Dolly Parton has bowed out of her nomination for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. The singer announced her decision through a recent post on Instagram. This was her first-ever nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. The message given out by Parton reflected on her views to not split up the vote counts for other nominees.
In her statement, Dolly expressed that she was grateful for the nomination, however, she refused to continue her run. Dolly, earlier, has been a recipient of the prestigious Country Music Hall Of Fame. Moreover, with Rock and Roll’s recognition, she would’ve joined the likes of artists Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams, and the Everly Brothers. However, Parton chose to decline the award as per her views that she doesn’t deem fit for the recognition yet.
Dolly Parton Declines The Nomination For Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame
Her statement posted on Instagram read, “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. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
She continued, “I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and 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! My husband is a total rock’n’roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one. I wish all of the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Good luck!”
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The nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame came out last month and included many notable names. The list included Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, DEVO, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick.
Moreover, like Parton, many among the nominees earned their first-ever nomination at Rock and Roll. The recipient for the award is chosen through the audience votes and music-industry members. The result is slated to be announced in May.