DOLLY PARTON COLLABORATES WITH BEATLES' MCCARTNEY AND STARR ON "LET IT BE" COVER
Matt Case - August 18th
NASHVILLE — Music icon Dolly Parton has unveiled a remarkable rendition of the Beatles classic "Let It Be," featuring the legendary Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The notable track, enriched further with the contributions of Mick Fleetwood and Peter Frampton, is now available for listening, inviting fans to experience a unique musical fusion.
The newly-released song is a preview of Parton's forthcoming album, titled "Rockstar," which is slated for release on November 17. "Rockstar" promises a star-studded lineup of guest artists, embodying Parton's collaborative spirit and musical versatility. The accomplished artist has already shared four other songs from the album, including an original composition titled "World on Fire." Notably, Parton's musical journey on the LP also encompasses collaborations with Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Ann Wilson of Heart, and a reimagined cover of Queen's anthem "We Are the Champions."
The lineup of accomplished collaborators extends further, featuring luminaries such as Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Steve Perry, and Parton's goddaughter Miley Cyrus. The songstress revealed that "Rockstar" is, in part, a response to her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. Evidently a labor of love, Parton personally reached out to many of the featured artists, forging connections and weaving a tapestry of musical excellence.
In a prior statement, Parton expressed her gratitude for the collaborative journey, stating, "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." With anticipation building, Parton extended an invitation to music enthusiasts worldwide, hoping that the album's creation will be mirrored by the enjoyment it brings to listeners.
As the release date for "Rockstar" draws near, admirers of Dolly Parton and music aficionados at large eagerly await the full album, poised to embark on a harmonious voyage through a diverse tapestry of sounds and artists. The unique blend of talents showcased within this musical masterpiece underscores Parton's enduring impact on the music industry and her unwavering commitment to artistic exploration.