Dolly Parton releases track list for first-ever rock album

Dolly Parton has announced an exciting list of guest stars on the tracklisting for Rockstar  (PA Archive)
Dolly Parton has announced an exciting list of guest stars on the tracklisting for Rockstar (PA Archive)

Country music legend Dolly Parton will be joined by some big-name collaborators for her first-ever rock album.

Sir Elton John, Sting, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr will all feature on Rockstar - a 30-track opus which is due for release on November 17.

Parton, 77, said: “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.”

The album was inspired by Parton’s 2022 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and will comprise covers of classics.

Having accepted the award, Parton said she felt the need to “earn the right” by releasing a recording of rock songs.

She revealed the album on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on November 30 and the tracklisting was made public this week.

What is the tracklisting for Dolly Parton’s rock album?

Rockstar is Parton’s 49th album and she will release the first single World on Fire on Thursday, May 11.

Rockstar will be released on November 17 via Butterfly Records.

Here is the full list:

  1. "Rockstar" (with Richie Sambora)

  2. "World on Fire"

  3. "Every Breath You Take" (Sting; with Sting)

  4. "Open Arms" (Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry; with Perry)

  5. "Magic Man" (Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson; with A. Wilson and Howard Leese)

  6. "Long As I Can See the Light" (John Fogerty; with Fogerty)

  7. "Either Or" (with Kid Rock)

  8. "I Want You Back" (with Warren Haynes and Steven Tyler)

  9. "What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for You" (with Stevie Nicks and Waddy Wachtel)

  10. "Purple Rain" (Prince)

  11. "Baby, I Love Your Way" (Peter Frampton; with Frampton)

  12. "I Hate Myself for Loving You" (Desmond Child and Joan Jett; with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)

  13. "Night Moves" (Bob Seger; with Chris Stapleton)

  14. "Wrecking Ball" (Cirkut, Lukasz Gottwald, David Kim, Maureen McDonald, Stephan Moccio and Sacha Skarbek; with Miley Cyrus)

  15. "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; with Brandi Carlile and Pink)

  16. "Keep On Loving You" (Kevin Cronin; with Cronin)

  17. "Heart of Glass" (Debbie Harry and Chris Stein; with Harry)

  18. "Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John and Bernie Taupin; with John)

  19. "Tried to Rock and Roll Me" (featuring Melissa Etheridge)

  20. "Stairway to Heaven" (Jimmy Page and Robert Plant; with Lizzo)

  21. "We Are the Champions" (Freddie Mercury)

  22. "Bygones" (with John 5, Rob Halford, and Nikki Sixx)

  23. "My Blue Tears" (Parton; with Simon Le Bon)

  24. "What’s Up?" (Linda Perry; with Perry)

  25. "You’re No Good" (Clint Ballard, Jr.; with Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris)

  26. "Heartbreaker" (with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo)

  27. "Bittersweet" (with Michael McDonald)

  28. "I Dreamed About Elvis" (with The Jordanaires and Ronnie McDowell)

  29. "Let It Be" (John Lennon and Paul McCartney; with Mick Fleetwood, Frampton, McCartney, and Ringo Starr)

  30. "Free Bird" (Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant; with Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band, Gary Rossington, and Van Zant)