Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame inductee Dolly Parton carried out her signature hit “Jolene” at Saturday’s induction ceremony, main an all-star ensemble that included fellow inductees Rob Halford, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran‘s Simon Le Bon, Eurythmics‘ Annie Lennox and lots of extra.
Backed all through her efficiency by Zac Brown Band, Parton traded traces to her 1973 hit single with Pink (who inducted her), Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile together with the aforementioned inductees. The nation icon shared her microphone with Halford throughout the tune’s refrain, and her sparkly leather-based jumpsuit matched the Metallic God’s traditional all-leather apparel.
Parton additionally carried out a brand new authentic tune titled “Rockin’,” which she wrote only for the event. “It is a high-quality little tune, and it’s actual rock-y, so I will have one thing enjoyable to play off of, to ease among the pressure,” the singer instructed Pollstar of the tune, which references a lot of rock’s earliest pioneers.
Shortly after her nomination, Parton requested her title be eliminated from the poll, saying she did not really feel she had earned the best to be enshrined within the Rock Corridor. Later, nonetheless, she stated she would “settle for gracefully” if inducted. Throughout her speech, Parton joked in regards to the subject and declared triumphantly, “I am a rock star now!”
Earlier this yr, Parton vowed to make a rock album if she was inducted into the Rock Corridor. “I am not anticipating that I will get in. But when I do, I will instantly, subsequent yr, should put out an important rock ‘n’ roll album – which I’ve needed to do for years, like a Linda Ronstadt or Coronary heart sort of factor,” she instructed Billboard. “So this may occasionally have been only a God-wink for me to go forward and do this.”
Watch Dolly Parton’s All-Star ‘Jolene’ Jam at 2022 Rock Corridor Induction
Artists Who Ought to Be within the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame
Let’s pause for a second to acknowledge the numerous artists who’ve but to be acknowledged.