"If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it once and do it well," the icon said.
Dolly Parton's next album is dedicated to her husband Carl Dean. The country music legend, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last weekend, said that her new album will include music that her husband loves.
They have been happily married for the last 56 years. Speaking to E! News about her album, Parton said that it will include "a lot of his favorite songs. He loves Mick Jagger, he loves 'Satisfaction' — those kinds of songs. I'm hoping to have Elton John. I'm hoping to have just a lot of the big classic artists singing some of the classic songs."
Earlier, the singer had revealed that she hoped to re-record her cover of Stairway to Heaven with the original singers Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. Through the album, Parton wants to honor her husband's passion for rock music. "We have a lot of favorite songs. He loves the rock 'n' roll, he loves Led Zeppelin and he loves 'Stairway to Heaven.' So I'm going to do a lot of the things like that for him," she said, reported TODAY.
Parton added that it was the best time to do a rock album with her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. "Why not just go ahead and do it while the iron's hot," she said. "Maybe have some of the greats, the legends of rock 'n' roll sing along with me."
She also shared that she wants to make the album "top-notch." "If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it once and do it well," the icon said. Parton recently announced that she no longer plans to tour. She had said that she would like to "stay a little close to home with her husband." "We're getting older now, and I don't want to be gone for four or five weeks at a time. Something could happen. I would not feel right about that if I were gone and somebody needed me," the singer explained.
She also doesn't want to disappoint the fans in case she had to "leave a tour if somebody got sick at home and needed" her, Parton shared.
Despite being one of the greatest singers of all time, Parton doesn't always feel comfortable being labeled as a rocker. She has said, "Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don't feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out." However, she later changed her mind. “Well, I'll accept gracefully. I'll just say 'Thanks' and I will accept it because the fans vote," she said.
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