Dolly Parton graciously accepted her induction to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Saturday, November 5. “There are few finer songwriters – male or female, that ever lived,” Pink, who inducted her into the hall of fame said in her induction speech. “She writes about things that others would prefer to be swept under the rug.”
Earlier this year, Dolly attempted to rescind her nomination. “I really do not want votes split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out,” Dolly said in a statement, believing since rock music wasn’t in her lane that she shouldn’t take someone else’s spot. Since ballots were already mailed out prior to Dolly rescinding her nomination, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame couldn’t acquiesce to this request. Ultimately, she was elected to the hall of fame!
“I want to thank the Hall of Fame and all the people out there through all of these years. I’ve been doing it all my life, and I do love it. I’m very humbled by this,” Dolly said in her acceptance speech. “I’m sure a lot of you knew that back when they said they were gonna put me in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I didn’t feel like I had done enough to deserve that. I didn’t understand at the time that it’s about more than that, but I’m just so honored and so proud to be here tonight.”
All-Star Showing For Dolly Parton At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame!
Dolly Parton then performed her latest track “Rockin'” alongside the Zac Brown Band. Her hall of fame saga inspired the track as well as a more rock-oriented album coming down the pipeline.“It’s a fine little song, and it’s real rock-y, so I’ll have something fun to play off of, to ease some of the tension,” she says of the track. Following that performance, Dolly was joined by Brandi Carlile, Pink, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown Band, Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Simon Le Bon, Annie Lennox, and Rob Halford on her song “Jolene”.
November 5 was a wonderful night celebrating musical titans and cementing their legacy in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Congratulations to this year’s other inductees: Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Eminem, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon! Keep up with Dolly Parton via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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