How Dolly Parton’s Rock Star album came to be: Mick Jagger, crushes, and collaborations

Mick Jagger might have missed out on the chance of a lifetime…but Dolly’s still crushing on him and is ready to chase him down like a high schooler chasing a jock.

Hold on to your cowgirl hats, because Dolly Parton is about to unleash a rock ‘n’ roll storm with her upcoming album “Rock Star.” And let’s be honest, when Dolly freakin’ Parton teases a debut rock album, you better believe our ears are perking up.

If you are pondering the whys of the whole thing,  it turns out that that we have Parton’s “rock and roller” husband, Carl Dean to thank. He is the one who really lit the fire under her cowgirl boots to make this album a reality. Looks like love really can conquer all, even musical genres.

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Now, let’s talk about the star-studded lineup that Parton has assembled for “Rock Star.” Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Cher, P!nk, Brandi Carlile, John Fogerty, Steve Perry, Steven Tyler, and Elton freakin’ John are all on board for this ride. It’s like a musical Mount Rushmore that we can actually listen to.

Sure, Mick Jagger wasn’t available, but can you blame Parton for wanting to run after him like a high school girl after a jock? I mean, who wouldn’t want to collaborate with the man who wrote “Satisfaction”? But hey, we have a feeling that “Rock Star” is still going to be one heck of an album without him.

And don’t even get us started on the fact that Parton will be dropping the first single from the album next month, coinciding with the ACM Awards. Talk about a queen who knows how to build anticipation.

But let’s be real here, with Dolly Parton at the helm, we know that “Rock Star” is going to be a masterpiece. She’s a living legend who has blessed us with countless iconic country hits, and now she’s branching out into rock ‘n’ roll territory. All we can say is, bring it on, Dolly. We’re ready to rock.

Check out Dolly’s latest collab with Bebe Rexha here.