We all know Dolly Parton isn’t one to rest on her laurels. But busting out a brand-new song at the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which is supposed to celebrate her past achievements? Well, that’s just plain badass. Or just plain Dolly Parton … the terms are practically synonymous, thanks to one of the most undeniable artists in modern music history.
As part of the celebration, Dolly Parton whipped out a new song aptly titled “Rockin’.” The new ditty is not to be confused with Parton’s “Rockin’ Years” collaboration with Ricky Van Shelton. That number came out in 1991.
The always-effusive and high-spirited Dolly Parton beamed throughout the induction ceremony, from all indications.
“I’m a rock star now!” she shouted upon taking to the podium. “This is a very, very, very special night for me. I’m just honored and so proud to be here tonight.”
Check out some video footage of the event here, courtesy of Good Morning America:
Dolly Parton Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Dolly Parton was among 14 inductees into the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As the musician explained in the above interview clip, she initially turned down the honor, saying she didn’t belong in the Rock Hall because of her card-carrying country status. She changed her mind after her confidants explained that the Rock Hall doesn’t exclusively induct rock musicians.
This year’s induction ceremony took place on Nov. 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The ever-industrious Southerner is also looking forward to a new greatest-hits compilation due in mid-November.
Additionally, earlier this year, the tireless public figure announced a new pet apparel, accessories, and toy line that will raise money for animal rescue efforts.