Dolly Parton’s promised rock album is currently in the works, and the country legend has a long list of artists she’s hoping to work with on it.
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominated Parton as one of its 2022 inductees earlier this year, she made headlines for initially declining the honor. “Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out,” she wrote in a March Twitter post.
Parton changed her mind, however, and even went so far as to promise fans a rock album in the near future. At the Rock Hall induction ceremony last month, where she performed alongside out Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, she debuted a new song that will reportedly be included on the album.
Now, Parton has revealed a few more details about the album, including all the cover tracks she plans to include. On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she told the host that she expects to release Rock Star next fall. She said that in addition to a few original songs, she’ll be covering Prince’s “Purple Rain,” the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” and Lynard Skynard’s “Freebird.”
According to Vulture, on the original broadcast, Parton also mentioned that she’s “notifying a few people” she hopes will guest on the album. Here’s a list of the names she reportedly dropped and their most iconic songs:
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin