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Dolly Parton Shifts to Rock Music; No Plans of Retiring

Dolly Parton, the Queen of American Country Music has entered the rock genre by belting 30 tracks with her iconic southern twang, and launched via a 2-CD and 4-LP album. Although the tracks do not feature any guest appearance, an array of well-known musicians in the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, Sting and Debbie Harry worked with her . Ms. Parton even included a cover of “We Are The Champions,” mixed with a minute -long coda of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You,’ It was actually a reversal of the popular medley version of the two signature Queen songs.

No Plans of Retiring

Apparently aware of the recent demise of well known musicians, Miss Parton told Ken Bruce in the Greatest Hits Radio program that she does not plan on retiring because she’s not the type who’ll just sit around not doing anything. The queen of country music quipped,

“Someday, I hope i’ll just drop dead in the middle of a song that I’ve written.”

While Ms. Parton says that’s how she hopes to go, she’ll keep on working as long as she is able to work, and as long as her health and her husband are good.