The legend of country has decided to publish new music to celebrate her 78 birthday with her fans
Dolly Parton has decided to surprise her fans on her birthday (January 19) by releasing the deluxe version of her album “Rockstar” which came out last year on November 17. The album was the first rock one for Dolly, that was mostly known for her country sound.
Dolly, born in Tennessee, published her first album “Hello, I’m Dolly” in 1963. Since then, Parton has recorded more than 50 studio albums and, by her own estimates, has written about 3,000 songs.
Nowadays, Dolly Parton is the most honored country singer-songwriter with 27 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on Billboard’s country charts. He has won eleven Grammy Awards and 51 nominations.
“Rockstar” is her 49th studio álbum, and she commented about it: “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the ‘Rockstar’ album and I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s finally here to be released. I really had a blast working with all these iconic artists on the record and all these iconic musicians “Not to mention all these great iconic songs that I think everyone will love to hear again. I just hope you enjoy my version of them.”
The default album counted with 30 songs. Between them, we could find 21 covers from another mythical songs from other artists such as Purple Rain, We Are the Champions, Every Breath You Take with Sting, and Let It Be with McCartney, Starr, Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood.
Also, this album features collaborations with artists like Stevie Nicks, Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler, Pat Benatar, Chris Stapleton, Pink and Brandi Carlile.
Furthermore, there are 9 original songs from Dolly Parton created for this project.
On the Deluxe Version, “Rockstar” adds 9 more songs, which means a total of almost 3 hours of rock on the voice of the Country queen. The one that has surprised the fans more is her hit “Jolene” as a collaboration with the Italian band Maneskin.
The one and only Dolly Parton keeps adding records to her professional career and showing how the age is just a number to keep successing in the music industry. Her energy is inexhaustible and her voice unique. One true artist that knows how to reinvent and grow.
CREDITS: Text by Gabriel Sánchez