It is common knowledge that Dolly Parton, the country music icon who has brought her fans such hits as “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “Here You Come Again,” and “I Will Always Love You,” as well as so many other wonders, is going to record a rock album. If that sounds weird coming from her, imagine what it took to inspire her to do it in the first place — it was her recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
It’s hard to imagine her on stage banging her head and screaming into a microphone while performing. Is that the way her career is going to go now that she’s announced that she’s working on a rock album? The answer is, no.