Musicians Join Dolly Parton for Star-Studded “Jolene” Performance

Although the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this weekend was an all-star affair, one celebrity performance, in particular, had us in shock.

Despite her earlier modest stance that she hadn’t yet accomplished enough to merit her spot as a rock and roll genre great, Dolly Parton was one of this year’s recipients. This year’s inductees also included Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, the Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon.

Judas Priest, who was presented with an Award for Musical Excellence, was among the performers who performed tributes to these giants throughout the impressive program. They reunited with two previous members for their performance: guitarist K.K. Downing and drummer Les Binks performed a medley of some of their best songs for the audience.

Even while that was fantastic, it wasn’t the evening’s high point. That happened at the conclusion when Dolly Parton and frontman Rob Halford sang her well-known song “Jolene.” Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, Annie Lenox of the Eurythmics, Brandi Carlile, Pink, Sheryl Crow, and the Zac Brown Band were also there.