Dolly Parton talked with ET Online about her upcoming Rock Star album, which will feature collaborations with many in rock music, including Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, and many more. The album, however, will not feature a collaboration with Mick Jagger.
Dolly told ET Online that she”always had a crush” on the Rolling Stones frontman, joking, “I ran after him like a high school girl after a jock.”
She added, “There was a lot of people I wanted and a lot of people that would have been happy to do [it] and actually wanted to do it, but we never could either find the right song, or we never could get our schedules together before our deadline was over. But I love Mick Jagger no matter what. I’ll still be running after him all through the years. Maybe if I ever do another one, or maybe I can sing on one of his records.”
Parton said she is pretty happy with her forthcoming rock album, “I was really pleased. Like everything I do, I ask God to bless it and to guide me in it, and to let it be a blessing for everybody that’s involved in it. I’ve made some really good friends. It’s just really had a good, positive effect on everybody… It’s gonna get a lot of publicity, and everybody wanted to do their best for me. I wanted to do my best for them. So, because of that, we really came up with some great stuff.”
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Parton will be co-hosting the upcoming ACM Awards on May 11 on Prime Video, and she revealed on Good Morning America this week that she will be singing a song from her forthcoming rock album on the awards show.
Dolly said of the song she will perform, “It’s kind of fitting to the times; it’s called ‘World on Fire.’ ‘Liar, liar, the world’s on fire; whatcha gonna do when it all burns down.’ So, it’s really kind of about the times and how we can do a little better if we try–to try to heal the divide and just get along a little better.”
She added, “And so, it’s really got a great message to it, but it’s also good and solid–kind of like a rock anthem.”