…By Henry George for TDPel Media.
A Legendary Lineup on Rockstar Album
Country music icon Dolly Parton’s upcoming record, Rockstar, set to release on November 17, boasts an impressive roster of rock legends, including Sir Elton John, Sting, and former Beatles Sirs Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
However, when it comes to collaborating with Miley Cyrus, Parton’s connection runs even deeper, as she considers Cyrus to be family.
A Bond Beyond Music
Speaking at a press conference in London, Parton expressed her love for Cyrus, revealing their longstanding relationship. Parton explained, “I’ve known Miley before she ever got here when she was conceived.”
Their bond began when Parton worked with Cyrus’ father, Billy Ray Cyrus, during his hit song “Achy Breaky Heart” days.
Parton even toured with Billy Ray for several years.
Eventually, Cyrus became Parton’s goddaughter, solidifying their familial connection.
Parton described Cyrus as a daughter or sister figure in her life.
Collaborating on “Wrecking Ball”
On Parton’s latest album, she and Cyrus perform a duet of Cyrus’ chart-topping 2013 hit, “Wrecking Ball.”
The duo first performed the song together on a televised New Year’s Eve special in the US, garnering enthusiastic responses from fans.
Parton shared her excitement about the collaboration, stating, “That’s one of my favorite tracks on the whole album.
I love that song, and I love Miley. I think her voice is really beautiful.”
Exploring Gospel and Future Collaborations
While Parton remains rooted in country music, she expressed her desire to venture into gospel music, aiming to create a spectacular project with uplifting messages.
She acknowledges her limited time and hopes to leave behind meaningful contributions for those who appreciate such music.
Parton also hinted at potential future collaborations, mentioning that Elton John recently asked her to sing on his upcoming album, to which she eagerly agreed.
Parton’s willingness to explore different genres and collaborate with diverse artists demonstrates her versatility and ongoing musical journey.
Dolly Parton’s Rockstar album showcases an extraordinary lineup of rock legends, including Miley Cyrus, with whom she shares a deep familial bond.
Their collaboration on “Wrecking Ball” highlights their musical chemistry and mutual admiration.
Parton’s eagerness to venture into gospel music reflects her desire to leave a lasting impact through uplifting messages.
As she continues to evolve as an artist, Parton remains open to future collaborations, as demonstrated by her willingness to contribute to Elton John’s upcoming album.
The Rockstar album promises to be a remarkable addition to Parton’s illustrious career, showcasing her enduring passion for music and her ability to bridge genres.
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