Dolly Parton Gives Advice to El Paso, Texas Musicians Leading Up to Her First Rock Album
Dolly Parton recently talked with KLAQ and gave some of the best advise any El Paso, Texas musician...really, any musician ANYWHERE...could get, "be true to yourself!"
Whether you're a wanna-be rock star, or someone who dreams of someday performing on the Grand Ole Opry stage, no matter your musical style, confidence is essential. Dolly said "you should be true to yourself in all things and that includes the way you dress." She's talking about "Dolly style," as described in her new book, "Behind the Seams, My Life in Rhinestones." It's the story of how she found a look that made her feel good, and owned it.
This is very similar to the advice Sir Elton John gave to Greta Van Fleet in 2017 at Elton John's Oscar Party. When Great Van Fleet played the Don Haskins Center in March their confidence through their flamboyant presentation radiated. From lead singer Josh Kiszka, to the Jake, Sam, and Danny, each mesmerized the audience throughout the magical evening.
Dolly also talked about whether or not this will be her only Rock album, her favorite performance, and the challenge with playing with such legendary rock stars. Click here for the full interview.
Rockstar is Dolly Parton's 49th studio album, and the roster of rock dignitaries help make this release an even more special event. Rockstar track listings include:
- Rockstar (special guest Richie Sambora)
- World on Fire
- Every Breath You Take (feat. Sting)
- Open Arms (feat. Steve Perry)
- Magic Man (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
- Long As I Can See The Light (feat. John Fogerty)
- Either Or (feat. Kid Rock)
- I Want You Back (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
- What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
- Purple Rain
- Baby, I Love Your Way (feat. Peter Frampton)
- I Hate Myself For Loving You (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
- Night Moves (feat. Chris Stapleton)
- Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
- Keep On Loving You (feat. Kevin Cronin)
- Heart Of Glass (feat. Debbie Harry)
- Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (feat. Elton John)
- Tried To Rock And Roll Me (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
- Stairway To Heaven (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
- We Are The Champions
- Bygones (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
- My Blue Tears (feat. Simon Le Bon)
- What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)
- You’re No Good (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
- Heartbreaker (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
- Bittersweet (feat. Michael McDonald)
- I Dreamed About Elvis (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
- Let It Be (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
- Free Bird (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)
It's no surprise that someone as talented and versatile as Dolly Parton could pull off such a project. Maybe we'll hear some of these songs on a future TV Special, or see them live in a video from a concert, or maybe it was just a moment in time. Regardless, well done. Welcome to Rock, Dolly.
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