Dolly Parton recently revealed she wanted to collaborate with Mick Jagger in her upcoming rock album. However, Jagger was looking for “something new and different,” and they kept missing each other. Parton collaborates with famous artists for her album, including Sting and Miley Cyrus.
During a recent press event, Parton spoke about Madonna’s health crisis. She shared that touring has “always been taxing,” and it’s even more challenging as artists get older.
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Dolly Parton Says She ‘Wanted Mick Jagger So Bad’
During a recent interview with the Daily Mail‘s Eden Confidential, Dolly Parton discussed her upcoming rock and roll album. The country music icon revealed that she wanted to collaborate with Mick Jagger but missed the opportunity. She thought The Rolling Stones star would be the perfect person for a rock duet.
Parton revealed that her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, is a follower and fan of Jagger and The Rolling Stones. She said, “I wanted Mick Jagger so bad because my husband loves him, and I wanted him to sing on (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, but he wanted something new and different, which I don’t blame him for.”
Parton further shared that she and Jagger “kept looking for the right song” but couldn’t decide on time. She added, “He was doing an album in LA, and I was doing stuff in Nashville, and I kept missing him, but he wanted to do it.”
Dolly Parton Is Releasing A Rock Album And Memoir
Parton recently revealed that she’s collaborated with some of the most famous names in Rock and Roll for her album. The singer featured stars like Sting, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Chris Stapleton, Lizzo, Elton John, and Miley Cyrus. The album is Parton’s first Rock project and will debut in November.
According to Billboard, the album contains 30 tracks, nine original songs, and remixes of 21 iconic rock songs. These include “Purple Rain,” “Night Moves,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Free Bird,” and “We Are the Champions.
Parton has also revealed that she’s working on a new memoir, Behind The Seams: My Life in Rhinestone, which will be released in October. The biography details Parton’s passion for beauty and fashion and how she created her style over the years. The last biography the singer released was in 2020, titled Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.
She Prefers To Be ‘Close To Home
Parton’s last music tour was 2016 her Pure and Simple Tour. It featured hundreds of performances in over 60 cities across Canada and the US. However, the “Jolene” hitmaker shared that she prefers to be “close to home” than on the road, performing through the night.
She said, “So we’re close to home, and I just really do prepare, just like coming over for this; we had a band, and before, I had to cancel once – my husband was sick at the time, but he’s fine now, but you do plan, and I do not plan to tour at this time.”
Dolly Parton Speaks On Madonna’s Recent Health Crisis
At a recent press event to promote the new album and upcoming memoir, Parton spoke briefly on Madonna’s current health crisis. The singer was recently rushed to the hospital because of a bacterial infection “after she was found unresponsive” in her home last week.
Parton said that touring has “always been taxing,” especially for aging musicians like her and Madonna. This also extends to preparing for albums and their release, as it’s a lot of work. Because of her health issues and recovery, Madonna might now postpone her upcoming Celebration Tour, which was meant to begin in a few months and span multiple countries.
According to reports, Madonna has been rehearsing for the tour since April this year and has been on a strict diet. The “Like A Prayer” singer worked six days per week despite her advanced age, contributing to her health breakdown.