Dolly Parton, country music legend and recent inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced a new rock album called Rockstar. The 30-track effort features a ton of rock stars who will mostly feature on new versions of songs they made famous. For example, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr play the Beatles “Let It Be” with Parton. In addition, Sting features on a new version of the Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” and Miley Cyrus features on the new “Wrecking Ball.” Meanwhile, Parton covers Prince’s “Purple Rain” and she recruits Lizzo to cover Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
Pitchfork points out that Dolly Parton initially declined her nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” Parton, a country music legend, wrote. “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
Parton eventually accepted her nomination, explaining, “It was always my belief that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was for the people in rock music, and I have found out lately that it’s not necessarily that.” At the induction ceremony, she performed “Jolene” with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Pat Benatar, Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox, and more.
See the full Rockstar tracklist at Consequence.