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The Legendary Dolly Parton Delivers a Blistering and Scathing Rebuke of the State of the World on Fiery New Single

by Rich and Laura Lynch

It's the one we've been waiting for. Dolly Parton is transitioning from Country to Rock - and just like everything else about her - she's doing it in a very big way. The first single from her much anticipated Rockstar album arriving later in the year has dropped. Titled "World On Fire" - the surprising, scintillating and sermonesque rocker finds Parton preaching a message of fire and brimstone just like her grand-daddy did all those years ago in the Great Smoky Mountains.


"This is a song I felt very inspired to write. I think it speaks about everything and to everyone this day and time," Parton said at a media event in Dallas announcing the single's release. "I hope it is something that will touch you and maybe touch enough people to want to make a change for the better."

As for the rest of the album, well the global superstar and recent Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee is not burning bridges. Parton has joined forces with some of Rock music's brightest luminaries along with today's biggest stars for her first-ever Rock album, Rockstar. The ever-evolving Parton teamed up with an all-star roster of musicians for the 30-song collection which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic Rock anthems. Rockstar is set for global release on November 17th via Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group and will be available as a 4 LP set, a 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

"I'm so excited to finally present my first Rock and Roll album Rockstar! 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!"

Rockstar Track Listing:
• 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)

About Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Achieving 27 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton is the first artist to have topped the Billboard's Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 48 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 50+ years.

In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. She has garnered eleven Grammy Awards and 51 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People's Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 2020, she released the Christmas album "A Holly Dolly Christmas" which went #1 on the Billboard Country and Holiday charts, as well released the bestselling coffee table book "Songteller: My Life in Lyrics." In 2021, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for the film "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square" and in December 2022, she released on NBC an all-new original holiday movie called "Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas" with her starring as well as producing; it was the most watched film of that year and the two years prior.

To date, Parton has donated over 205 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children's book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library's 100 millionth book donation. In March of 2022, Parton released the book Run Rose Run which she co-authored with James Patterson which sat at # 1 on the New York Times Bestseller's List for 5 weeks, a record for this decade. She also released an accompanying album of the same name with original songs inspired by the book which reached #1 on three charts simultaneously --- Country, Americana/Folk and Bluegrass Albums. From her "Coat of Many Colors" while working "9 to 5," no dream is too and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.

Related Links: For more information on DOLLY PARTON and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - Dolly Parton | Big Machine Label Group


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