Who says no to Dolly Parton? Mick Jagger, but he’s about the only one NOT on her upcoming rock album. On Tuesday’s “The View” she said they’re having trouble matching up, but she IS doing a Rolling Stones song. Pinkand Brandi Carlile are joining her on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. Dolly also revealed some of the other superstars who are joining her. “Paul McCartney is singing with me. We got Stevie Nicks, we just finished our song. We got John Fogerty, and we have Steve Perry and Steven Tyler. [I’m] even gonna have Cher. I’ve been getting a song for her.” The album is called “Rock Star” and it’ll be out later this year.
A teacher at a middle school in Kansas got a great surprise over the holidays, courtesy of Reba McEntire and the site OneCountry.com. Her name is Katie Banks-Todd. She’s a music and drama teacher, and a huge Reba fan. So one of her co-workers nominated her for a contest One Country was throwing. Reba sent a video message, and surprised her with a $10,000 donation from One Country for her music-and-arts program. She also got free tickets to a recent Reba concert. It happened in November, but they just posted a video of it on YouTube.
Kelsea Ballerini wouldn’t confirm that she’s dating “Outer Banks” actor Chase Stokes, so TMZ went to the source. They ambushed Chase walking down a street and asked what drew him to her, and he didn’t deny. “She’s a sweet girl. We’re having a good time and that’s all I can say.” Asked if she’s shown him around Nashville, he said, quote, “I grew up in the South, so all of that’s already in my life.” So, they’re seeing each other, but it’s not official.
Tanya Tucker postponed her show tonight in Iowa and Saturday’s in Arkansas because she’s fighting an infection. She announced it on Twitter, saying, “I’m slowly but surely getting better. My doctors advised me to rest, so I have made the difficult decision to reschedule these shows listed.”
The two-day GoldenSky country music festival will return to Sacramento, California this October. They just announced the lineup, and it includes: Eric Church, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson, and Wynonna.
Oh, the things you learn on Twitter. Somebody asked Zach Bryan if he’d release a single if the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants on Saturday. Obviously, he’s a huge fan. He reTweeted it and wrote, “If the Eagles beat the Giants I’ll release ‘Dawns’.”
Shawn Johnsonis 31. Olympic gold medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion. She won Season Eight when she was 17.
Pete Buttigiegis 41. Biden’s Secretary of Transportation.
Jodie Sweetinis 41. Stephanie on “Full House” AND “Fuller House”.
Katey Sagalis 69. Louise on “The Conners”, Gemma on “Sons of Anarchy”, Annora on “The Bastard Executioner”, Peg Bundy on “Married with Children
Desi Arnaz, Jr.is 70. He appeared on the cover of the very first issue of “TV Guide” as a baby, in April of 1953, with his mom, Lucille Ball. Lucy gave birth to Desi Jr. on the same day that her TV character gave birth to “Little Ricky” Ricardo on “I Love Lucy”.
Paula Deenis 76.
Dolly Partonis 77.
Shelley Fabaresis 79. “Coach” star, who sang the 1962 hit “Johnny Angel”.
Tippi Hedrenis 93. “The Birds”. Melanie Griffith’s mother. Tippi, Melanie and the rest of their family also starred in “Roar”, one of the strangest and most dangerous movies ever made.