Dolly Parton says she’s a rock star now!
The 76-year-old was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame Saturday night.
She initially declined her nomination when it was first announced, but soon realized the hall of fame is about people who have made a huge impact on music, not just the rock genre.
At Saturday’s show, she said if she was going to be inducted, she better earn it. So she began riffing on an electric guitar and led an all-star version of her song “Jolene.”
Her guests included Sheryl Crow, Pink, Brandi Carlile, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox, Simon Le Bon and Rob Halford. Afterward, she declared, “I’m a ROCK STAR now!’
No matter how many times you hear this song, it still gives you goosebumps.
Eminem was also inducted, performing with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Ed Sheeran. Eminem is only the 10th hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock &Roll Hall of Fame in it’s history.
Watch his induction and performance below.
Other artists inducted this year includes, The Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
feature image – AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Chris Pizzello