Dolly Parton has entered the genre of rock music with a bang – collaborating with two of the world’s most legendary musicians in Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on her own version of the Beatles’ hit track “Let It Be,” which was originally released over 50 years ago.
“Does it get any better than singing “Let It Be” with @paulmccartney who wrote the song,” Parton shared to her Instagram, announcing the release of her third single from her album “Rockstar.”
“Not only that, he played piano! Well, it did get even better when [Ringo Starr] joined in on drums, [Peter Frampton] on guitar and [Mick Fleetwood] playing percussion. I mean, seriously, how much better does it get? Thanks guys,” she said.
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On Dolly Partons forthcoming collaborative album “Rockstar,” she sings “Let It Be” with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. (David M. Benett/Mike Marsland/Joe Maher/Getty images)
Starr, of course, was the famed Beatles drummer before embarking on a solo career after the band broke up. Frampton gained notoriety as the guitarist of Herd and Humble Pie. Fleetwood is known as being one of the founding members of Fleetwood Mac.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, pictured here with Barbara Bach (L) and Nany Shevell (R) were both featured on Dolly Parton’s new album, singing one of their old songs. (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Disney+)
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“Thanks Dolly for doing my song. I love your version and am very pleased to be by your side on this one. Rock on,” McCartney commented on Parton’s post.
After being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in May, the country icon shared she would be producing her own rock music, but not without a little help from her friends. Parton’s forthcoming rock album “Rockstar” will debut in the fall, and features tracks originally sung by the late Prince and Freddie Mercury as well as Sting and Miley Cyrus.
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Dolly Parton shared her desires to release a rock album after being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. (Sam Hodde/Getty Images for ABA)
“When I got nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I thought, well, no better time to do it.’ I had always wanted to do it,” Parton told Pollstar late last year of recording her own rock album.
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Parton has dedicated the album, which will be released November 17, to her husband, Carl Thomas Dean.
“My husband is a big hard rock ’n’ roll fan, and for years I thought, ‘One of these days I’d like to do an album mainly just for him, just to kind of do it.'”