‘Dolly Parton: From Rhinestones to Rock & Roll’ Portrays Parton As Fans Have Never Seen Her Before

The CMA Awards are just days away. ABC is hoping to get everyone in the mood for Country Music’s Biggest Night with some special programming. As a result, fans can pre-game with Dolly Parton tomorrow night as she sits down with ABC News’ Robin Roberts for a candid conversation.

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Dolly Parton: From Rhinestones to Rock & Roll airs tomorrow, November 7 at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. Press materials for the special event promise that fans will see Parton as they’ve never seen her before. The hour-long special will feature an in-depth interview with the country icon. Parton will tell Roberts about her life, her style, and her ever-changing career. The pair will also discuss the “Jolene” singer’s foray into rock music, Rockstar.

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A first-look trailer for the special reveals a roster of country stars discussing the impact Parton has had on their lives and careers. “Ask me what I love about Dolly Parton and I’ll say everything,” Jelly Roll says in the opening moments of the trailer.

Other stars took time to share their thoughts about Parton as well. Carly Pearce, Miranda Lambert, Sting, Darius Rucker, Lainey Wilson, and many others sing Parton’s praises in the trailer.
“Dolly is everything I think the world should be,” said Wilson. “We all need more Dolly,” added Rucker.

A brief clip of the interview in the trailer shows that Parton will be open and vulnerable during her chat with Roberts. “I’m scared sometimes,” Parton asserts. “I’m not made of stone.”

[RELATED: Dolly Parton Is Bringing Her New Album ‘Rockstar’ to Movie Theaters Worldwide]

Parton’s first rock and roll album, Rockstar hits shelves as well as streaming platforms on November 17. The 30-track collection features collaborations with Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Joan Jett, as well as other classic rock icons. Before the album drops, though, fans will get a chance to experience it in theaters.

Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event will hit theaters on November 15. Then, limited encore showings will take place the next day. Fans will get to hear tracks from Rockstar early. Additionally, the theatrical event will include never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, music videos, and an exclusive interview with Parton. Additionally, fans will get rare performance footage of “9 to 5,” “Circle of Love,” and more. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

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