The closer we get to the release of Dolly Parton's "Rockstar" album, the more songs we hear, and the more incredible the project seems. Friday, Dolly released another single from the upcoming album, "What's Up?"
The song is a duet with singer/songwriter Linda Perry, who, with her band 4 Non Blondes, had a massive rock and pop hit with the tune in 1993. In a press release, Dolly talked about the song. "First of all, I love Linda Perry. Second of all, I love this song written by Linda. Third of all, I love being a part of this video to try to make people think about what’s going on in this world today. Shout out to the little children that helped with the video! If our children don’t make it, then what will? Again, I ask ‘What’s Up?’ Enjoy."
And for Linda's part, she recognizes that while she has a prolific career as a songwriter/performer/producer, Dolly is a cut above. "How is one supposed to react when the greatest and most prolific songwriter in the world wants to cover a song YOU wrote? Her version of 'What’s Up?' is so good. Her spin on it made me feel like it was her song. No surprise there." The album comes out November 17.