Dolly Parton Rejects Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Getting selected by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class list is an honor most people dream of. But not for the Queen of Nashville, Dolly Parton.

Parton took to Twitter, announcing that she did not want to be included amongst the nominees and felt she hadn’t earned that right.

Dolly Parton has earned recognition with more than 30 music awards, a Primetime Emmy, Kennedy Center Honors, and much more as a country artist.

“Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right,” Parton said on her Twitter account. “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”

Parton is already a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Country Music Hall. In addition, three of her songs – “Coat of Many Colors,” “Jolene,” and “I Will Always Love You” are in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The Hall Responds to Dolly’s Rejection

“All of us in the music community have seen Dolly Parton’s thoughtful note expressing her feeling that she had not earned the right to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame."

"In addition to her incredible talent as an artist, her humility is another reason Dolly is a beloved icon by millions of fans worldwide,” the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said. The Hall tweeted a response expressing Parton’s note for the rejection.

They also mentioned that Rock & Roll has deep roots in Rhythm and blues and country music from its inception.

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