Dolly Parton has revealed details for her long-awaited rock album, fittingly titled Rockstar, and the 30-track album is as star-studded as a Rock& Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The dual Country Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer pulled in rock legends including both surviving BeatlesStevie NicksStingElton John, and many more. Rockstar is out on November 17th.

Composed of 21 covers and nine original songs, the album hears Parton teaming up with the original authors and performers of interminable rock songs. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr join her for “Let It Be”, Peter Frampton chimes in on “Baby, I Love Your Way”, John Fogerty on “Long As I Can See The Light”, Debbie Harry on Blondie‘s “Heart of Glass”, and many more.

On other songs, Parton recruits top artists of today to tackle the hits of yesteryear. Subbing in for Mick Jagger on The Rolling Stones‘ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, Parton recruits P!nk and Brandi Carlile while Lizzo and her “Sasha Flute” deliver what will surely be an album highlight with a take on Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven”. The album culminates with a cover of “Free Bird” featuring the voice of late Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant and guitar from recently deceased Gary Rossington as well as drums from Artimus Pyle.

The saga of how country icon Dolly Parton came to record an album of rock covers falls somewhere between a middle finger to the Rock Hall and the ultimate display of Southern hospitality. After Dolly was nominated for induction last year, she respectfully attempted to withdraw her name from consideration, saying, “I don’t think I have earned that right.” The Rock Hall responded by saying it was too late and the ballots were already sent out, and when the votes came back Parton had garnered enough support for induction.

In order to earn her place in the hall, Parton revealed that she was working on a rock cover album featuring greats from throughout the decades. At the induction ceremony back in November, she exclaimed, “I guess I’m a rock star now!” before performing “Jolene” with an array of artists featured on the album including Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, P!nk, and Carlile.

The album’s lead single, “World on Fire”, drops on Wednesday. Parton will then premiere the track live on Thursday at the ACM Awards, which she is co-hosting with Garth Brooks.

Rockstar Tracklist

“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)

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