Dolly Parton Confirms Judas Priest’s Rob Halford and Kid Rock As Guests On Upcoming Rock Album

Kid Rock photo: Kevin Mazur, WireImage/Getty Images / Dolly Parton: Kristopher Harris, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons / Rob Halford: Aaron Rubin, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons
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The official tracklist for Dolly Parton‘s upcoming rock album, titled Rockstar, has been released, including information regarding which rock artists appear as guests on the album.

Alongside her guests, Parton covers a plethora of rock’s greatest hits on Rockstar. There is an incredible variety of musical guests involved in the project, with one of those guests being Judas Priest singer Rob Halford.

In the past, Halford spoke about how he was approached to work with Parton and jumped at the opportunity – well now, it’s confirmed that the two have made a song together.

However, while Parton’s guest list is very fascinating, there is one act we can’t help but find to be very odd – that being Kid Rock.

For a long time now, Parton has been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQIA2S+ community; in the past, Parton has advocated for marriage equality on The Joy Behar Show, she has vocalized love and acceptance of her gay following and has vocalized her support of drag queens.

Kid Rock on the other hand has come under fire for expressing an array of bigoted statements. Recently, the father of a school shooting victim took to Twitter to shout a giant “Fuck You” to the rocker after Rock uploaded a video of him shooting packages of Bud Light beer as a form of protest; he has also posted homophobic content on his Truth Social account.

Given Parton’s vocal support of the queer community, it’s very odd that Rock would be invited to guest on her album. Could this possibly be an oversight? Is there a chance that if Parton were made aware of Rock’s past comments, could her song with him be removed from the album? Only time will tell.

What do you make of Dolly Parton working with Kid Rock on a song? Rockstar will be released on November 17th.

Below you will find the entire tracklist for Dolly Parton’s upcoming rock album (as shared by Ultimate Classic Rock):

  • 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 & The Blackhearts)
    13. “Night Moves” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
    14. “Wrecking Ball” (feat. Miley Cyrus)
    15. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. P!nk & 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 & Sasha Flute)
    21. “We Are the Champions”
    22. “Bygones” (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
    23. “My Blue Tears” (feat. Simon Le Bon)
    24. “What’s Up?” (feat. Linda Perry)
    25. “You’re No Good” (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
    26. “Heartbreaker” (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
    27. “Bittersweet” (feat. Michael McDonald)
    28. “I Dreamed About Elvis” (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
    29. “Let It Be” (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
    30. “Free Bird” (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)

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