In a text post to her nearly 5 million Instagram followers, the legendary Dolly Parton has rescinded her nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She received her nomination for the 37th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction along with seventeen other acts spanning all genres. She joined the likes of Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and Beck, amongst others.
In her post, she humbly explained that she didn’t feel she earned the right for an induction to the Hall of Fame. “I really do not want votes split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out,” she continued. Though we think she’d get in effortlessly, her modest response is admirable.
She expressed that she hopes to receive another nomination in the future. “I do hope the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and will be willing to consider me again–if I’m ever worthy,” she states, which she definitely is worthy. Her influence knows no bounds of genre. With such a long-storied career, it’s surprising that this is her first nomination despite being eligible since 1992 (artists are first eligible 25 years after the release of their debut album, and Dolly’s first album Hello, I’m Dolly was released in 1967).
On a positive note, Dolly has been inspired to release an album with more of a rock influence. According to her post, her husband has been encouraging her to do one, so what better time than now! Who knows, maybe her Instagram post is a clue to an upcoming album. Only time will tell!
In the meantime, stream her latest release Run, Rose, Run below to wet your appetite. You can also cast your vote for your favorite Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees here! Voting ends April 29th and the inductees will be announced in May.
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