In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dolly Parton spilled the beans on her new album and the star-studded collaborations that will grace it. But during the conversation, she also revealed a juicy tidbit about her long-standing crush on none other than Mick Jagger and his conspicuous absence from the list of collaborations.
After being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, which sparked some lively discussions, Parton vowed to create a rock album that would live up to her induction. Now, she’s gearing up to release her first rock album, aptly named ‘Rock Star,’ in November. The album is set to feature a plethora of collaborations with rock legends like Stevie Nicks and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
But one rock icon who won’t appear on the album is Mick Jagger. The musician was eager to collaborate with the Rolling Stones frontman for her new project but couldn’t convince him to join in on the fun. When the Entertainment Tonight interviewer teased her about it, Dolly opened up about her enduring crush on Jagger, admitting that even though she couldn’t persuade him to collaborate, she’ll still continue to chase after him.
Her words about the matter read:
“You know, I never got him! But I love Mick Jagger no matter what. I’ll still be running after him all through the years. Because I’ve always had a crush on him.”
While it’s a shame that Mick Jagger won’t be featured on Dolly’s first foray into rock, her unwavering commitment to her crush might just mean we’ll see them working together on a future project. With her infectious charm and tenacity and the two’s long-standing friendship, it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility.