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Dolly Parton Breaks Personal Record With Debut Rock Album ‘Rockstar’

Dolly Parton Breaks Personal Record With Debut Rock Album ‘Rockstar’

Dolly Parton released her 49th solo album, Rockstar, earlier this month, breaking yet another record in her legendary music career. The 30-track record debuted at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking her highest-charting album to date.

Parton has achieved previous success with multiple top 10 entries, including Blue Smoke in 2014 and Trio in 1987, featuring Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. These albums both debuted at No. 6 on the charts.

“Wow, this is a big thrill!” Dolly Parton said in a statement. “I owe a thank you to the fans who have always been there for me. Their support made this achievement possible. I’d also like to thank my producer Kent Wells, all the wonderful artists, musicians, and engineers who brought their talents to this project.”

‘Rockstar’ is Dolly Parton’s Biggest Debut

According to a press release, Rockstar is Parton’s most successful debut and highest sales week in 30 years. The album tops multiple Billboard charts, including Top Rock Albums, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Album Sales, Top Current Album Sales, and Independent Albums. It also secures the second position on the Vinyl Albums and Tastemaker Albums charts.

The Grammy winner released Rockstar on November 17th. This 30-track set includes covers, original songs, and collaborations with artists like Paul McCartney, Elton John, Pink, Brandi Carlile, Melissa Etheridge, and Sting. The success comes just a year after Parton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Fans Are Still Buzzing Over Parton’s Halftime Performance

Of course, fans are still abuzz after Parton performed at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. The Country Queen radiated star power in a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader uniform, adding flair to her performance.

During her performance, Parton sported a personalized Cowboys cheerleader outfit. Her ensemble featured a white vest with blue stars, a revealing blue crop top, and white shorts. The design cleverly gave the illusion of a bare midriff. A bedazzled mesh covered her stomach and a dazzling crystal star gracefully placed over her belly button.

On November 23rd, she graced the stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show. She captivated the audience with her timeless classic “Jolene,” seamlessly transitioning to her chart-topping hit “9 to 5.” She then brought down the house with her rendition of Queen’s iconic anthem, “We Are the Champions.”