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This month’s Consequence cover star Dolly Parton sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss her upcoming new album, Rockstar, along with her newest book Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones and her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The country music legend explains how her husband helped influence which songs made the new record before chatting about the track “World On Fire,” one of a handful of original tracks made for the album. She dives into some of the cover choices, too, revealing she attempted to reunite the members Led Zeppelin just like she did The Beatles on her version of “Let It Be.”
“Yeah, I tried. I got Ringo (Starr) and Paul (McCartney), so I’m proud about that,” she says of getting Robert Plant and Jimmy Page back together. “But I didn’t get them. I did like them. But I asked them!”
She also discusses how she modeled her early costumes and look after a local woman in her hometown, nicknamed the “town tramp,” and not understanding why people looked down on her. “When I was very young, when we would get a chance to go to town, there was this woman they called the ‘town tramp,’ and I thought she was the prettiest thing I ever looked at,” she says of the woman. “People said, ‘Oh, she’s just trash,’ and in my mind I thought that was just a word for how she looked. And so, in my mind, I thought, ‘That’s what I’m gonna be when I grow up, is trash.'”
Listen to Dolly Parton talk about Rockstar and more above, or watch below via YouTube. For more on Parton, check out the cover story Dolly Parton: Rockstar Forever – Dolly Parton in Conversation with Paramore’s Hayley Williams. You can also read a letter from Williams about interviewing the fellow Nashville legend, and read exclusive quotes from some of Parton’s collaborators like Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, Pat Benatar, Steve Perry, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and more.
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