Dolly Parton is giving fans a taste of her new music. The country star turned rockstar will release her debut rock album later this year, but Parton already released the first single “World on Fire” and performed it for the first time live at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday night.
Parton, who hosted the awards ceremony, was welcomed to the stage by her co-host Garth Brooks. “Because she is the greatest of all time.
She’s not only in the country music hall of fame, she was recently inducted in the rock and roll hall of fame as well,” Brooks said. “She originally asked them not to consider her cause she felt she hadn’t earned it.
Then Dolly did what only Dolly would do. She went in and recorded her first rock album that is called, of course, Rockstar,” he continued. READ MORE: ‘Rockstar’: Dolly Parton Announces Release Date Of Star-Studded Rock Album, Collabs With Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus & More Brooks then introduced Parton’s new song, off her upcoming 30-track album, as “a powerful anthem just when our world could really use one. “Give it up for country music’s rockstar Dolly Parton.” The country queen took the centre spotlight, demanding attention as she stood tall, wearing a massive lit-up skirt that literally flowed around her before ripping it off, rocking a leather black ensemble decked out in rhinestones. “Liar, liar, the world’s on fire/ What you gonna do when it all burns down?” she sang the politically-charged track. “Don’t get me started on politics/ Now how are we to live in a world like this?/ Greedy politicians, present and past/ They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit ’em in the a*s.” Parton then belted out the inspiring lyrics of the song’s outro. READ MORE: ACM Awards 2023:Read more on etcanada.com
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