(January 19, 2024 – Nashville, TN) Beloved global icon, Dolly Parton, is celebrating her birthday this year by surprising fans with a deluxe version of her genre-bending ROCKSTAR album – ROCKSTAR DELUXE is available now on all digital streaming platforms. Parton’s first-ever Rock album, ROCKSTAR, became her highest performing album in sales during its debut week and accumulated six on the Billboard charts. Additionally, ROCKSTAR lands at on Billboard’s the top-selling Country albums of 2023. The 39-song collection features an all-star roster of some of music’s greatest artists revisiting 21 classic Rock songs alongside 13 of Parton’s own original tracks.

What strikes us as a science fiction and fantasy radio station is that sometimes real life outstrips our imagination, and we never imagined that Dolly Parton would ever do a rock album, first of all, or secondly that it would actually be good. Her appearance on The Orville not withstanding, the release — and quality — of this album bears attention from anybody in the music business, not just the sci-fi fans.

The respect Dolly Parton has in the world of music is substantial. She got a bunch of collaborators to work with her on the album, and it’s a collectable work if you’re a fan of any of them.

The album features a number of superstar collaborations with the likes of Sting, Stevie Nicks, Peter Frampton, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Chris Stapleton, Lizzo, Elton John, P!nk, Brandi Carlile, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and there are some more in there too. The result is that the album is top shelf, produced at a level that makes Dolly Parton shine.

And of course, there’s her unmistakeable voice.

“The record is an event … it calls to mind a not-too-long-ago era when albums were cohesive pieces of content” – CNN

“5 out of 5 stars.” – American Songwriter

Now, in honor of her birthday, the legendary entertainer is giving fans even more Rock with the release of ROCKSTAR DELUXE which includes 9 additional tracks – five previously exclusive retailer tracks and four which have never been released.

Additional tracks for ROCKSTAR DELUXE:

  1. Rockin’ It (Live)
  2. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  3. Mama Never Said
  4. Two Tickets To Paradise
  5. Jolene (featuring Måneskin)
  6. Stay Out Of My Bedroom
  7. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  8. The Entertainer
  9. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Fans can celebrate Dolly’s birthday by clicking HERE for the ROCKSTAR DELUXE Album.

Hey fans and friends,
It’s my Birthday so I’m going to give you a present! I’m releasing four never released songs for my birthday, to go with the Rockstar album, and a few others that you may have heard before that were not on the album. I hope you enjoy them, and I hope you all have a happy birthday for me! LOL
Thanks for everything,

About Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered multi-hyphenate of all time and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her current album “Rockstar” made history by scoring the biggest album debut sales week of her seven-decade career and earning her six on the Billboard charts – Top Rock Albums, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Album Sales, Top Current Album Sales, and Independent Albums. The landmark album also claimed the spot on the Billboard 200 chart, her highest position ever. Achieving 27 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton is the first artist to have topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Rock Digital Songs, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 49 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 120 career-charted singles over the past 50+ years. On October 17, 2023, she released her second New York Times Best Seller coffee table book in a trilogy called “Behind The Seams: My Life in Rhinestones.” The first of the series was bestselling coffee table book “Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.”

In 2014, the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. She has amassed eleven Grammy Awards and 52 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.

Dolly has the largest fan base of all measured music artists in the YouGov database at with 198 million. She has the Q Score of all performers, solo and group. Dolly is one of only 25 celebrities in the E-poll database to have an E-score of 100 and has maintained that perfect rating for 8 years. She recently won Best Brand Award, Celebrity, Influencer and Fashion at the 2023 Licensing International Excellence Awards.

To date, Parton has donated over 222 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children’s book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library’s 100 millionth book donation. In March of 2022, Parton released the book Run Rose Run which she co-authored with James Patterson which sat at # 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List for 5 weeks, a record for this decade. She also released an accompanying album of the same name with original songs inspired by the book which reached on three charts simultaneously — Country, Americana/Folk and Bluegrass Albums. From her “Coat of Many Colors” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.


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