Dolly Parton On Failing To Get Mick Jagger Despite Her Persistence

Dolly Parton is set to release her first rock album, ‘Rockstar,’ on November 17. The singer worked with many rock musicians for this upcoming record but couldn’t get Mick Jagger to collaborate on a song. During a recent chat with Lorraine, she filled her fans in on the reason why.

When asked whether there were any team-ups that didn’t happen, Parton said:

“Yeah! No, they didn’t get on board. It’s like, I wanted Mick Jagger so bad, and I ran him everywhere. He was in LA. He wanted to do it, but we never could work it out.”

She also shared that a particular song was ready for Jagger, saying:

“I wanted him to sing on ‘Satisfaction.’ He didn’t want to sing on that one ’cause he wanted something else, you know, to have something new, and so, I kept coming up with these things, but he was going to do it, and we ran out of time.”

The country singer expressed disappointment over not being able to work with the Rolling Stones vocalist:

“I was really disappointed ’cause I love Mick Jagger, and my husband loves him, especially ‘Satisfaction.’ But I did wind up singing with Pink [and] Brandi Carlile on that one. [It] gave me some girl power. [It] made it really special, but Mick, I didn’t get. I wanted him really bad. I did. I wanted him, still want him, but it’s too late.”

She also mentioned that Jagger wasn’t the only singer who couldn’t join her and gave an example:

“But there was a few people that couldn’t do it, you know. I was going to have Ed Sheeran. He was in the middle of his album. So, nobody said no.”

Despite these misses, ‘Rockstar’ still has a bunch of names from the rock music world. The album includes names like Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Nikki Sixx. To add to the mix, the voices of Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Artimus Pyle can be heard in one of the album’s tracks.

Parton announced this list of rockers and the tracklist of her new record in May through a public statement. Then, she expressed her feelings over the collaborations by saying:

“I am very honored and privileged to have worked with some of the greatest iconic singers and musicians of all time, and to be able to sing all the iconic songs throughout the album was a joy beyond measure. I hope everybody enjoys the album as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together!”

As a sneak peek for the upcoming album, its first single, ‘World on Fire’—a Parton original—was put out in the same week as the announcement. The song first played at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, which Dolly Parton hosted with Garth Brooks.