New Version of ‘Let It Be’ Featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton & More
Dolly Parton just couldn’t let it be. After being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Parton said that she wants to earn her keep and is doing so by releasing a brand-new rock album. She collaborated with many incredible artists for the album called Rockstar, which is officially being released on Nov. 17. For now, Parton has released one of the tracks, which is the Beatles’ classic song “Let It Be.” She performs the song with Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr along with Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood.
After her induction, which is initially turned down, she shared, “This has inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do! My husband is a total rock ‘n’ roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one.” The album also features collaborations with Sting, her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Debbie Harry, Elton John, and many more. While most of the album is full of classic rock covers, Parton did write several new songs for the album.
“Let It Be” was originally written by McCartney in the ’60s and was featured in the group’s very last album. McCartney has said that the beautiful song was inspired by a dream he had about his late mother and the song touched the hearts of many as it rose to No. 1 in the United States and No. 2 in the U.K. Over the years, many artists have covered it but this particular cover is special as the last surviving Beatles reunited to sing it once more.
Listen to the new version of “Let It Be” and let us know what you think!