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Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd Advocates for Dolly Parton’s Rock Hall Induction through the Power of Voting

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s drummer, Artimus Pyle, recently sat down with Fox17 Rock & Review for an insightful interview delving into his latest album, ‘Anthems!’ Within this new musical venture, Pyle collaborated with various artists, including country singer Dolly Parton.

In the interview, the drummer shared anecdotes from their time in the studio and touched upon Parton’s potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Recounting their conversation about voting for her, Pyle expressed: “We’re in the studio, and I said, ‘Dolly, because I’m inducted, I get the vote, so this year you’re on the ballot, and of course, I’m voting for you.’ Her humble self, she goes, ‘Oh, I don’t think I deserve it because I’m not a rock and roller.’ I said, ‘You’ve done rock stuff,’ and I’ve told her, ‘Dolly, you deserve everything. I’m gonna vote for you.'”

Dolly’s Choice: The Story Behind Including ‘Free Bird’ in Her Album

Parton’s latest album, ‘Rockstar,’ graced the music scene on November 17, featuring a star-studded lineup including Pat Benetar, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Sting, and more. The Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer also joined the roster, collaborating with Parton on the iconic hit, ‘Free Bird.’ Pyle reminisced about the conversation with Parton regarding the track: “She said, ‘Guess I’ll accept, but I’m gonna have to do a rock album.’ So she asked, ‘Can I put ‘Free Bird’ on my rock album?’ And I’m like, ‘Uh, yes.

Artimus Pyle’s New Album

‘Anthems!’—A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Legacy featuring Dolly Parton, LOCASH, Warren Haynes, Chris Janson, Sammy Hagar, and More. The 13-track album is set to release on February 2, 2024. A prelude to the release, a track debuted on October 20, marking the 46th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that etched its place in music history. Check out the interview for more insights.\

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