Dolly Parton Withdraws 2022 Rock Hall Nomination

    Dolly Parton has withdrawn herself from consideration for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This year marked Parton’s first time being included in the list of nominees, which was revealed at the beginning of February.

    “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,” Parton wrote in a statement today (March 14). “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,” she continued. “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. Rock on!”

    Eminem, Beck, A Tribe Called Quest, Carly Simon, and Duran Duran were also part of the long list of the Hall of Fame, which will announce its inductees in May.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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