Dolly Parton’s debut “rock” album will be released on November 17. Yesterday she released its whopping 30-long track listing. Rockstar features 21 covers and nine new songs.
It also boasts a wealth of special guests, including several queer legends. This includes Elton John, Linda Perry, Brandi Carlile, Melissa Etheridge, and Rob Halford.
The full track listing for Rockstar is below.
- “Rockstar” (special guest Richie Sambora)
- “World on Fire”
- “Every Breath You Take” (feat. Sting)
- “Open Arms” (feat. Steve Perry)
- “Magic Man” (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
- “Long As I Can See The Light” (feat. John Fogerty)
- “Either Or” (feat. Kid Rock)
- “I Want You Back” (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
- “What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You” (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
- “Purple Rain”
- “Baby, I Love Your Way” (feat. Peter Frampton)
- “I Hate Myself For Loving You” (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
- “Night Moves” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
- “Wrecking Ball” (feat. Miley Cyrus)
- “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
- “Keep On Loving You” (feat. Kevin Cronin)
- “Heart Of Glass” (feat. Debbie Harry)
- “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ (feat. Elton John)
- “Tried To Rock And Roll Me” (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
- “Stairway To Heaven” (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
- “We Are The Champions”
- “Bygones” (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
- “My Blue Tears” (feat. Simon Le Bon)
- “What’s Up?” (feat. Linda Perry)
- “You’re No Good” (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
- “Heartbreaker” (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
- “Bittersweet” (feat. Michael McDonald)
- “I Dreamed’ About Elvis (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
- “Let It Be” (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
- “Free Bird” (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)
“I’m so excited to finally present my first Rock and Roll album ‘Rockstar’!” Parton said in a statement. “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!”
Unfortunately, there’s no mention of one collaboration many gay fans were dreaming about: Dolly Parton and Cher. Parton had previously said she would have been up for working with the fellow icon.
Instead, another of the collaborations raised some eyebrows.
Wait a damn minute! Not kid rock! 🙅🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/ulZrfSfX3g— Alien Superstar ⭐️✨ (@drhymes_) May 9, 2023
Rock And Roll Hall of Fame
Why has Parton chosen to release a rock album now? Having built her career as a country singer, Parton was surprised to be nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame last year. She initially said she wished to decline and for her nomination to go to an actual rock star. However, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame people disagreed. They now induct people from a wide range of genres. Parton was duly awarded the honor last November and said she had perhaps better release a rock album.
Following the release yesterday of the album artwork and tracklisting, Parton today issued the first song from Rockstar. Check out “World On Fire” below.
UGH I can’t stand people sometimes. I am sure the collab happened *before* the beer can episode.
But he’s been a dick and an asshole for ever. We can always lift the needle off the record and place it back down on the following song.
Im sure it did, however Kid Rock has been a garbage person for quite some time now. Def. predating the beer can thing.
That may be but anybody coming for Ms. Dolly is an unforgivable idiot. I agree that we can just skip the song. That is what I will be doing.
Yes…….and IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII will always love you!
Def skipping song. He’s nauseating.
Agree with DZ! Coming for Dolly when we have real enemies out there is ridiculous.
Heard the first single ” Workd on Fire ” on youtube..very impressive..can’t wait for the full album .gonna be a wait till release Nov 17th…
Glad you liked it but I didn’t at all. Her voice is getting so reedy I found it hard to listen to. To each their own.
“I don’t know her.”
that’s what the Skip button is for people
The three people who stand out as not “iconic,” influential, nor relevant are Kevin Cronin, Miley Cyrus, and Kid Rock. Kevin Cronin wrote the song she’s covering, and while I wouldn’t say Cronin’s band is iconic, the song certainly is. Miley Cyrus is of course her god-daughter.
But the Kid Rock song doesn’t make sense. I googled if it’s a song Kid Rock wrote… Doesn’t seem like it. I’m not even sure what the song is. It really does seem like an odd collaboration. Are they old friends or something? I mean if Ellen can be friends with George Bush…
Never heard of Kid Rock!
Gouly Julie Annie
He’s famous for starting a fight in every Waffle House in Georgia.
Sarah Fukkkabee wants him for her state capitol mascot. Kid Little Rock………….(groan)
There’s no getting around the fact that Kid Rock is a jerk, but before people start crapping on Dolly, they might want to consider how much credibility they want to sacrifice on that. Dolly Parton is one of the very rare people that everyone loves, and part of that is because she’s incredibly skilled at rising above the noise. When people reach a point where they think a single song collaboration negates decades of that woman’s prolific work on behalf of everyone, boundless love and joy given to the world, lifting up our community, as well as many, many others, they’ve really lost site of what a divine presence walking among us looks like. Dolly Parton is probably the closest thing to an American saint that our country will ever see, and she does it with an uncommon dose of humility to boot! Truly an inspiration to us all!
Who is ”crapping on” Dolly Parton? I thought we were just crapping on Skid Mark Rock.
Just heard a clip and her voice is really not good. She thinks she can do any kind of music and people will buy it because she’s working with famous people. And the Kid Rock choice is unfathomable. He was a jerk way before shooting beer cans. Ya can’t have it both ways, dear.
Bro, that is not what she “thinks” and you were born half a second ago if you think Dolly’s singing is “not good”.
GrantS, your typing isn’t that good.
And YOU can’t have it ALL your way. One questionable choice out of 30 songs is still a good percentage in my book. Nobody here praising her good choices of who she’s singing with. Her cup is way more than half full, so I think we should be proud of that. Personally, I didn’t find anything wrong with her voice, but I’ve always loved her and her voice.
And her astronomically huge tits. WE LOVE YOU DOLLY!
We be werking 9 to 5. xoxox
Reading the track list, there’s WAY more good stuff there than not, and Kid Rock, like his dick, is a small, small part of it — and no, I don’t know that from personal experience, but he screams small D energy. On the pre-order list it goes!
Knowing Dolly, Kid Rock agreed to record with her? Maybe there’s hope. But this IS the guy Nashville Scene magazine called “a human pedal tavern.”
I’m not happy about it. But Dolly IS all about finding the good in everyone.
Having said that, talk about dragging the bar down. The Beatles on the same record as Kid Kock? Hard to forgive.
Sorry, but she’s Dolly Parton. It isn’t problematic or she wouldn’t have done it.
You know all that fawning nonsense you’re always printing about Madonna? She isn’t Dolly Parton or anywhere in the vicinity.