Dolly Parton has officially released her new album, Rockstar. Here's which artists are featured and where you can listen

Dolly Parton has officially released her new album, Rockstar. Here's which artists are featured and where you can listen
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Last year, Dolly Parton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — arguably against her wishes.

Now, almost exactly a year later, she’s released her first rock ‘n’ roll album.

Here’s the line-up of big-name musicians joining her on the album and some of the songs you can expect to hear.

When did Dolly Parton’s new album come out?

The Jolene singer released her 49th solo studio album Rockstar on Friday, November 17.

This is Parton’s first rock album after more than 50 years in the country music industry.

Why has Parton released a rock album?

In 2022, Parton was one of 17 artists and groups considered for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

While Parton was grateful to be nominated, she shared a statement on her official social media pages announcing she didn’t feel she had “earned” the right to be nominated and didn’t want to take votes away from other nominees.

“I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out,” Parton wrote on Twitter.

Despite her humble request to reject the nomination, she was inducted in November.

“They were going to put me in anyway, so I just accepted it gracefully. But I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to have to earn my keep’,” she said.

And Parton has kept her promise, creating her first full-fledged rock album.

Which artists are featured on Rockstar?

Parton teamed up with plenty of A-listers and rock ‘n’ roll legends to accompany her on over 20 covers.

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The featured artists on Rockstar in the order of the track list are:

  • Sting
  • Steve Perry
  • Ann Wilson
  • John Fogerty
  • Kid Rock
  • Steven Tyler
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Peter Frampton
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Miley Cyrus
  • P!nk
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Kevin Cronin
  • Debbie Harry
  • Elton John
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Lizzo
  • Sasha Flute
  • Rob Halford
  • Simon Le Bon
  • Linda Perry
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Neil Giraldo
  • Michael McDonald
  • Ronnie McDowell
  • Paul McCartney
  • Ringo Starr
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

Are all the songs original?


The album contains nine original songs and 21 iconic rock covers including Prince’s Purple Rain, Queen’s We Are The Champions, and Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball.

What has she said about the album?

Parton announced the release on her social media on Friday.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of the Rockstar album,” she wrote.

“I really had a wonderful time working with all these iconic artists on the record and all these iconic musicians.”

Parton fans commented on her post in support of the new album.

“This album is immaculate,” one wrote.

“Yes!!!! You’ve always been a rockstar but now your rock album solidifies it,” another wrote.

Where can I listen to Parton’s new album?

The Rockstar album is available worldwide on digital, CD, Vinyl, and all streaming services.