Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr cover “Let It Be”

Dolly Parton got a little help (!) for her newly released cover of The Beatles’ “Let It Be.”

The country music icon joined forces with the likes of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for her rendition of the rock classic, which was released on Friday. She celebrated the release on social media.

“Is there anything better than singing along to ‘Let It Be’? @Paul McCartney Who wrote the song?” Parton, 77, said on Twitter (now X). Well, for her it is.

The singer’s tweet also revealed that Starr played drums, English rocker Peter Frampton on guitar and Mick Fleetwood played percussion. “I mean, seriously, how much better is it going to get?” she added.

Parton’s version isn’t all that different from the original Let It Be. Parton sings the recognizable lyrics of Hope, harmonizing with McCartney. As the song progresses, other instruments – drums, a tambourine, an organ – and voices are added.

Three minutes later, “Let It Be” is punchy, and the other artists add personal flair – from guitar riffs to echoing the three words that brought the Beatles, composed of McCartney, Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison, to the forefront of the Music charts took off in the early 1970s.

One of the Beatles’ most important songs, “Let It Be” was the title track of the group’s 1970 album. McCartney co-wrote the popular hit with Lennon, who was killed in 1980.

Long after its release, “Let It Be” lived on as other artists added personal touches. Musicians who have performed the Beatles hit include Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Denver and Aretha Franklin.

Parton’s cover is one of 30 tracks on her upcoming album “rock star.” Musicians bringing their talent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s release include Debbie Harry, Elton John, Steven Tyler, Kid Rock, Joan Jett and Lizzo.

“Rockstar” will be released on November 17th.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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