Dolly Parton is to cover tracks from the Rolling Stones, Prince, and Lynyrd Skynyrd on her upcoming rock album.
The singer who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, has confirmed covers of these artists on an album which will also feature Journey singer Steve Perry.
Parton also revealed ambitions to include a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ from the band’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
‘I’m a rock star now’
Speaking on The Jimmy Fallon Show recently, Dolly Parton revealed that this album titled ‘Rock Star’, will arrive next Autumn.
Parton also addressed the recent controversy regarding her U-Turn over her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
“I’m a rock star now – that’s what they say!”, the country singer laughed.
“That was such an honor. You know, I’m making an album too because I have to live up to all that hype. Honestly, I was sincere – I didn’t mean to start any controversy, but when they said they wanted to put me in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I always thought that was for people who spent their whole life working to be in rock ‘n’ roll. You don’t see Led Zeppelin in the Country Music Hall of Fame…although they could!”
“I found out it was more than that”, she continued. “So, when I realized what it was, I said if they put me in anyway, I would certainly accept it gracefully. Which I did; I even wrote a song about it to kinda tell the story about it”.
Insisting that she is “very honoured” to be included among this year’s inductees, Parton also added this.
“I’d always thought I might want to do a rock record, because my husband is a rock ‘n’ roll freak. I thought, ‘If I’m ever gonna do it, now’s the time. It’s gonna come out next fall, and you know what I’m calling it: Rock Star… I am going to have some cameo people…we’re gonna have some great iconic songs like ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,’ ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ ‘Free Bird”.
Dolly Parton also launched her new line in dog apparel and acessories. More on this here.