Dolly Parton was escorted onto the pitch at Tennessee’s game against Georgia on Saturday by Peyton Manning (Picture: Curtis Hilbun/AFF-USA.com)
Dolly Parton performed at the University of Tennessee’s football game on Saturday and looked sensational while she was at it.
The 77-year-old icon looped arms with NFL legend Peyton Manning and was escorted onto the pitch by the former quarterback with a huge smile on her face.
Dolly – who started out as a musician in Knoxville when she was just a teenager – opted for bedazzled orange trousers and a sparkly white jacket adorned with stars and chains to watch Tennessee take on Georgia.
According to Knox News, the singer belted out Rocky Top at Neyland Stadium but technical issues hit her performance with the university’s choir.
Dolly later told CBS: ‘I couldn’t hear because my sound went out and the stadium was so loud.
‘It’s just great to be home.’
Dolly and Peyton linked arms (Picture: AP)
Dolly opted for bedazzled orange trousers and a sparkly white jacket (Picture: AP)
It comes after Dolly released her first ever rock album, Rockstar.
The critically acclaimed album includes nine originals and 21 classic rock covers (think Led Zeppelin, Queen and Rolling Stones) alongside guest turns from famous friends, like Paul McCartney, Debbie Harry and Sir Elton John.
Speaking about the album to Metro.co.uk last week, Dolly revealed what inspired her to make a rock record.
The singer started out as a musician in Knoxville when she was just a teenager (Picture: AP)
Dolly belted out Rocky Top at Neyland Stadium but technical issues hit her performance with the university’s choir (Picture: AFF-USA/Shutterstock)
‘I’d often thought I might want to do a rock album at some point,’ Dolly shared.
‘I’d done a few rock songs scattered here and there on my albums, and I’d done some covers of rock songs, making them kind of Country or bluegrassy.
‘But when I got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, a place in my heart said I hadn’t really earned that position.’
Dolly added: I thought “If I’m ever going to do a rock album, I want to earn it”.
‘I’m big on timing. It seemed the right thing to do at the right time. I’m proud I did it and I’m real proud of how it turned out.’
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