If you thought Dolly Parton was done rocking, you were sorely mistaken. Just days after the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer dropped her first rock album, Rockstar, the country icon dropped an expanded exclusive download version with two bonus tracks.
In addition to her take on Eddie Money’s 1977 burner “Two Tickets to Paradise,” the expanded Rockstar adds an urgent run through Dolly’s iconic “Jolene” aided by Italian rockers Måneskin. “Surprise! Did you all think I was done? I’m giving you not one but TWO more ‘Rockstar’ bonus tracks,” Parton, 77, wrote on Instagram of the tracks that are available exclusively on her official site.
The fresh tracks join the impressive roster of rock luminaries who joined Parton on her first foray into rock after more than six decades ruling the country charts. In addition to nine originals, Parton partners up on the 21 other songs with a number of their original performers, including Sting (“Every Breath You Take”), Heart’s Ann Wilson (“Magic Man”), John Fogerty (“Long As I Can See the Light”), Peter Frampton (“Baby, I Love Your Way”), Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (“I Hate Myself For Loving You”), goddaughter Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”) and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (“Let It Be”).
Upon the album’s release, Parton wrote a thank you note to her fans for following her down her latest creative path. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the Rockstar album and I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s finally here to be released!” she said on Instagram. “I really had a wonderful time working with all these iconic artists on the record and all these iconic musicians. Not to mention all these great iconic songs that I think everybody will love hearing again. I just hope you enjoy my version of them!”
Listen to Parton’s new version of “Jolene” below.