Dolly Parton is back and in a big way as she is not only ready to walk into the rock and roll Hall Of Fame, but also, she’s geared up to release her newest album, “Rockstar,” which will feature tons of artists that we all know and love, including The Beatles.
As reported by Far Out, the album itself is set to feature a star-studded lineup, including a special reunion of the surviving members of The Beatles. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will come together once again for a cover of “Let It Be,” which will be included in a collection of 30 songs that mixes rock originals and covers.
Currently, it’s said that the album will also include collaborations with artists such as Sting, Pink, Brandi Carlile, and Miley Cyrus.
In addition to the covers, the album will feature nine original tracks, including a collaboration with Stevie Nicks called “What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You.” The lead single, “Word of Fire,” is scheduled for release on May 11th. The album will close with two all-star collaborations, the first being the Beatles reunion with Parton, Frampton, and Fleetwood for “Let It Be,” and the second being a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” with Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle, and posthumous vocals from Ronnie Van Zandt.
The album is a really great idea from Dolly Parton and those in on it. While Parton will be going into the Hall Of Fame, she’s also giving back to rock in a sense with this album as she’s using it almost as a vessel to include rock stars from the past and present to highlight how much the genre has given and been through over the many years since it was first formed.
We are extremely excited to hear what comes out of this and what comes next.