“It’s an honor to hear her singing one of my songs!”
Dolly Parton and her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, joined forces to perform a rendition of Cyrus’ 2013 chart-topping hit, “Wrecking Ball.”
The collaboration serves as the seventh single from Parton’s highly anticipated Rockstar album, featuring 30 tracks. Set for release on November 17th, this album represents the iconic “9 to 5” singer’s inaugural exploration of the rock music genre.
“When I heard “Wrecking Ball” I almost wept in my car,” Parton, 77, shared. “When it started into the chorus it hit me like a wrecking ball! I thought how great can a song be and how great can Miley Cyrus be?”
“I thought, I have to have that song on my rock album and I have to have Miley sing it with me! I love it and I hope you do!”
The “Coat of Many Colors” singer took to Instagram and shared a video where she mentioned that Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” from the Bangerz album, had a profound impact on her, much like the way Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” did when she first heard the song.
Miley Cyrus, 30, also shared her sentiments about the collaboration in an Instagram post.
“I’ve grown up covering my Aunt Dollys music & it’s an honor to hear her singing one of my songs,” the “Midnight Sky” singer said in a caption underneath of photo of her and Parton.
“I love you Aunt Dolly!” Cyrus continued. “I’m so happy to add another collaboration under our bedazzled (studded leather) belt! We’re ROCKSTARS now! You can hear so much sweetness and love on this record. Excited to share it with everyone. Forever your Doll Baby, Miley”
Dolly Parton has also unveiled a series of singles from her “Rockstar” album, such as “Bygones (feat. Rob Halford),” “World on Fire,” “What’s Up?” featuring Linda Perry, and “Let It Be” with the likes of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Mick Fleetwood, and Peter Frampton, among others.
The release of the album comes shortly after Parton’s candid interview where she opened up the physical abuse she endured during her youth simply for being different.