Dolly Parton and ESPN? Monday Night Football gets some 'Night Moves' with her new music

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Dolly Parton has a new item to add to her list of musical accomplishments: being part of ESPN's Monday Night Football soundtrack.

ESPN announced Sept. 25 that songs from the beloved country, and now rock, singer's upcoming album "Rockstar" will be added to select weeks of Monday Night Football's franchise soundtrack. The multi-week collaboration begins this week for the show's Week 3 coverage with Dolly Parton’s single “Night Moves,” featuring Chris Stapleton. Parton's new music also can be heard during Week 6 with “Heartbreaker,” featuring Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.

Parton's first rock and roll album was inspired by her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.

Parton admitted to being hesitant about the album, but the songs that have been released have been met with praise.

“I thought, well, I'm just going to go for it. If it turns out great, great. And if it don't, I'll say ‘Erase that right now!’" Parton said in a September interview with Knox News about her 49th studio album. “But I squalled at it. I mean, I hit it. I got in there.”

When will Dolly Parton's music be on ESPN's Monday Night football?

Parton's music can be heard starting this week and again on Oct. 16 in Week 6 of Monday Night Football.

According to ESPN Press Room, songs will take viewers in and out of commercials during Monday Night Football, with “Night Moves” also featured more prominently on Monday Night Countdown as part of the song’s world premiere.

The songs will be on additional ESPN programming after they are used on ESPN's NFL property.

When will Dolly Parton's "Rockstar" album be available?

Parton's first rock album will be available on Nov. 17.

How many songs are on Dolly Parton's "Rockstar"?

“Rockstar” features 30 tracks. She wrote several of the nine original songs, and the others are classic rock anthems like “Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zeppelin), “Heartbreaker” (Pat Benatar), “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Rolling Stones), “Let It Be” (The Beatles) and “Purple Rain” (Prince).

Here's a look at the "Rockstar" tracklist:

  1. “Rockstar” (special guest Richie Sambora)

  2. “World on Fire”

  3. “Every Breath You Take” (feat. Sting)

  4. “Open Arms” (feat. Steve Perry)

  5. “Magic Man” (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)

  6. “Long as I Can See the Light” (feat. John Fogerty)

  7. “Either Or” (feat. Kid Rock)

  8. “I Want You Back” (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)

  9. “What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You” (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)

  10. “Purple Rain”

  11. “Baby, I Love Your Way” (feat. Peter Frampton)

  12. “I Hate Myself for Loving You” (feat. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)

  13. “Night Moves” (feat. Chris Stapleton)

  14. “Wrecking Ball” (feat. Miley Cyrus)

  15. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. P!nk and Brandi Carlile)

  16. “Keep On Loving You” (feat. Kevin Cronin)

  17. “Heart of Glass” (feat. Debbie Harry)

  18. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (feat. Elton John)

  19. “Tried to Rock and Roll Me” (feat. Melissa Etheridge)

  20. “Stairway to Heaven” (feat. Lizzo and Sasha Flute)

  21. “We Are the Champions”

  22. “Bygones” (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx and John 5)

  23. “My Blue Tears” (feat. Simon Le Bon)

  24. 24. “What’s Up” (feat. Linda Perry)

  25. 25. “You’re No Good” (feat. Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow)

  26. 26. “Heartbreaker” (feat. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo)

  27. 27. “Bittersweet” (feat. Michael McDonald)

  28. 28. “I Dreamed About Elvis” (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guests The Jordanaires)

  29. 29. “Let it Be” (feat. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)

  30. 30. “Free Bird” (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and the Artimus Pyle Band)

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: ESPN's Monday Night Football soundtracks adds Dolly Parton to the mix