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Dolly Parton Rockstar Album Review

Superstar Dolly Parton’s new album, Rockstar, was released on November 17, 2023.

This is her first true rock album.

It is a double album that includes 9 new original songs, plus 21 cover songs.

Several other famous singers/musicians are on this album.  Some of whom appear on their songs that Dolly covered, as well as some on her new songs.

I really like the whole album.

I love hearing my hero Rob Halford of Judas Priest singing with Dolly on one of her new songs Bygones.  And Nikki Sixx and John 5 of Motley Crue are playing bass and guitar, respectively, on it.

Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers and solo fame is on one of her new songs called Bittersweet.

The last of The Beatles (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) appear on her cover of Let It Be, along with Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood.

Frampton also appears on her cover of his song Baby I Love Your Way.

I really like her versions of Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Purple Rain (Prince), Magic Man (Heart cover with Heart singer Ann Wilson), Night Moves (Bob Seger cover w/Chris Stapleton), Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John cover also featuring Elton), Long As I Can See The Light (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover featuring John Fogerty of CCR), and really everything else.

Her original I Dreamed About Elvis is fun.

Again, I really like this album.

It’s fun.  It rocks.  It’s emotional.  It’s just great songs.

I’m glad Dolly made this album.

Thank you for it.



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