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Dolly Parton drops cover of Wrecking Ball with Miley Cyrus

Dolly Parton dropped her cover of the song Wrecking Ball with Miley Cyrus, as part of the promotional push for her first-ever rock album Rockstar

Published: 08:55 BST, 20 October 2023 | Updated: 09:02 BST, 20 October 2023 Dolly Parton makes her first foray into the rock n’ roll genre with Rockstar, her 49th solo studio album of her career that dates back to 1956 when she was just 10-years-old. While the new full-length record doesn’t drop until November 17, The Queen Of Country did continue on with the promotional push with the release of her cover version of Wrecking Ball, which was first recorded by Miley Cyrus. Parton, who’s a country music living legend, appears to be going all in and having fun with the idea of working with a more rock sound after 44 Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles during her storied career. The rural Tennessee native, now 77, took to her Instagram page and shared a photo of herself all dolled up next to Cyrus, who just happens to also be her goddaughter. ‘Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)” Out Now!’ Parton announced in the caption of the promotional post. Ready to rock: Dolly Parton, 77, released a cover version of Wrecking Ball, featuring Miley Cyrus, as part of the promotional push for her first-ever rock album Rockstar; she’s seen in June 2023 Wrecking Ball, which was originally featured on Cyrus’s fourth studio album Bangerz, was a big hit for the pop star in the late summer of 2013. Used as the second single to the album, the so went on to debuted at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, but subsequently became Cyrus’ first number-one song on the chart. When Parton got the idea to  toughen up her sound she decided to pick  a number of rock songs for an array of different artists Eventually, the Jolene singer-songwriter began the promotional push for Rockstar with the release of the single, World On Fire, on May 11, which is one of the original songs Parton wrote for the album. The following day she kicked things into overdrive, with another Instagram post: ‘Are you ready for ‘Rockstar?’ Box Sets, Vinyl and CDs are available now for pre-order! Grab some before they’re gone #dollyrockstar’ Dressing the part, Parton incorporated her one-of-a-kind style and look with some of the fashion of rockers from yesteryear. In the promo picture she sat behind the wheel of a hot rod decked out in snakeskin design shirt and matching skirt that hugged her famous curves from top to bottom. Just over a month later Magic Man would be the follow up single, featuring Anne and Nancy Wilson of the iconic rock band Heart. Joining forces: Parton, who is also goddaughter to Cyrus, does a duet with Cyrus on her cover of Wrecking Ball that was originally recorded by the pop star in 2013 The Queen Of Country looks all rocked out in new promotional photos for Wrecking Ball and Rockstar Chart topper: Used as the second single to Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz album, the song went on to debut at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, but subsequently became Cyrus’ first number-one song on the chart The ladies are just two of a number of bonafide rockers to sign on to be apart of Parton’s first attempt at a more rock sound. The list of rock collaborations includes the likes of Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Nikki Sixx and John 5 of Motley Crue, Sting, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, and Richie Sambora, formerly of Bon Jovi. There’s also collaborations with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Warren Hayes, best known for his work with The Allman Brothers, Peter Frampton, Brandi Carlile, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Pink, and Kevin Cronin of REP Speedwagon. Parton became Cyrus’s godmother after she worked alongside her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, and formed a close relationship in the early 1990s. Last year, the I Will Always Love You singer and songwriter was honored with her entree into the e Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Initially confused with the idea of a country music artist being inducted into the hallowed halls of rock, Parton grew to understand her tribute, and then got the itch to finally record a rock record. Stripped down Miley: The pop star received a lot of media attention with Wrekcing Ball due to her more revealing ensembles and more provocative lyrics, following years of playing Hannah Montana for the Disney Channel Family matters: Parton became Cyrus’s godmother after she worked alongside her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, and formed a close relationship in the early 1990s With a career dating back to 1956, Parton has had 25 songs reach number one of the Billboard country music chart, which is a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). The I Will Always Love You songwriter also has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles. Parton has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Parton is also in promo mode for her new fashion photo book – Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones – which became available for purchase on October 17.

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