Last weekend, Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, delighting the audience with some classic cuts.
The country icon was enlisted by Brandi Carlile, who curated the mystery headlining set that was simply billed as “♀♀♀♀: The Collaboration.” Accompanied by Carlile’s newly formed supergroup the Highwomen, Parton performed “Jolene,” “Just Because I’m a Woman” and “Eagle When She Flies.” Parton and Carlile also delivered an emotional, stripped-down duet of “I Will Always Love You.”
Parton and the Highwomen were also joined by an all-women choir comprising Sheryl Crow, Judy Collins, Lucy Dacus and more for an epic rendition of “9 to 5.” Check out fan-shot footage of the spectacular performances below.
“Jolene” by Dolly Parton and the Highwomen:
“Eagle When She Flies” by Dolly Parton and the Highwomen:
“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton and Brandi Carlile:
“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton and the Collaboration: