Dolly Parton is a rare celebrity who is as well-liked, popular, and magnetic as she is.
Today is the 77th birthday of the queen of country music, and she has nothing left to accomplish after decades at the top and innumerable outstanding concerts and albums.
Dolly continues to be hungry for success and new challenges, which is perhaps not unexpected.
Parton is prepared to accept her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022 and wants to celebrate it by releasing an album that some could view as being outside of her comfort zone.
Last year, when it became clear that Dolly Parton was up for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a result of her illustrious career, fans were ecstatic.
However, if sources are to be believed, the diva herself was first hesitant to be considered for the award. According to reports, the singer Jolene thought that since her career has largely consisted of country music, other musicians could be better qualified to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
But in the end, the people had their say, and they determined that Dolly belonged there. Following her induction into the Hall of Fame in November, she immediately set out to make sure that her selection was appropriate.
You may know by now that Dolly is in the process of putting together a rock album – and yes, it’s going to be jam-packed with a who’s who of rock n’ roll icons.
Dolly gave The View an update on her forthcoming album on Tuesday, saying that she has already lined up giants like Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Steve Perry, Steven Tyler, and John Fogerty.
She reflected on being honored with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction by stating:
“I just didn’t feel like I had earned it but they explained to me why I was in it and all that so I said, ‘Well, if you insist on giving it to me, I’ll take it,’” she told the hosts of The View.
“But if I’m gonna be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I’m gonna have to do something to earn it.”
As yet, there’s no confirmed release date for Dolly’s album, but it’s said it would include covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”, as well as the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”.
Dolly also joked that she’s trying to get Mick Jagger onboard:
“I’m doing my best to try to get him on, but I did his song anyway.”
It’s already public knowledge that Cher is going to appear in some form on the album, though Dolly hasn’t yet decided what song she will make an appearance on.
“That’s gonna be a big thrill,” she said.
No matter how unusual her new album may seem, word of it will undoubtedly be well-received by admirers all across the world.
They suffered a setback when Dolly informed them that she would no longer be touring in an interview with Pollstar back in November.
”I’ll do special shows here and there, now and then,” she said.
“Maybe do a long weekend of shows or just a few shows at a festival. But I have no intention of going on a full-blown tour anymore.”
As long as Dolly Parton is happy and making music, I’m content. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say she’s one of the greatest musicals to ever grace a stage.
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