Dolly Parton schedules American Idol appearance

Country superstar is special guest next week

Dolly Parton is set to appear on American Idol next week, as mentor to the finalists.

The country superstar, who recently cancelled a US tour and SXSW appearance due to back problems, will be a mentor on the April 1 airing of the show and will return April 2 to perform her single ‘Jesus & Gravity’ from her new album ‘Backwoods Barbie’, reports Perez Hilton.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Icelandic singer Hafdis Huld expressed great disappointment at Parton‘s cancellation of her live show at NME�s SXSW party at Wave in Austin, and revealed her dream to duet with Parton on �Islands In The Stream�.

–By our New York staff.

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