Dolly Parton says she doesn't DESERVE Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nom; fans beg her to reconsider

Dolly Parton was the only country musician on this year’s ballot for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Others included Eminem, Lionel Richie and others


                            Dolly Parton says she doesn't DESERVE Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nom; fans beg her to reconsider
Dolly Parton (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Dolly Parton is an icon for a reason, the legendary country musician won hearts on the Internet after she decided to opt out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination. The multiple Grammy-winning crooner took to her social media accounts to share the big news revealing her intention of not wanting the votes to be split because of her. Parton also said that she doesn’t feel she earned the right to be nominated.

Parton was the only country musician on this year’s ballot for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Other artists included rap icon Eminem, A Tribe Called Quest, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and Pat Benatar. Parton is not the only artist who would have been nominated from a different genre. The Supremes, Johnny Cash, and Madonna are some of the artists who have been earlier inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Interestingly, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were the first rap group to be inducted in the year 2007.

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‘I don't feel that I have earned that right’

Taking to Instagram and Twitter, Dolly wrote, “Dolly here! 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.” She continued, “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out." The 76-year-old singer-songwriter then added, "I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again – if I'm ever worthy.”
 
Dolly stated, “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! My husband [Carl Dean] is a total rock 'n' roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one. I wish all the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!"  Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation John Sykes while announcing new nominees, said the artists chosen each had "a profound impact on the sound of youth culture."



 

‘You should be in it’ say Parton's fans

Social media thronged Twitter as soon as Parton decided to bow out of the nominations. “The world desperately needs more people like Dolly”, said one user as another posted, “Gotta change my ballot now, but my marker is ready when you are.” The next one shared, “We're the dictionary, but Dolly is defining the word 'humility’.” One user tweeted, “Dolly you deserve EVERYTHING!” Another user shared, “She’s right. Rock N Roll HOF has neglected great acts like Jethro Tull while adding performers out of genre. She may have had some small influence on Rock, but not HOF influence. She’s Country elite, of course.”

Meanwhile, one shared, “Dolly, please reconsider. You are a person whose influence crosses many genres. Your contribution to music is being honored here. It has been an honor voting for you daily. As I feel you more than deserve the honor.”  One user added, “Ma’am, if you don’t deserve it, who does? Love your heart.” An individual stated, “Dolly, you belong in every Hall of Fame!  Baseball.  Football.  Hockey.  Just put you in them all!” And, another concluded, “If there's a Hall of Fame for leadership, you should be in it.”



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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