For her forty-ninth (yes, forty-ninth) solo studio album, the “I Will Always Love You” songstress has decided to lean into her rocker side. Fittingly, the album is titled Rockstar, and it pairs Parton with quite a slew of fellow famous musicians, including two Beatles—Paul McCartney, 81, and Ringo Starr, 83—who join her for a cover of “Let It Be.”
Dolly Parton Reunites Two Beatles for ‘Let It Be’ Cover: ‘How Much Better Does It Get?’
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“Let It Be” acts as the third single from Parton's forthcoming album, which is scheduled to hit stores and streaming services on November 17.
Not only does this cover of the classic Beatles single reunite the two surviving members of the Fab Four, but it also features guitar work from Peter Frampton and percussion from Mick Fleetwood (AKA the co-founder of Fleetwood Mac).
With the release of the single, Parton shared her excitement to Instagram, with a post that was captioned: “Does it get any better than singing “Let It Be” with @paulmccartney who wrote the song? Not only that, he played piano!”
The Tennessee native added, “Well, it did get even better when @ringostarrmusic joined in on drums, @mrpeterframpton on guitar and @mickfleetwoodofficial playing percussion. I mean, seriously, how much better does it get? Thanks guys! Go give it a listen [heart emoji].”
Prior to “Let It Be,” Parton released two singles from Rockstar, which included the new original song, “World on Fire,” as well as a cover of Queen’s “We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You.”
With nearly fifty studio albums to her name, Parton shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Just this year, she added three Guinness World Records to her résumé, bringing her grand total to ten.
Dolly sure takes that “9 to 5” mentality seriously.
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