on the rise, helped write all seven songs.
Lauren Watkins makes her debut with "Introducing: The Heartbreak" on Big Loud.
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With the possible exception of puppies, the only thing Americans can agree on in this acrimonious era of ours is Dolly Parton. Wherever you may fall on the political spectrum, you'd be hard pressed to find anybody who would dispute her status as a national icon. And it's not just her prodigious talents – singer, songwriter, author, actress, philanthropist, theme park impresario, just to name a few – that we admire; it's her integrity.
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A Dolly Parton Christmas album seems like a natural, as Parton oftentimes comes off like a child inside an adult's body. Parton was able to rope both famous Cyruses (Miley and Billy Ray) as well Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson and Michael Bublé to sing with her. Perhaps, best of all, Parton had a hand in writing half of these dozen songs.
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