Dolly Parton – World On Fire


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Dolly Parton’s latest solo studio album Rockstar is set for release on November 17, 2023. But in the meantime, the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree performed the album’s lead single ‘World on Fire’ at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards last night.

Scroll down to watch Dolly Parton: ‘World on Fire’ from Rockstar.

Dolly’s 49th album sees the country star firmly embracing rock and roll to channel her inner rockstar.  The album features 42 guest stars across nine original tracks and 21 cover versions.

Numerous singers join Dolly to duet on cover versions of their original hits. There’s Debbie Harry on ‘Heart of Glass’,  Elton John on ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, Sting on ‘Every Breath You Take’ and of course, goddaughter Miley Cyrus on ‘Wrecking Ball’.

Other guest artists include the surviving Beetles, Lizzo, Pink and Brandi Carlisle.

No Cher

Sadly, Cher does not score a look-in despite previously saying she’d be up for it.

Dolly said described her collaborators as some of the most iconic singers and musicians of all time.

“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!”

However, sadly it seems Dolly did find room for Kid Rock, the Trump-lovin’ far-right ‘musician’ who recently posted a video to Twitter shooting up cases of Bud Light cans with a submachine gun in response to the Dylan Mulvaney beat-up.

Also: Olivia Newton-John – Jolene ft. Dolly Parton.

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1 Comment

  1. Michael
    15 May 2023
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    IT also contains THE collaboration I am most keen for this, is Dolly joining Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on their 1ST timeless 1ST hit classic “Heartbreaker”. You know there are as many of us in/on this rainbow that finds well intended empathy from classic radio rock & roll, metal, just as much as the various pop we only ever see reviewed or presented within LGBTQIAetc press. Turn “Heartbreaker” up! wherever it is sequenced on this, it will be the album Highlight / Curtain Raiser!!

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