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Dolly Parton to Launch 'Rockstar' Era with a Special First-Listen Event in Theaters

The country music legend will release her rock-inspired album 'Rockstar' on Nov. 17

<p>Courtesy of Butterfly Records.  Photos by Vijat Mohindra</p> Dolly Parton

Courtesy of Butterfly Records. Photos by Vijat Mohindra

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is coming to a theater near you!

On Wednesday, the country music icon, 77, announced that she’s kicking off the release of her upcoming all-rock album Rockstar with a one-of-a-kind, in-theater event, Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event.

The special screening will be held on Nov. 15 with select encore showings on Nov. 16 and offers fans the first-ever listen of the new, original songs and covers off the country legend’s upcoming album. The first-listen event, presented by Trafalgar Releasing, also features never-before-seen footage of the country legend, music videos and performances — including a previously unreleased performance of her holiday song “Circle of Love” and a rare rendition of her hit “9 to 5” — as well as an exclusive interview with the star.

<p>Courtesy of Butterfly Records and Trafalgar Releasing</p> Poster for 'Dolly Parton Rockstar: Global First Listen Event'

Courtesy of Butterfly Records and Trafalgar Releasing

Poster for 'Dolly Parton Rockstar: Global First Listen Event'

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The trailer for the theatrical event also dropped on Wednesday, briefly previewing a look at the behind-the-scenes footage shown in the film and audio of the upcoming album’s title track. Parton herself also shared the clip on Instagram.

The "Jolene" artist shared a statement about the fan event in a press release. “I am excited to know that my fans around the world will be able to come together and be the first to hear a sneak peek of my Rockstar album,” Parton said. “I am so proud of this music, and I am humbled by all the wonderful artists who joined me. I cannot wait for people to hear it!”

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Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event arrives in cinemas just days before the Grammy winner releases Rockstar on Nov. 17 via Butterfly Records and Big Machine Label Group. The highly anticipated, 30-track record includes nine new songs and 21 covers of rock classics, and sees collaborations with fellow icons including Chris Stapleton, Elton John, John Fogerty, Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Sting, and more.

Thus far, she’s released a handful of singles, including the lead single “World on Fire” and a rendition of “Let It Be” featuring surviving members of The Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, among other songs.

<p>Courtesy of Butterfly Records.  Photos by Vijat Mohindra</p> Dolly Parton

Courtesy of Butterfly Records. Photos by Vijat Mohindra

Dolly Parton

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The project follows Parton's 2022 LP Run, Rose, Run and comes one year after the hitmaker was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Last year, the singer-songwriter spoke to PEOPLE about being inspired to create a rock album — both for herself and for  husband of nearly 57 years, Carl Thomas Dean, a lifelong rock fan.

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"I'm doing the rock 'n' roll album because of him," she said. "I had often thought about doing a rock 'n' roll album for him with his favorite songs. And so when this all came about, I decided that I am gonna go ahead and do it. … It was just the perfect storm. OK, it's time."

Tickets to Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR: The Global First Listen Event are available now at A portion of all proceeds will go to MusicWill, a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging and enabling music education in public schools.

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