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Dolly Parton took to 'Today' to clear up any remaining rumors that she has full sleeves of tattoos. (Source: Wikicommons/MGN) Dolly Parton took to 'Today' to clear up any remaining rumors that she has full sleeves of tattoos. (Source: Wikicommons/MGN)
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(RNN) - For about as long as her 42-album career, rumors have swirled that Dolly Parton is covered head to toe in tattoos, hence the reason for her long sleeves.

However, just in time for her new album to hit shelves, Parton took a little to time to re-clear the air on Today.

"I do have a few little tattoos, but they were mostly done to cover scars because I'm so fair," Parton said. "So it started with that, and I'm not really one to have tattoos, but I do have a few and they're not where you can see them."

The star later admitted the body art is "mostly for my husband."

Tattoos or not, we love that the country legend is still creating amazing music for our listening ears. Blue Smoke, her 42nd album, dropped Tuesday.

Bob Dylan releases Sinatra cover for upcoming album

Bob Dylan posted a cover of Frank Sinatra's Full Moon and Empty Arms to his official website without any sort of announcement or fanfare this week.

The cover, which replaces the original song's strings for guitar, otherwise doesn't stray too far from Sinatra's version while still giving the tune some Dylan edge.

The cover was released as part of a forthcoming album by the 72-year-old singer, due out later this year, a spokesperson told Rolling Stone.

In the meantime, Dylan will tour Europe as a part of his Never Ending Tour starting in June.

To listen to the full cover, visit http://www.bobdylan.com/de/home.

Her lips don't lie - Shakira says adios to 'The Voice'

After two seasons in the spinning red coach's chair, Shakira says she has no plans to return to The Voice.

Shakira is quite the busy lady these days, just dropping a self-titled album.

"Right now I have to go on with my life as artist," she said in a recent interview. "I have to prep a tour and also do other stuff like being a mother."

The show was designed to give coaches the freedom to take time off to tour and work on music by rotating in and out of seasons.

Gwen Stefani recently signed on to take the seat temporarily vacated by Christina Aguilera for season seven as Aguilera is pregnant with her second child.

With Xtina back in the chair for season eight, will they even replace Shakira?

Who knows? But that doesn't stop us from spitballing some options. Who would you like to see as a new coach on The Voice?

Coldplay offers album-length video along with stream

If you've been waiting with bated breath for Coldplay's newest album, Ghost Stories, then it's time to breathe easy because the wait is finally over. The entire album is currently available to stream via iTunes First Listen.

And that's not all. It's accompanied by a single video that lasts for the entire 40 minutes of the stream.

If you're into visual media, the video isn't too shabby. It features several moving images inside of the Ghost Stories album art.

If you're wanting to make the album your own, the wait is just a little longer. Ghost Stories drops May 20.

Out with a clamor

Anberlin has set a release date for their final album, Lowborn.

The 10-track release drops June 23 on Tooth and Nail, the label behind some of their best hits.

The final world tour kicks off in August and hits Australia, the UK, Brazil and swings back to America in November.

In the meantime, you can catch the band on the Warped Tour this summer

The Roots

The Roots' 11th album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (Our early favorite for album title of the year) is out next week.

You can stream the entire record, rich in layers, on Pitchfork ahead of its release.

And catch The Roots promoted from official house band to the musical guest of the night on the Tonight Show Starting Jimmy Fallon on May 20.

Celebrate sunny days with the Hangout Fest Mixtape

It's time once again for the Southeast's biggest beach music festival, the Hangout.

Whether you have tickets or not, you can still enjoy a free sampling of some of the festival's upcoming acts thanks to NoiseTrade.

The website is currently offering a download of the Hangout Music Fest Mixtape, which features 23 of this year's performers, including Jack Johnson, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Bronze Radio Return and The 1975.

So whether you're in search of music for the drive down to Gulf Shores, AL or simply looking for an epic mixtape, the combination of artists will have you feeling the summer vibe in no time.

Click here to access the download.

Hangout Fest takes place on the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL from May 16 through 18. For more information visit www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

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Dolly Parton: Blue Smoke - May 13

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Coldplay: Ghost Stories - May 19

And finally ...

For some, it takes longer to get to the Grand Ole Opry than others.

It only took Carson Peters a little over six years after picking up the fiddle to take country music's greatest stage.

By the way, that's more than half Carson's life. He's only 10.

Check out his recent performance of Blue Moon of Kentucky with Ricky Skaggs and learn the difference between a violin and a fiddle.

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