Dolly Parton Releases Moving and Reflective Cover of “What’s Up?” Featuring Linda Perry

Published September 22, 2023 / Last Updated September 22, 2023
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Listen to “What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)” from Dolly Parton’s Upcoming Rockstar Album

Music Video For New Single Premieres Worldwide Via MTV & CMT With Paramount Times Square Broadcast

Dolly Parton has released the latest track off her upcoming Rock n’ Roll album, Rockstar (available on November 17th via Butterfly Records) – a stirring rendition of the ‘90s hit, “What’s Up?,” which features the song’s writer and lead singer, Linda Perry. A song about the at-times, overwhelming pressures of the world around us and the need for release. Dolly’s angelic and hopeful voice ushers in a sense of promise for a better tomorrow.

“First of all, I love Linda Perry,” Dolly shared. “Second of all, I love this song written by Linda. Third of all, I love being a part of this video to try to make people think about what’s going on in this world today. Shout out to the little children that helped with the video! If our children don’t make it, then what will? Again, I ask ‘What’s Up?’ Enjoy.”

“How is one supposed to react when the greatest and most prolific songwriter in the world wants to cover a song YOU wrote? Her version of ‘What’s Up?’ is so good,” Linda said. “Her spin on it made me feel like it was her song. No surprise there. Being on set making the video was a comfortable easy experience. The vibe on set was chill and Dolly and I got to catch up and laugh a lot. I could go on and on, obviously I’m a fan!”

WATCH: “What’s Up?” Music Video (feat. Linda Perry)

MTV/CMT Exclusive HERE now
YouTube from Saturday, Sept 23rd 10am ET HERE

Filmed at Eakin Elementary School in downtown Nashville on one of 2023’s hottest days of the year and directed by Steve Summers (produced by NOZ Entertainment), the touching video airs September 22 exclusively on MTV and CMT/CMT Music/CMT on Pluto TV (check local listings for times), as well as on their iconic Times Square billboard. The video will then be released via YouTube and all other streaming platforms beginning September 23 at 10am ET.

Below are additional airdates for MTV/CMT programming featuring Dolly and her upcoming Rockstar album:

CMT, MTV & PARAMOUNT TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARD – DOLLY “WHAT’S UP? (FEAT. LINDA PERRY)” PREMIERE
Airs: Friday 9/22 beginning at 6am ET across CMT, CMT Music, CMT Equal Play (Pluto), MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop (Pluto) and Paramount’s Times Square Billboard.

MTV FRESH OUT LIVE – DOLLY “WHAT’S UP? (FEAT. LINDA PERRY)”
Airs: Friday 9/22 at 5pm ET on MTV

CMT HOT 20
11/11 at 9am ET on CMT
11/12 at 9am ET on CMT

MTV FRESH OUT LIVE – DOLLY “ROCKSTAR”
Airs: Friday 11/17 at 5pm ET on MTV

DOLLY PARTON “I WANT MY MTV”
11/17, MTV Live
11/17 at 18:00, CMT Australia
11/17 at 19:00 GMT, MTV Music (UK)
11/17 at 19:45 GMT, MTV Live Int’l (global)
11/17 at 21:30 CET, MTV Germany
11/21, MTV Hits (France)

CMT AUSTRALIA – “IT’S A DOLLY-THON”
11/17 from 3pm – 6pm
*Celebrate the premiere of Dolly’s “I Want My MTV” episode with 3 hours of all things Dolly featuring her entire videography.

Pre-Order Rockstar, Available November 17

Releasing November 17, Rockstar is now available for pre-order and set for global release as a 4 LP set, a 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

Team DollyDolly Parton Releases Moving and Reflective Cover of “What’s Up?” Featuring Linda Perry

Dolly Parton Releases Her Powerful Rendition of Rock Classic “Let It Be”

Published August 18, 2023 / Last Updated August 18, 2023
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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood Join Dolly Parton on “Let It Be” From Her Eagerly Anticipated Album Rockstar

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dolly Parton, has released the next track from her upcoming Rockstar album – “Let It Be,” now available to stream. Dolly was joined by fellow musical titans Paul McCartney (vocals/piano), Ringo Starr (drums), Peter Frampton (guitar) and Mick Fleetwood (additional percussion) to create the emotively impactful rendition of this classic Beatles hit.

“Well, does it get any better than singing ‘Let It Be’ with Paul McCartney who wrote the song? Not only that, he played piano! Well, it did get even better when Ringo Starr joined in on drums, Peter Frampton on guitar and Mick Fleetwood playing percussion,” Dolly shared. “I mean, seriously, how much better does it get? Thanks guys!”

Pre-Order Rockstar, Available November 17

As one of the year’s most-anticipated album releases, Rockstar features Dolly taking on some of the most adored songs in Rock n’ Roll history.

She has already released two songs from the album – the new, original song she wrote with producer Kent Wells “Bygones (feat. Rob Halford)” which reached No.1 on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart and “Magic Man (Carl Version) (feat. Ann Wilson),” as well as her original song, “World on Fire,” which also reached the No.1 Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart the month of its release.

Releasing November 17, Rockstar is now available for pre-order and set for global release as a 4 LP set, a 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

Team DollyDolly Parton Releases Her Powerful Rendition of Rock Classic “Let It Be”

Dolly Parton Releases Two New Tracks From Her Hotly-Anticipated “Rockstar” Album

Published June 16, 2023 / Last Updated June 19, 2023
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Listen to “Magic Man (Carl Version) (feat. Ann Wilson)” with special guest Howard Leese and “Bygones (feat. Rob Halford)” with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5

Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dolly Parton has released two new tracks from her forthcoming Rockstar album, arriving November 17. The original song “Bygones (feat. Rob Halford)” with special guests Nikki Sixx and John 5 and a personalized cover of the Rock classic “Magic Man (Carl Version) (feat. Ann Wilson)” with special guest Howard Leese are available now. The second and third tracks follow the release of Dolly’s self-penned lead single “World On Fire,” which became a No. 1 song on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart upon release last month.

“’Bygones’ is an original song of mine featuring Rob Halford from Judas Priest with Nikki Sixx and John 5. It is one of my very favorites on the whole album,” Dolly shared. “The song fits with so many couples and coupling my voice with Rob, one of my all-time favorites, made it even more special.”

“I’ve always wanted a reason to sing ‘Magic Man’ by Heart and it was one of my first choices for the album. I was so happy that Ann Wilson agreed to sing it with me. Nobody can out sing Ann, but I gave it my darndest, and we added a few lines that were not in the original. We wanted to have a few things that made it seem like ours. Hope I’ve made you proud. I think it’s magic!”

Pre-Order Rockstar, Available November 17

Dolly joined forces with some of Rock music’s most legendary artists, along with today’s biggest stars, for her first-ever Rock album, Rockstar. Inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly teamed up with an all-star roster of musicians for the 30-song collection, which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic rock anthems. Releasing November 17, 2023, Rockstar is now available for pre-order and will be available as a 4 LP set, 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

Team DollyDolly Parton Releases Two New Tracks From Her Hotly-Anticipated “Rockstar” Album

Dolly Parton Premieres “World On Fire” During the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards

Published May 12, 2023 / Last Updated May 12, 2023
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Dolly Parton closed the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards with a premiere performance of “World On Fire” from her upcoming album Rockstar.

Dolly Parton joined Garth Brooks to co-host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, which streamed live on Prime Video May 11, 2023, from the Ford Center in Frisco, TX. Closing out the show, Dolly gave everyone a sneak peek of her highly-anticipated Rock album Rockstar, with a premiere performance of the lead track from the album, “World On Fire.”

Official “World On Fire” Lyrics

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

Now I ain’t one for speaking out much
But that don’t mean I don’t stay in touch
Everybody’s trippin’ over this or that
What we gonna do when we all fall flat

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
What we gonna do when it all burns down

I don’t know what to think about us
When did we lose in God we trust
God Almighty, what we gonna do
If God ain’t listenin’ and we’re deaf too

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

Don’t get me started on politics
Now how are we to live in a world like this
Greedy politicians, present and past
They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit ‘em in the ass
Now tell me what is truth
Have we all lost sight

Of common decency
Of the wrong and right
How do we heal this great divide
Do we care enough to try

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
What we gonna do when it all burns down

Billy got a gun, Joey got a knife
Janey got a sign to carry in the fight
Marching in the streets with sticks and stones
Don’t you ever believe words don’t break bones

Oh, can we rise above
Can’t we show some love
Do we just give up
Or make a change

We know all too well
We’ve all been through hell
Time to break the spell
In heaven’s name

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Show some love
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire,
Still got time to turn it all around)

Let’s rise above
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let’s make a stand
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let’s lend a hand
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Still got time to turn it all around)

Let’s heal the hurt
(Liar, Liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let kindness work
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let’s be a friend
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let hatred end
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do)

Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down

Pre-Order Rockstar, Available November 17

Dolly joined forces with some of Rock music’s most legendary artists, along with today’s biggest stars, for her first-ever Rock album, Rockstar. Inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly teamed up with an all-star roster of musicians for the 30-song collection, which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic rock anthems. Releasing November 17, 2023, Rockstar is now available for pre-order and will be available as a 4 LP set, 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

Team DollyDolly Parton Premieres “World On Fire” During the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards

“Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” Co-Hosted By Miley Cyrus And Dolly Parton

Published January 2, 2023 / Last Updated February 9, 2023
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Watch performances by Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus from the 2023 NBC special “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party.”

Dolly Parton co-hosted and performed with her goddaughter Miley Cyrus during the live NBC special, “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” on Saturday, December 31. Miley and Dolly performed a medley of “Wrecking Ball” and “I Will Always Love You” as well as popular songs “I Love Rock n’ Roll,” “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Jolene.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEdAFDl_2g4

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party

Last year’s “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” was the #1 most social entertainment special across all of TV in 2021 (excluding awards) and delivered NBC’s best New Year’s Eve viewership in both the 18-49 and 18-34 demos since 2014.

This year’s star-studded event, executive produced by “Saturday Night Live” creator and EP Lorne Michaels, aired live on NBC from Miami on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET, featuring an A-list lineup of musical performances and special guests.

In order to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal proudly presented the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works, with additional audio narration available to describe the rich visuals of the special.

“Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and Miley Cyrus. Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager executive produced for Den of Thieves. It’s also produced by Tish Cyrus’ Hopetown Entertainment, and directed by Joe DeMaio.

Promotional Teaser Photos

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