It’s hard to believe that another year of the summer Olympics is coming up in 2024.
And NBC is pulling out all the stops in promoting the Paris 2024 summer Olympics with none other than the country queen herself, Mrs. Dolly Parton.
She released a new music video today which is part of their year-long coverage leading up to the summer games for her new single, a mashup of two of the most iconic and recognizable rock songs of all time in Queen’s multi-Platinum mega hits “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You.”
The song is part of a new project she’s working on, her first full-fledged rock and roll album Rockstar, which features an absolutely all-star cast full of rock icons and legends on a good majority of the songs.
She’s doing tons of covers, notably getting the surviving Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr back together, along with Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood, to cover “Let It Be.”
The star power on this tracklist is pretty unbelievable, and something I’m certainly only Dolly could pull off…
She’s already put out some really cool singles and collaborations too, from “Magic Man (Carl Version) ft. Ann Wilson” and ‘“Bygones ft. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5,” which is just a small taste of what’s to come.
And in the aforementioned new video, you see shots of famous olympians like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, the women’s soccer team, men’s and women’s basketball teams, and quite a few international athletes, as well.
There’s also some cool shots of Dolly in front of the Eiffel Tower in a bronze, silver and gold dress, and she says she can’t wait to see what next year’s Olympic games hold:
“I love the Olympics! I do my best to plan my schedule to watch as much of it as I possibly can. I tape it just in case I miss the live action on a certain day and watch it back as soon as possible.
I laugh, I cry, I scream, there are no losers in the Olympics as they have all spent a lifetime preparing but I celebrate with the ones that go away with the gold, silver, and bronze medals.”
The 2024 Paris Olympics will be broadcast across the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock, and Dolly’s Rockstar album is due out everywhere on November 17th.