Dolly Parton. PHOTO: RON JENKINS/GETT


 Dolly Parton set this year's Thanksgiving aglow with a touch of rock 'n' roll, gracing the AT&T Stadium in Texas for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Commanders. 

Fresh from dropping her latest album, "Rockstar," the country music legend lit up the stage in a Cowboys-inspired cheerleader outfit, bedazzled from head to toe.


The iconic singer kicked off the halftime spectacle with her cherished tune "Jolene," seamlessly transitioning to other classics like "9 to 5" and her rendition of Queen's anthem "We Are the Champions."


Parton, announced earlier as the halftime performer, expressed her honour in partnering with The Salvation Army, highlighting the symbolic importance of the Red Kettles in aiding those in need. Her goal was to inspire support and generosity, urging everyone to extend a helping hand to their neighbours during the holiday season and beyond.


"Rockstar," the 30-track album, showcases a mix of covers, originals, and collaborations with a star-studded lineup including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Pink, Brandi Carlile, Melissa Etheridge, and Sting, among others.


Before the album's release, Parton teased her rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" in a duet with her goddaughter, expressing how the song struck her akin to Whitney Houston's impact with "I Will Always Love You."


Cyrus, expressing her gratitude on Instagram, reflected on growing up covering her "Aunt Dolly's" music and celebrated their collaboration, labelling themselves as "ROCKSTARS" with their latest musical venture.