"I said, I didn't want to put you on the spot, but I'd love to have you sing with me on my rock album," Parton told 'NPR'
"So I just sent them a love note through their managers, and I just said what I was doing. And I said, 'I didn't want to put you on the spot, but I'd love to have you sing with me on my rock album. And if you're interested, call me at this number. And all the people I reached out to said, 'Yes, we'd love to,' and I was very honored and very proud and very humbled by that," Parton told the outlet.
Of the song, the "Coat of Many Colors" artist said in a statement: “Well, does it get any better than singing 'Let It Be' with Paul McCartney who wrote the song? Not only that, he played piano!"
She continued, "Well, it did get even better when Ringo Starr joined in on drums, Peter Frampton on guitar and Mick Fleetwood playing percussion. I mean, seriously, how much better does it get? Thanks guys!”
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Last November, Parton told PEOPLE that she wanted to create a rock album not only for herself, but for her husband of 57 years, Carl Thomas Dean, a lifelong rock fan. Back in November, she was inducted into the 2022 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
"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."
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