Dolly Parton has bandied about making a rock album since she was named among the nominees for the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class.
Surprised to be nominated, let alone inducted, Dolly feels like making a rock album is just the right thing to do. To make the record more authentic, Dolly has been considering a number of famous rockers as collaborators.
A few weeks ago, Dolly said one of her dreams for the record was to reunite Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. This past weekend, on the red carpet for the Rock Hall, she told reporters that she had secured the services of former Journey frontman Steve Perry for a cover of "Open Arms."
Perry all but confirmed the collaboration via Twitter, writing: "If Dolly says it's true, then it must be true... her voice is amazing."
Dolly added that Steven Tyler and Elton John could also be involved in the project. She has previously mentioned the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Heart.
While the album will be primarily comprised of covers, Dolly told Pollstar last month that she had written at least one original song. It's unclear when she plans to begin recording.
Dolly's 48th studio album, Run, Rose, Run, arrived this past March.