As if we didn’t already love Dolly Parton, the legendary singer just announced that she has taken her name out of contention for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, because she doesn’t think she deserves it.
“Even though I’m extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” she shared on social media. “I really do not want votes split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
She adds, “I do hope the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and will be willing to consider me again–if I’m ever worthy. This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do!,” noting her husband Carl Dean is a rock fan and has “always encouraged me to do one.” Not surprisingly, she added, “I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!”
- Dolly’s decision was met with a big reaction on social media, with many praising her humbleness. Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider noted, “Well, @DollyParton just blew my mind. Recognizing she is (amazing but) NOT rock 'n' roll, she has turned down her @rockhall nomination! She doesn't want to take recognition away from an actual rock artist! THANK YOU MISS PARTON!”