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Dolly Parton to Sing on Kesha’s New Album ‘Rainbow’

Pop star covers Parton’s “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)” with help from the country queen

When Kesha releases her new album Rainbow on August 11th, she’ll do so with help from one of country’s most influential artists: Dolly Parton. The singer makes a guest appearance on Kesha’s record, singing on “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You).”

Pebe Sebert – Kesha’s mother – wrote the song, which was a Number One for Parton and appeared on 1980’s Dolly, Dolly, Dolly album.

Rainbow is a cathartic album for Kesha, who told SiriusXM recently that making the record helped her cope with depression. “I would roll out of bed, get in my car and show up to the studio,” the Nashville-raised pop star said. “And I would just keep making songs. That was my way to cope.”

Kesha’s first new album since 2012, Rainbow also features appearances by the Dap-Kings Horns and Eagles of Death Metal. The latter join Kesha on two songs. The singer released a video for new single “Praying” last week.

In This Article: Dolly Parton, Kesha


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