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Dolly Parton to Appear on Kesha’s Upcoming Album

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Pop artist Kesha is returning with a new album that features a unique duet with country icon Dolly Parton.

Parton is one of many artists featured on Rainbow, the follow-up to her 2012 hit album, Warrior. Dolly will join forces with Kesha for a duet version of her 1980 track “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You,” which originally featured Merle Haggard. Kesha, a Nashville native, previously released a solo acoustic rendition of the tune for her 2013 EP, Deconstructed.

Rainbow, due out Aug. 11, is being released after a drawn-out legal battle with her music producer, Lukasz Gottwald. In 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit accusing Gottwald of sexual assault and harassment. Gottwald recently parted ways with the label. The legal battle restricted Kesha from releasing any new music over the past two years.

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Dolly Parton was also recently featured on Brandi Carlile’s album, Cover Stories. The release is a musical tribute to Carlile’s landmark 2007 record The Story, and Parton’s incredible cover of its title track is sure to give you chills. Likewise, we expect her mash-up with Kesha to be just as exciting. 

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