At 77, country legend Dolly Parton isn’t slowing down. Instead, she’s revving up the tempo with her first-ever rock ‘n’ roll album, “Rockstar.”

She even teams up with rock royalty like Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for heart-thumping covers and offers nine original tracks, addressing global issues in songs like “World on Fire.”

“I didn’t think of that as political as much as I was thinking of it as trying to save our asses,” she told CBS News.

“It was more about just all the things that’s going on in the whole wide world. I thought, ‘Why are people not thinking about what we’re doing to each other and to this world, the only world we’ve got to live in?’ So I just felt led to write something ’cause that’s how I do express myself,” said Parton.

Despite her pivot to rock ‘n’ roll, Parton’s core message remains unchanged: “We should all love one another.”

Known for her timeless music, acting roles and flamboyant style, Parton is also out with a new book, “Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones,” which dives into the stories of her dresses, shoes and wigs.

“I don’t care about following fashion,” she said.

“I’ve never been one to follow what other people are doing. I just had my own personality, my own thought of who I was, and how I wanted to look,” said Parton.

It’s not just her wardrobe that has kept fans intrigued; it’s her unwavering confidence and authenticity.

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