Dollar General to Dallas Cowboys: Dolly Parton's Biggest Debut Was ‘Rockstar’.

Ever since Danny Nozell took over as her manager in 2005, Dolly Parton's already famous career has reached unprecedented heights. 

To be sure, Parton's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022 and the subsequent success of her 30-track album Rockstar, which was inspired by the award, were unanticipated events even for Nozell, CEO of CTK Enterprises.

Artists including Elton John and the surviving Beatles join Parton on "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me." 

Six originals are included in the Nov. 17 CD, which also features Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on "Let It Be" and John Fogerty on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Long As I Can See the Light."

In the Billboard 200 all-genre chart, Rockstar debuted at a career-high No. 3, surpassing Parton's previous best of No. 6 for 2014's Blue Smoke. 

Rockstar also shot to the top of Billboard's Top Country Albums, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales charts with 128,000 equivalent album units.

For the most part, Parton recorded the album in secret—not even notifying Nozell. He claims, "[She] didn't tell me until after she finished it and invited me and my staff in to listen to the album." 

I questioned, 'What album?' "The rock album," she remarked. She was concerned that if she told me, I would start making agreements before everything was finished, so she didn't want to inform me. She is familiar with me. 

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