New Rock Music From Where You Would Never Imagine
My new music has always covered heavy rock, but you will never guess where this post is heading. It seems that recently country singer and legend Dolly Parton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wait, what, Dolly Parton does not sign anything remotely close to rock and roll, so why is she in the Hall of Fame? Well, that was her question as well.
If you don’t know much about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it is basically a museum of rock and roll, located in Cleveland, Ohio, and is notorious for making very poor nominations into its hall of fame. It must be a way of cheap advertising for them because they have a long history of this crap. They have nominated groups and bands like Tupac, N.W.A., Donna Summers, Run-DMC, and ABBA, while deserving artists like Bryan Adams, Gregg Allman, BTO, and Bad Company are not inducted. Here is a list of 135 artists that are not in the Hall of fame.
The Hall of Fame is meant for recording artists and bands that have “influence and significance to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll”.
But back to Dolly Parton, who decided that if she was going to be inducted then she will make a rock and roll album (Rockstar) so she can feel better about it. Now for those of you who are not in the know, Dolly is 77 years old and though her new rock album isn’t going to get major airplay, I have to give her a nod and give it a good listen.
Officially speaking: Global icon and recent Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dolly Parton, has joined forces with some of Rock music’s most legendary artists along with today’s biggest stars for her first-ever Rock album, Rockstar. The ever-evolving Parton teamed up with an all-star roster of musicians for the 30-song collection which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic rock anthems. Rockstar is set for release on November 17th and will be available as a 4 LP set, 2 CD set, digital download, and on all streaming services.