Dolly Parton has withdrawn her name from the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations because she believes she hasn’t “earned that right.”
The Country music superstar was nominated along with A Tribe Called Quest, Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Fela Kuti, Judas Priest, MC5, The New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and Dionne Warwick.
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.
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.
See her original post below.
Dolly Parton is truly a class act!