Dolly Parton Celebrates Her Birthday by Surprising Fans With Her Deluxe "Rockstar" Album
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Dolly Parton Celebrates Her Birthday by Surprising Fans With Her Deluxe “Rockstar” Album

On a chilly January 19, 1946, the world welcomed Dolly Parton in a quaint one-room cabin nestled along the banks of the Little Pigeon River in Pittman Center, Tennessee. Dolly’s roots ran deep in a simple farming family of twelve siblings. Her journey into the world of music began in the church, where her angelic voice was first heard. Quickly recognized for her talent, she soon found herself singing for local radio and television programs in East Tennessee, and at the tender age of 13, she recorded her debut single, “Puppy Love.”

Fast forward to today, and Dolly Parton, now a venerable 78-year-old, stands as country music royalty. Boasting more than 100 million records sold, 26 No. 1 singles, 11 Grammy Awards, 10 CMA Awards, and a multitude of other honors, Dolly’s impact on country music is immeasurable.

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In a delightful birthday surprise for her fans, Dolly took to social media in the early hours of her 78th birthday to unveil a special gift. She announced the release of a deluxe version of her latest album, Rockstar, featuring four never-released songs and “a few others you may have heard before that were not on the album.”

Among the bonus tracks are live versions of her classics like “Rockin’ It,” “Mama Never Said,” and “Stay Out of My Bedroom” from the 1984 Rhinestone soundtrack. The musical journey continues with covers of iconic tunes such as Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Eddie Money’s “Two Tickets to Paradise,” a reimagined take on “Jolene” with Italian rock band Måneskin, and renditions of classics like Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Billy Joel’s “The Entertainer,” and the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”

Dolly Parton’s venture into rock ‘n roll with Rockstar, her first-ever rock album, became a reality on November 17, 2023. Following her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, Dolly fulfilled her promise to create a rock album, collaborating with legends like Sting, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Pat Benatar, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more.

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Rockstar made an indelible mark, debuting at an impressive number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing its place as Dolly Parton’s highest-charting album in her illustrious career.

For those eager to dive into the musical magic, Rockstar (Deluxe) is now available on all streaming platforms. Don’t miss the chance to experience Dolly Parton’s latest masterpiece. Check out the music video for “We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You” from the album Rockstar below!

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