Dolly Parton Invites Fans To Theaters Worldwide For A Unique First Listen Of Her Upcoming ‘Rockstar’ Album

“Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event,” will premiere Wednesday, November 15.


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 25, 2023


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Dolly Parton’s brand-new Rockstar album is coming to a theater to you!

On the days leading up to the November 17 release of Parton’s first-ever rock project, fans will have the opportunity to attend, Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event, a unique cinema experience presented by Trafalgar. 

Big Screen Debut

Hitting the big screen on Wednesday, November 15 (with select encores on Thursday, November 16), this worldwide event will give fans the opportunity to hear a musical preview of one of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year.

Plus, the showings will feature a pre-recorded, exclusive interview with Dolly Parton herself, a never-before-seen performance of her holiday song “Circle Of Love,” and a rare delivery of her signature hit, “9 to 5.”

“I am excited to know that my fans around the world will be able to come together and be the first to hear a sneak peek of my Rockstar album,” says Dolly Parton. “I am so proud of this music, and I am humbled by all the wonderful artists who joined me. I cannot wait for people to hear it!”

In true Dolly Parton fashion, she will be donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket salesto Music Will and its global partner organizations. Music Will is the largest nonprofit music program in the US public school system that has spent more than two decades providing access to music education to over a million students who might not have otherwise had access in their schools. This organization also works with sister organizations around with world to expand awareness on the power of music education.

“Dolly Parton is such an icon in the music world and to be among the first to hear her new rock music collaborations is something we are so excited to bring to fans. From works with legendary artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Steven Tyler and other friends, this will be a magical evening with Dolly; our beloved Grammy-winning musical icon,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Content and Programming Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing. “The big screen is a wonderful way to bring people together to experience the power of music.”

Tickets to Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event are available beginning today at

Watch The Trailer

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Arriving on November 17 via Butterfly Records in partnership with Big Machine Label Group, Rockstar will feature 30 tracks, including nine Dolly Parton originals and 21 covers of some of the most iconic rock hits of all time. 

The album has already produced chart-topping hits including the original song “Bygones (feat. Rob Halford)” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart and another original, “World on Fire,” which also reached the No. 1 Billboard Rock Digital Songs chart the month of its release. 

Special Guests

Fans have already gotten a taste of the project through advanced releases of the classic “Let It Be” cover featuring a lineup of Rock legends such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood as well as “What’s Up?” with Linda Perry, “Magic Man” with Ann Wilson, “Bygones” with Rob Halford and more.

The string of star-studded collaborations continues throughout the project with iconic names like Steven Tyler, Warren Hayes, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Chris Stapleton, P!nk, Brandi Carlile, and many more. 

“Wrecking Ball” Out Now

Most recently, Parton teamed up with her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus to release a new version of “Wrecking Ball,” a tune that appears on Cyrus’ 2013 Bangerz album.

“When I heard ‘Wrecking Ball’ I almost wept in my car. When it started into the chorus it hit me like a wrecking ball,” Parton shared alongside the revamped song’s release. “I thought how great can a song be and how great can Miley Cyrus be? I thought, I have to have that song on my rock album and I have to have Miley sing it with me! I love it and I hope you do.” 

While she admitted she has no future plans to embark on a full tour, Dolly Parton has assured fans that she will not be retiring from the stage anytime soon. In fact, she is next slated to perform during the halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Commanders game this Thanksgiving. 

This epic performance will air CBS Sports on November 23, Thanksgiving Day, at 3:30 P.M. CST.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.