Dolly Parton debuts new rock song at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

Dolly Parton debuts new rock song at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

The country icon also stated that she plans to release a rock album. “

Dolly Parton capped off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony with a performance of a rock song.

The country icon was inducted at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday night. She celebrated her new status as a rock star and reiterated her plans to release a record in her speech. “I’m a rock star now!” She said. “This is a very special evening for me.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 05: Dolly Parton performs onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Dolly Parton at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

| Credit: Kevin Kane/Getty for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Addressing her previous decision to remove herself from the nomination process, Parton said, “I’m sure a lot of you knew that back when they said they were gonna put me in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I didn’t feel like I had done enough to deserve that. It’s more than that. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I’m so honored and proud to be here tonight. “

The Grammy winner then revealed she wrote a new song, titled “Rockin’,” specifically for the event. Parton changed her outfit and walked on stage wearing a rock & roller leather outfit with chains and electric guitar.

Parton stated that if he wants to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame he must earn it. “And you thought that I couldn’t rock and roll.” The Zac brown Band . performed the new track.

Later, she was joined by Brandi Carlile, Pink, and fellow inductees Pat Benatar, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, and Judas Priest’s Rob Halford for a performance of her hit song “Jolene. “

In March, the Country Music Hall of Fame member asked for her nomination to be withdrawn . She stated, “Even though it is an honor and a great feeling to be nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” “I don’t want votes to be divided because of me, so I must respectfully bow down. “

The Hall declined Parton’s request to bow out, and she ultimately accepted the nomination. In a statement shared via social media, she stated that she would accept the nomination “of course” “Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and to everyone at @rockhall. I will continue to work hard to live up to this honor. “

Eminem, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Harry Belafonte, Elizabeth Cotten, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson were also honored at the ceremony.

Here’s a clip of Parton’s new song “Rockin'”.

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