Amid soaring gas and food prices, war in Europe and other crises, entertainment legend Dolly Parton inadvertently breathed some much-needed levity into the public consciousness.
The 11-time Grammy Award winner stunned the music world by removing herself from consideration for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year.
“Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel I have earned that right,” Parton tweeted Monday. “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
Essentially, the country music legend suggested that she doesn’t deserve to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because she hasn’t done much rock music.
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However, Parton said, she’d be delighted to be considered for the honor in the future — perhaps after she releases a rock album.
“I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again — if I’m ever worthy,” she tweeted.
“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 is a total rock ‘n’ roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one.”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 14, 2022
On Thursday, officials at the Cleveland institution responded to Parton’s tweet, saying she will remain on the list of nominees.
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